The French-Canadian people group arrived in Canada in the 1600s and 1700s from France, to create New France (Canada).
While in the mid-1800s they spread to other parts of North-America, they live primarily in Québec, Canada's French Province. French-Canadians who do live in Québec often refer to themselves as the Québécois.
Their way of life is a combination of American and European influences. They enjoy an American style of life but culturally relate more to their French, European roots.
Up until the 60s and 70s, Québec was dominated by the Catholic Church. In fact, they controlled almost every domain of society (health care, education, religion and politics). However, in the 60s and 70s, the French Canadian people rebelled against the Catholic control and there was a mass exodus from the Church. Today there is a disdain for religion and especially Christianity. In fact, the worst swear words in Québec are words related to the Catholic Church.
Today there is a spiritual vacuum in Québec and many are open to talk about spiritual issues. The gospel needs to be preached in non-conventional ways with a clear distinction between Catholic religion and a personal relationship with Christ.
* Scripture Prayers for the French-Canadian in United States.
The French-Canadian people desperately need the gospel but are often overlooked because they live in North America. Pray for missionaries to come to Québec and for the next generation of Quebecers to be raised up to reach their own nation for Christ!
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||French-Canadian|
|People Name in Country||French-Canadian|
|Population this Country||278,000|
|Population all Countries||7,967,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Canadian; Canadians, French Speaking; Quebecois|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Massachusetts, Woonsocket Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Manchester New Hampshire, Vermont Source: Ethnologue 2010|
Primary Language: French
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1474-1990)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - African (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Canadian (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in French|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Good Seed Evangelistic Materials|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus film: view in French|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.80 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|