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Canada is located in the northern part of the North American continent

It borders the United States in the south and extends from the Atlantic Ocean
in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean.

Ottawa is the capital and the nation's 4th largest city.
The population is over 33 million

FACTS
The name 'Canada' comes from the Iroquoian word 'Kanata', which means 'Village' or 'Settlement'.
Other names considered were Victorialand, Norland, Superior, Transatlantia, and Tuponia.

Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area.

Canada's  common border with the United States is the world's longest land border.

Canada's largest cities are:
Toronto
Montreal
Vancouver
Ottawa

DEMOGRAPHICS
32%       Canadian
21%       English
15.8 %    French
15.1%     Scottish
13.9%     Irish
10.2%     German
4.6%      Italian
4.3%      Chinese
4.0%      Native American(First Nations)
3.9%      Ukrainian
3.3%      Dutch

72.07 %    Christian
19.09%     Non religious  
2..9%      Muslim
1.1%       Jewish
1.0%       Buddhist
1.0%       Hindu
0.9%       Sikh
0.75%     Other
0.59%     Chinese
0.40%     Ethno-Religionist
0.10%     Baha'i

FAMOUS CANADIANS
Scientists
William Osler (1849 –1919) Physician and professor
Sometimes described as the "Father of Modern Medicine"

Media
William Shatner (b 1931)   Actor and producer. Known for playing Captain James T Kirk  
Donald Sutherland (b 1935) Actor
David Paul Cronenberg, (b 1943)Filmmaker, screenwriter and actor
John Candy (1950-1994)         Actor, Comedian
James Francis Cameron (b 1954)  Film director and producer
Atom Egoyan (b 1960)   Stage and film director
Michael J Fox (1961)   Actor, Producer  

Musians
Jon BonJovi (b 1962)  Singer, Actor

Activists
David Suzuki (b 1936) Environmental activist
Terry Fox. (1958-1981) Had leg amputated at the age of 18.
Started a run across Canada, titled "The Marathon of Hope', to raise awareness for cancer

Sports
Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve (b 1971) Automobile racing driver
Adam Joseph van Koeverden (b 1982) Sprint kayaker.

Rick Hansen (b 1957) Paraplegic athlete who embarked on his "Man in Motion" Tour
Wheeled himself across 34 countries)

Clara Hughes (b 1972) Cyclist and speed skater.
Won two bronzes in the Summer Olympics in 1996

Wayne Douglas Gretzky (b 1961) Professional ice hockey player
Owen James Hart (1965-1999) A Canadian-American professional and amateur wrestler
Patrick Jacques Roy(b 1965) Former professional ice hockey goaltender

HISTORY
For thousands of years Canada was inhabited by various Native American tribes,
including the Inuit and the First Nations.

In the late 15th century, British and French explored and later settled,the area's Atlantic coast.

After the Seven Years War (1756-1763) France ceded nearly all of its North American colonies.

Eastern Canada was the main front in the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain.

After the war there was large-scale immigration to Canada from Britain and Ireland.

In 1867, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces:
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The Northwest Territories joined  the Confederation in 1870.

British Columbia and Vancouver Island joined the Confederation in 1871.
Prince Edward Island joined in 1873.

Canada created the Yukon Territory in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Alberta and Saskatchewan joined the Confederation in 1905.
Newfoundland joined in 1949.

CONDITIONS
Canada is one of the world's leading industrial nations and has strong
trade links with the United States.

Canada's diverse terrain; mountains, forests, wilderness, grasslands and arctic tundra provide
vast natural resources and contribute to the nation's current wealth.

Canada has had a long and complex relationship with the United States.
Both have a shared British cultural heritage.
Both have developed one of the most stable and mutually-beneficial relationships
in the modern world.
Each is the other's chief economic partner.
Large-scale tourism and migration between the two nations have increased rapport.

Canada has a market-oriented economy and a high standard of living.

Canada is one of the most multi-cultural societies in the world.
At its heart are three diverse cultures: French, British and Native Canadian.

Added to this mix are a significant number of people from Europe, Asia, Africa
and Latin America.

Immigrant communities in Canada are continuing to grow.
Vancouver is the world's second largest Sikh city.
Toronto claims to be the most racially diverse city in the world.

In the past the unity of Canada was threatened by an undercurrent of feeling
in French speaking Quebec, in favor of becoming independent from the rest
of the country.
In 1995 Canada came within a few thousand votes of breaking up.
The Prime Minister attempted to resolve the issue by giving Quebec special
status as a 'distinct society'

The Inuit (Eskimos) in the Arctic have been devastatingly affected by the impact
of Western culture.
Their suicide rate is four times the national average.

SPIRITUAL CONDITIONS
Secularism and pluralism are very high.
Popular culture has shown increasing antipathy toward Christianity.
Increasing numbers of people are non-religious.

There is increasing division among many congregations.
Many congregations are becoming more liberal.

Evangelical Christians have declined.

Most French Canadians in Quebec strongly identify with Catholic culture,
but only a quarter of them ever attend church.

