News Releases

Remembrance Day — Vimy Ridge 100 Years Later

The poppy — red; typically worn on the left breast, near the heart; the symbol of remembrance. Every year, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather with millions of other Canadians at commemoration sites, workplaces, schools and homes to honour those who have fallen in the service of their country.

Mormon Pulitzer Prize–Winning Historian Speaks to McGill University Audience

Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich — the celebrated Harvard historian, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — spoke to 65 students and academic faculty on October 26, 2017, at the McGill University Birks Heritage Chapel.

Women of Faith Build Homes for Habitat for Humanity

Women of various faiths worked side by side in Scarborough, Ontario, on October 26, 2017, to build homes for Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA). Wearing hard hats, work boots and tool belts, the women represented Buddhist, Hindu, Indigenous, Islamic, Jewish and various Christian faiths.

“A Freedom Seeker’s Toronto” Event Highlights Black History

On October 18–19, 2017, the Ontario Black History Society held an event themed “A Freedom Seeker’s Toronto.” The program focused on courageous individuals who risked their lives to escape to Toronto via the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

General Conference Sessions Consolidated

In a message sent to Church leadership and to be read in worship services throughout the world, the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for future general conferences.

Family Discovery Day Encourages Preservation of Family Heritage and Cultural Traditions

Family Discovery Day, sponsored by the Saskatoon branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, brought together family history and indigenous culture on October 14, 2017.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

A Primer on Coming Changes to the Missionary Program

Canadian Delegates Participate in BYU Symposium on Religious Freedom

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) at Brigham Young University hosted its 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium October 1–3, 2017, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Thanksgiving — A Time to Reflect on Bounteous Blessings

Today, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints join others in Canada to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Mormons “Just Serve” by Teaming Up With Local Food Banks

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partnered with local food banks in Calgary, Edmonton and many surrounding communities during Canada’s Hunger Awareness Week, September 18–22, with their annual door-to-door food drive.