News Releases

A Message of Faith, Service and Love Expressed at National Prayer Breakfast

Representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attended Canada’s 52nd Annual National Prayer Breakfast held in Ottawa on May 18, 2017. Elder Alain Allard, Area Seventy with responsibility for public affairs in Canada, and local Church leaders joined with over 1,000 participants at the yearly gathering of government, church and other leaders in Canada.

Church Provides Update on President Monson

Because of limitations incident to his age, President Monson is no longer attending meetings at the Church offices on a regular basis. He communicates and confers with his counselors on matters as needed. President Monson is grateful that the work of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continues without interruption. He appreciates the prayers and support of Church members.

Friendships Forged Through Common Goal of Preserving Family Heritage

Dr. Bryan Walls recently welcomed service volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum, calling them a “godsend.”

Celebrating Mother’s Day Across Canada

This Mother’s Day, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with others across the nation, will take time to reflect on the meaning of motherhood. In 1995, the First Presidency of the Church published a document entitled “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” which declares, “All human beings — male and female — are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents.”

Mormons Join Conference to Explore Religion and Citizenship at Canada’s 150th

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a conversation sponsor and participant of the third Our Whole Society conference held May 8–9, 2017, in Ottawa. This conference brought together representatives from religious and secular organizations across Canada to explore the theme “Religion and Citizenship at Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.”

Toronto Selected as Host City of 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Toronto has been chosen to host the seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2018. The parliament is the world’s largest interfaith gathering — more than 10,000 participants, including members and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are expected.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Questions and Answers about Changes to the Young Men Program

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 11, 2017, announced significant changes to the activity program for young men ages 14-18.

Mormons Celebrate Earth Day by Planting Trees 

Toronto members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered together on the morning of April 22, 2017 — Earth Day — to do their part in preparing for the annual planting of trees in the Rouge River Valley.

Mormons Join Interfaith Groups to Support Habitat for Humanity

“Building Sacred Bridges: An Interfaith Musical Experience” welcomed audiences to Knox United Church and the Beth Tzedec Congregation in Calgary, Alberta for two concerts marking the end of World Interfaith Harmony Week in the city.

From Vacation to Humanitarian Foundation

While vacationing in the beautiful Dominican Republic, two women caught the vision of the difference they could make in the lives of families suffering from poverty. Louise ZoBell and Sandra Nelson, from Stirling, Alberta, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are currently spearheading their vision as executive director and president of the Dominican Starfish Foundation.