Other religions are also growing rapidly through immigration and high birthrates.
Many Muslim immigrants are coming from French speaking countries

There is, a growing prayer movement in Quebec, which brings together Christians
from different denominations and traditions.

The indigenous people suffered deeply during the advance of Western culture.
As a result of this many are suspicious of Christianity.
Court cases against churches have increased over their treatment
of native Canadians

Despite this, small numbers of indigenous people have become Christians.


PRAYER NEEDS
Pray that the tensions between Quebec and the rest of Canada be resolved peacefully.

Pray for a much needed revival among the churches.

Pray that there be greater discernment and love of God and His Word.

Pray for meaningful evangelism, church planting and spiritual growth
into diverse cultures.

Pray for a growth of indigenous leadership and culturally appropriate
churches in their communities.

Pray that there be a great spiritual move among the Inuit.
Pray that they receive justice, healing, hope and encouragement.
Prayer update: Canada

Alff of the above information I got from the following links.

LINKS
Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada

Operation World
www.operationworld.org/

Prayercast
prayercast.com/canada

Global Prayer Resource
www.globalprn.com/prayer-for-t…
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:iconderpinggerp:
DerpingGerp Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student
WOOT! CANADA! :P
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you liked. :)
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:iconderpinggerp:
DerpingGerp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student
I loved it!
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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PortalXRockz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 You've done a lot of research and I hope the prayers do come true
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Soniclifetime Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Wow, you get it quite right !

I weren't knowing the demographics !! XD
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Almerious Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for posting this!
I find that Canada is often neglected in history, so it's wonderful to see someone sum up some amazing points about this beautiful country! Well done :hug:
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student
Heyo! This is pretty cool. Some of this I didn't know, and some of this I remember from social class. Can I add to this?
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SeekHim Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Go right ahead. :)
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student
First nations's grievances aren't just the advance of Western culture. They have their own culture way before Europeans landed in Canada, the sore spot is because Canadian society has attempted to assimilate the First Nations into the main-stream culture, disregarding First Nation culture as "inferior". Another likely reason, First Nations are suspicious of Christianity is because from the middle 1800s to  1996, children of aboriginal families were taken from their parents to residential schools, and suffered all kinds of abuse under the hands of those that ran the residential schools, mostly nuns. First Nation and Canadian history has always been a sticky mess. 
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CupcakeProof Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Wow! Thank you for linking me to this, it's not often people actually pay attention to Canada hahah! Your information was pretty much spot on and I think it's amazing you're using DA to educate people on different cultures! Spreading knowledge is always awesome! Clap 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

That's one of the reason I post these; to spread awareness! :)

I like to think that I'm making an impact in some small way.

 

GOD bless

John 3:16

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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I pray for Canada every night.
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StarryDrawer101 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This was really informative ^^ Ill pray for everyone of these needs :D thank you so very much for sending me the link to this :D Your really kind :), God bless you!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

You're welcome. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16

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Feesu-san Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
:pray:
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LUV THE ST. LAWRENCE IRUQUOIS.
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AnzaChataine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I this is extremely late but thank you for linking me to this. I think I should be honest and say that I don't pray for my country as often as I should(I mean, I don't pray for Canada ever..it hardly comes to my mind)..this is a great reminder for not just me but for others. Thank you very much and continue doing what you're doing :) God bless you
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You too. :)
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Rainbow-Beanicorn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen :) Thank you for linking this to me, I am Canadian as you know and live near Vancouver. All of these facts you posted were very educational for me, lol some things i didn't even know about my own country.

God Bless you for having such a large heart, and a giving spirit.

Merry Christmas :)
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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Maryyas-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for posting this. This is really cool
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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Maryyas-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Dexter96 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I live in Canada. I have found that the tension between Quebec and the rest of Canada is slowly dying away. While most Quebeckers (I think that's how it's spelled, I don't know) see Quebec as a distinct society, a recent study has shown that the number of Quebeckers in favour of separating from the rest of the country has decreased since the referendum. Only 20% percent believe Quebec is likely to separate in the near future [link] .

I wouldn't say that there is much antipathy towards Christianity in the media. The media just doesn't mention it very often. In Canada, it's quite rare for religion to be talked about outside of churches (or other houses of worship) or outside the homes of religious people.

Thank you for your concern.:nod:
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for your info! I've made changes.
What part of Canada are you from? I've visited Toronto and Quebec
and would love to see Vancouver someday.
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Dexter96 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I live in Toronto. It definitely has a lot of racial diversity. Aside from the climate and the transit system, it's a great city to live in.

I've never been to Vancouver, but it looks like a great city, from what I've seen of it (it actually ranked as #1 on a list of most desirable cities to live in). I want to live there when I grow up.
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Iceveyns Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Thank you for posting this!
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
I've visited Canada a few times.
I really love Toronto and hope to see Vancouver someday!
What part are you from?
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Iceveyns Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's nice!
I'd like to see both of those really one day!
I'm from Quebec~
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ScampBreezy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. My country, just like all others, needs prayer too. Thank you for posting this. :nod:
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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ScampBreezy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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