Located in the northern part of North America, Canada extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northwards into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world’s second-largest country by total area. Canada is sparsely populated, with the majority of its land being covered by forest and tundra as well as the impressive Rocky Mountains.
Mothers’ Union has been active in Canada for 130 years and now has approximately 400 members. A very strong prayer life is central to all they do. Although vast distances mean that meeting together regularly is difficult, when members do get together at meetings, rallies and conferences, there is an immense feeling of belonging and being bound together in prayer and purpose.
Mothers’ Union members in Canada are involved in a wide range of community activities including:
Community Development Coordinators (CDC’s) are professionally trained community development staff, employed by local Mothers’ Union’s to help and support members as they engage with their churches and wider community.
During the 16 Days of Activism hundreds of members of the Mothers’ Union in Grahamstown came together in solidarity to bring attention and awareness the fact that gender based violence will not be tolerated.