News Releases

Mormon Youth Making Meals and Making a Difference

Youth from across Ontario attending a youth leadership conference in Waterloo, Ontario, organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a service partnership on August 13, turning three hours of labour into an immeasurable blessing to families in need by assembling 174,000 meals.

Youth Press Forward in Ottawa

As part of the Ottawa youth conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held August 6, 2016, 130 youth from Ottawa and Montreal performed at the Andrew Haydon Park bandshell in Ottawa, Ontario, raising awareness for refugees in the Ottawa area.

Prominent Mormon Athlete Credits Faith and Family for Success

During a half-time ceremony in Montreal on July 29, star athlete Ben Cahoon was celebrated by friends and fans as the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes retired his #86 jersey. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The star slotback receiver credits his faith and supportive family for his illustrious football career.

Interfaith Breakfast With Mayor Tory Held in Toronto

Toronto mayor John Tory and the Toronto Area Interfaith Council (TAIC) hosted the city’s sixth Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast Reception on July 27, 2016, at Toronto City Hall. The reception provided an opportunity for Toronto city councillors to engage with Toronto-area faith leaders, who included several local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Celebrating Friendship on an International Scale

On July 30 people around the world will take joy in celebrating International Friendship Day.

As followers of Christ, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe everyone to be literal sons and daughters of God and therefore spirit brothers and sisters. Given this perspective, Mormons take great joy in friendship and fellowship with each other, with neighbours and with colleagues.

Nurses Care for Those Who Serve

Occasionally missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving across Canada need medical help. When illness strikes or an accident happens, a missionary’s call to a mission nurse specialist can be a helpful step on the road to recovery.

Mormons and Muslims Break the Fast Together in Montreal

Sunday, July 3, marked the first time that iftar, the evening meal when Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast, was held at a Mormon chapel in Montreal. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) of Montreal shared a meal at sunset to celebrate Ramadan and to mark the end of the monthly Mormon fast Sunday.

Maritime Couple Accepts Mission Call to Alberta

In July 2016, George and Lisa Pattison of Hampton, New Brunswick, will put their lives on hold for three years as they become mission presidents for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Celebrating Canada’s Day With Gratitude for Freedoms

Across the nation every year on July 1 Canadians gather as families, communities and friends to celebrate Canada Day. Parades, flag raisings, picnics, fireworks and other special events mark the occasion. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints join with all Canadians in gratefully honouring their country.

Historic Freedmen's Bureau Project Completed

FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the orld, is pleased to announce the completion of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project, indexing the names of millions of African Americans directly following emancipation.