Historical Figures

The Bahá’í Community of Canada has a rich history of illustrious members who have contributed greatly to their society as well as to the early development of the Bahá’í community in Canada and the world.

Since the Maxwell family established the first Canadian Bahá’í community in the city of Montréal in 1902, many distinguished individuals have served selflessly in promoting the ideals of unity and social advancement. Canadian Bahá’ís have designed some of the architectural landmarks of the Bahá’í world community and have contributed to the arts, sciences and medicine, aviation and engineering, the life of Aboriginal Canadians, and sustainable development.

You can read biographies of a selected group of these distinguished Canadians through the menu on the right.