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ISKCON Featured in Nova Scotia Stats on Growth of Religious Minorities
By ISKCON News   |  Apr 06, 2024

Feature photo by Braeson Holland.

In a recent article, Canada Immigration News (CIN) reported significant growth in the immigration of religious minorities to the country. While it focused on Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, the phenomenon is true across Canada. “The proportion of Canada’s population that identifies as being Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh has more than doubled in 20 years.” ISKCON Temples across Canada are not only centers of worship and service but also provide meaningful connections for these new immigrants navigating Canadian culture.

As part of the article, CIN spoke to the Temple President of ISKCON Halifax, Shammy Sohal. Halifax was founded in 1749 by the British as a strategic military outpost and trading center. Over the centuries, it has evolved into a bustling port city, playing significant roles in maritime trade, immigration, and as a key naval base during both World Wars. To read the full article, click here. To follow ISKCON Halifax online, visit their Facebook page or Instagram. You can view a beautiful video of their 2023 Ratha Yatra celebration here.

ISKCON Halifax Food for Life regularly provides sacred food (prasadam) to homeless individuals and offers prayers through Kirtan for their well-being.