Quebec and Francophone Canada
Quebec is geographically Canada's largest province where eight million people live. For four hundred years, Quebec's society has rested on two pillars: French culture and the Catholic religion. But, since the 1960's the 'quiet revolution' has made Quebec a secular society. Today, less than five percent of Catholics go to Mass on Sundays.
Beyond Quebec, French is the main language of more than three hundred thousand Acadian people in the maritime provinces. Ontario's Francophone community is almost five percent of the total population—the largest Francophone community in Canada outside of Quebec.
In Quebec, all public and private schools must teach a course on 'ethics and religious culture' but not to instill belief. Georges Leroux, philosopher at the University of Montreal who designed the new course, maintains that "the time has come to think about the transmission of religious culture no longer as faith, but as history, as the universal heritage of humanity."
Suppose that young people, concerned adults, and church leaders from across Canada saw these areas and occaisions as very real missional needs and opportunities where the power of the gospel must be shared. . . because we can.
Some are taking hold of this opportunity now and more are needed. Suppose we saw that 'the time has come' to change Quebec and Francophone Canada. What will you do?
For more information on what you and your church can do to partner with Mission Canada, see the Quebec and Francophone Canada guiding group's website
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To see growth and multiplication of healthy churches and workers in Quebec and Francophone Canada." Values
- Identifying workers through discipleship
- Church planting
It is the priority of Mission Canada to develop partnerships between churches in Canada and those in Quebec and Francophone Canada. We aim to raise up workers to address the need that exists in our French-speaking provinces, and to celebrate how God is moving among them.