News Releases

Embracing Reconciliation

One year ago the Canadian government released the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations — 94 “calls to action.” These calls to action were the result of six years of dialogue, the involvement of three commissioners and the collection of over 6,750 stories from residential school survivors and witnesses.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Expands Suicide Prevention Resources

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has expanded its suicide prevention resources for leaders and members to coincide with Suicide Prevention Month in the U.S.

Missionaries Thrive on Their Labour of Love

Identified by black name badges as missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, over 74,000 missionaries have answered the call to serve wherever they are sent.

Celebrating Grandparents as "Memory Makers"

Formally recognized in Canada in 1995 and now celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labour Day, Grandparents Day is a special opportunity to honour a vital link between past and future generations.

Winnipeg Mormons Host Community Open House for Proposed Temple

Elected officials, multi-faith leaders, neighbourhood group leaders, community residents and local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Winnipeg Manitoba Stake Centre on August 25 to receive information about the proposed Winnipeg Manitoba Temple. Attendees were able to view architectural drawings, including site plans, elevations and a coloured rendering of the proposed temple.

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.