Canada has long been home to a significant population of Jewish people, particularly in the Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg areas. For this reason, Chosen People Ministries has had a presence in Canada since the late 1930s. At that time, Chosen People Ministries’ field representatives and missionaries began to fulfill speaking engagements in churches and conferences throughout Canada in cities such as Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal. The Mission constituted a Canadian Board in the early 1940s and established the headquarters for the Mission in Toronto, Ontario.
Today, Jorge Sedaca supervises the work in Canada. The Mission has Messianic centers and congregations in Toronto (led by Ben Volman) and Winnipeg (led by Michael Wodlinger). Chosen People Ministries in Canada offers Messianic services, campus outreach, Bible studies, home visitation and special events designed to help Jewish seekers and others encounter the life-giving message of the Gospel.
Each fall Chosen People Ministries hosts Haverim-Friends, our annual Canadian Messianic retreat in Guelph, Ontario, with special speakers and workshops designed to bring seekers to faith and deepen the discipleship of already committed believers.