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TORONTO, 23 MARCH 2017, (CBNS)

The Alberta and Quebec governments, among others, greeted the Baha’is on their Naw-Ruz (New Year) this year.

The Quebec Natonal Assembly passed a unanimous motion:

"That the National Assembly mark the first day of spring, celebrated as a New Year by Quebecers, and Quebeckers from Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Tajikistan, and by the Bahá'ís. "

In Alberta , the Baha’i New Year was acknowledged in the Alberta Legislature by Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Sherwood Park Annie McKitrick.

CALGARY, 22 MARCH 2017, (CBNS)

A group of Baha’i youth from Calgary recently contributed to a process of envisioning Canada’s future over the next 50 years.

TORONTO, 17 MARCH 2017, (CBNS)

Baha’is throughout Canada are inviting their friends and neighbours to festive community celebrations on March 20. For Baha’is, this is New Years Day and a holy day on which work is suspended.

TORONTO, 23 FEBRUARY 2017, (CBNS)

From sunset on February 24 to sunset of February 28, Baha’is and their friends in more than 100 000 localities in virtually every country around the world will be celebrating the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha (or the “Days of Ha”).

TORONTO, 30 JANUARY 2017, (CBNS)

In response to reports that a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on Sunday night, killing six people and wounding several others, the following statement was made by Dr. Gerald Filson, Director of Public Affairs for the Baha’i Community of Canada:

In the News

BATTAMBANG, 29 MARCH 2017, (BWNS)
Excitement is stirring in Battambang as anticipation builds for the completion of the first local Baha'i House of Worship. Scores upon scores of inhabitants in the region have been galvanized to offer service to their communities...
28 MARCH 2017, (QUARTZ)
Marjan Davoudi was 19 years old when she was told that she was not human. Davoudi, now 56, had been studying math at the National University in Tehran when the Islamic revolution began in 1979.
New York, 26 MARCH 2017, (BWNS)
The Baha'i International Community (BIC) contributed to the discourse on the advancement of women during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this year.
GENEVA, 24 MARCH 2017, (BIC)
Following strong expressions of concern about human rights violations in Iran from the UN Secretary General and the Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, the Human Rights Council today voted to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur...
OTTAWA, 19 MARCH 2017, CENTRETOWN BUZZ
The year 2017 is an important one for all Canadians, being the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For the Bahá’ís of Ottawa and the worldwide Bahá’í community, it is also a special bicentennial celebration of the birth of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.