Local communities

Bahá’ís reside in some 2300 localities, in every province and territory in Canada.

The Bahá’í Community of Canada includes individuals from virtually every cultural, linguistic, and age group in the country, reflecting the rich diversity of its peoples.

The collective affairs of the local Bahá’í communities are administered by elected councils – Local Spiritual Assemblies – that are comprised of nine members.  Authority is vested in the elected institutions, not in their individual members.

Most Bahá’í communities are engaged in neighbourhood activities which aim to raise individual and collective capacity to take charge of a community’s spiritual, social and intellectual development.  Local communities also host regular gatherings such as commemorations and celebrations of Holy Days and informal discussions on the Bahá’í Faith. These activities are open to all.

You can contact the Bahá’í community in your area through the menu on the right.