MembershipStatistics Canada has reported a rise in the numbers of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Canada. Statistics Canada's National Household Survey reported: *In the 1991 Census: 5,020 *In the Canada 2001 Census, 2001 Census: 10,280 *In the Canada 2011 Census, 2011 Census: 16,255
HistoryIn 1964, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church was established in Toronto; this was the first Coptic parish established in the Coptic diaspora. In 2002, a survey showed 22 Coptic Orthodox parishes in Canada, indicating growth. In 2011, there were five Coptic Orthodox churches in Montreal.
Dioceses* Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver & Western Canada under Bishop Mina: British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario (west of Mississauga) * Diocese of Ottawa, Montréal & Eastern Canada under Bishop Boules: Ontario (east of Kingston); Québec; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; Newfoundland and Labrador
Church ActivitiesApart from the Divine Liturgy, many of the Coptic churches in Canada offer other services to their congregation, such as Choir, Sunday School, Youth Group, Bible Study, Coptic Language Classes, Hymnology classes, etc. These services help to keep the youth as active members of the Church, and serve to maintain an involved Church community. Church websites usually have a list of the services they offer, and on which days they take place.
See also*List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Canada *Coptic (disambiguation), Coptic * Copts in Canada *Religion in Canada *Coptic diaspora *Coptic Orthodox Church in North America **Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States ***List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in the United States **Coptic Orthodox Church in Mexico *Oriental Orthodoxy in North America