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    Northwest Territories

    135

    Total Church Membership

    0.32% 1-in-310

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Congregations

    Wards
    1 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    History

    The Yellowknife Branch (a "branch" is a small congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwest Territories covers approximately 500,000 square miles. It covers more area than any other branch in the Church. Half of the Church members in the Northwest Territories live in Yellowknife and half are found in Hay River, Fort Smith, Coppermine, Inuvik, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit. These members occasionally travel hundreds of miles to meet for socials and meetings.

     

     

    Canada

    197 710

    Total Church Membership

    0.54% 1-in-186

    Population vs. Church Members

    50

    Stakes

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    492

    Congregations

    345 Wards
    147 Branches

    159

    Family History Centers

    159

    8

    Temples

    7

    Missions | 3 Districts

    History

    Joseph Smith, Sr. and his son Don Carlos — the father and brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. — preached in several Canadian towns and hamlets north of the St. Lawrence River in September 1830. The Canadian settlements were only a day or two’s journey from Palmyra, New York, and Kirtland, Ohio, and several converts were eager to share their new religion with relatives north of the border.

    Between 1830 and 1850, some 2,500 Canadians joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mostly in Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario and the watershed areas of Northern Ontario along the Ottawa River and Lakes Huron and Superior) but also in the southern English-speaking townships of Lower Canada (southern portion of current-day Quebec and the Labrador region), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

    The first known Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Alberta were Simeon F. Allen and his son Heber S. Allen of Hyrum, Utah, who contracted work in 1883 on the Canadian Pacific Railroad between Medicine Hat and Calgary. They were joined by other Later-day Saints from Utah working on the contract.

    A few years later in 1886, Cache Stake President Charles O. Card received permission from Church President John Taylor to investigate colonizing opportunities in southwestern Canada.

    Today, more than 190,000 Latter-day Saints are spread throughout 496 congregations in Canada.

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    621 448

    Members

    2 150

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1 206 148

    Members

    2 139

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    493 970

    Members

    1 382

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9 336 465

    Members

    18 071

    Congregations

    Missions

    182Missions

    Family History Centers

    2 542

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    562 341

    Members

    1 253

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4 093 363

    Members

    5 541

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    971

    Temples

    17Temples