Community Profile

OC's Community Profile is an in-depth, customized view of a community's demographic information.

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The Canadian Census

Every ten years, the Canadian government takes an extensive census of our nation. This research provides an amazingly detailed look at who we are and how we have changed or grown in the past decade.

Canada conducted our ten-year census last year and the results are out. Our team is reviewing the data and looking for important trends and revelations that help us as Christians to understand our country ...


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Adult Third Culture Kid Research

One of the main reasons I decided to pursue doctoral studies was to conduct research. Not just any research, but "Adult Third Culture Kid" (ATCK) research. For many years, I worked with children, teens, and adults from various mission agencies, preparing them for international ministry and helping them transition back to Canada.

As I listened to their stories of joy and heartbreak, accomplishments and struggles, I realized that there is so much more that we, as caregivers and organizations, can learn from these international workers and their families to contribute to their transition and healing. In particular, we need to find new ways to help them help themselves, long after the end of the transition retreats and workshops we offer.

The question I am exploring for my research is “How can spiritual self-leadership encourage identity development and sense of belonging in ATCKs in order for them to fully realize their potential and value contribution in the workplace?”

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Discovering the "Online Church" in Canada

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Canadian churches were required to stop holding public gatherings.  In the weeks to follow, Canadian churches have been exploring new ways of gathering as the body of Christ. This first survey in our Discovering the "Online Church" research project examines some of those new online worship experiences.

Welcoming Strangers

A biblical understanding of how Christians should welcome strangers is imperative for our day.  How do we demonstrate love toward people who are very different from us?  We must learn how to see others the way God sees them.  This study should help us identify what it looks like to be a “Good Samaritan” in our modern culture and context.

Church For a New Generation?

Breakthrough discoveries come from a first-ever effort to conduct a national study of the country’s largest-attendance churches, an initiative sponsored by a large coalition of Canadian scholars and evangelical ministries, along with the U.S.-based Leadership Network, which does similar research in its country.

Church Attendance

A look at church attendance trends.

The Bible Belt

A report detailing the change in the Christian population and church attendance in the city of Abbotsford.

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