Building Community

The process of community-building initiated by Bahá’ís in neighbourhoods and towns across Canada aims to raise individual and collective capacity to take charge of a community’s spiritual, social and intellectual development.

Activities that drive this process, and which are open to all, include meetings that strengthen the devotional character of the community, classes that nurture the hearts and minds of children, groups that empower youth to serve their communities, and study circles aimed at applying Bahá’í teachings to individual and collective life.

This process of community building includes people of all ages and backgrounds who share a common purpose to promote the well-being and prosperity of the whole community. Everyone is invited to fully participate in these activities, regardless of belief or background. In addition to these main activities, Bahá’ís and their friends also participate in a variety of other gatherings, including community service initiatives and observances of Bahá’í Holy Days. Informal gatherings, sometimes referred to as “fireside meetings,” provide an open setting to ask questions and learn more about the Bahá’í Faith.

Visit the Building Community website to hear from children, youth, and adults from across Canada who are engaged in community-building initiatives.