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Religious Freedom in Canada - Person celebrating religious freedom in Canada Religious freedom is critical to our quest to know and worship God. Living out our religious beliefs includes gathering together to worship God, teach, do good works, and share our faith. Religious freedom is the ability to hold religious beliefs and live them out, personally and in community, privately and publicly.

Canada is a nation in which people of different faiths live side by side. Canadian law and society recognize the significance of religious belief and practice. Freedom of conscience and religion are the first fundamental freedoms listed in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Media releases

EFC and CHEC Disappointed With Supreme Court TWU Decision

OTTAWA, ON – In a complex split ruling released June 15, a majority of the...

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The EFC and CCRL welcome Supreme Court decision in Wall case

OTTAWA – Today, the Supreme Court affirmed in Wall v. Judicial Committee of the...

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Articles

Sign up for Webinar on Supreme Court TWU Decision

The Supreme Court released a disappointing decision June 15 on a major religious...

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Three questions on doctrine in the courts and the Wall case

EFC President Bruce Clemenger responds to the Supreme Court decision on the "Wall...

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Official statements

Interfaith Update Regarding Canada Summer Jobs Program

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders gave a joint update March 28 about the...

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Statement on the anniversary of Quebec mosque shootings

We call on all Canadians to renew our individual and collective efforts to build a...

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Outgoing letters

Letter to all MPs on Canada Summer Jobs attestation

The EFC wrote to all MPs asking for changes to the problematic attestation procedure...

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Letter to the Minister of Employment on Canada Summer Jobs Program

The EFC believes the new Canada Summer Jobs grant guidelines violate fundamental...

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Court cases

Trinity Western University School of Law [2013-2018]

Religious freedom is critical to our quest to know and worship God. Living out our religious beliefs includes gathering together to worship God, teach, do good works, and share our faith.

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Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia [2016-2017]

Religious freedom is critical to our quest to know and worship God. Living out our religious beliefs includes gathering together to worship God, teach, do good works, and share our faith.

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Video gallery

EFC Responds to Supreme Court's TWU decision

Bruce Clemenger, President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, responds to the...

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Bruce Clemenger Update on SCC Case - Wall v. Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

EFC President Bruce Clemenger comments on a Supreme Court decision about whether courts...

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Government

Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program (2017)

Get the latest updates (June 12) on the troublesome policy change in this government program affecting many religious groups.

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Submission to the UN's Universal Periodic Review (Human Rights in Canada)

Recommendations for Canada on sexual exploitation, prostitution, human trafficking, pornography and religious freedom. Submitted jointly on Oct. 5 by the EFC and WEA.

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Documents

Christians and Civil Disobedience

Background paper, revised in August 2001, examines the issue of civil disobedience from a Christian perspective.

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