History of the Bahá’ís of London

The Bahá’í Community of Canada dates back to 1898 when Edith Magee, a 17-year-old from London, first heard about the Bahá’í Faith. By 1898-1899, Canada’s first Bahá’í group consisted of Edith, her 15 year old sister, Harriet and her mother, Annie.

In just over 100 years, the Bahá’í Community of Canada has grown from three to 30000 Canadians that are truly representative of Canada’s rich cultural, social and ethnic diversity. There are French and English-speaking Bahá’ís, more than 18% of the community comes from First Nations and Inuit backgrounds and another 30% are recent immigrants and refugees. Canadian Bahá’ís live in every province and territory and are spread among 1200 localities.

For more information on the history of the Bahá’í Community of London Ontario please visit http://www.londonbahaihistory.9li.ca/magee/