Quebec and Francophone Canada
8+ million people. 3.95 million speak French only. 360,000 speak English only. 2.70 million speak both French and English.
This is Quebec.
French-Canadian culture is more than 75% Catholic but less than 20% ever attend mass. On 6% do so on a weekly basis.
Quebec is working hard at being at the centre of "La Francophonie". Urbanization is a major factor. Five urban centres in Quebec make up 60% of the population (5 million people). Religion permeates the culture. "Spirituality" is what interests people.
Over 1.8 million have NO Protestant Evangelical Church in their community.
Protestant Evangelicals (Baptist, Pentecostal, Mennonite, Salvation Army, othertraditional Evangelical groups) make up 4% of the total population in Quebec. Yet Sunday morning attendance in Protestant Evangelical churches is less than 1% of the Quebec population.
The PAOC has 106 churches in Quebec. 68 are French, 19 are English, 9 are First Nations, 10 are ethnic.
85% of all Senior Pastors in our French-speaking PAOC churches across Western and Eastern Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes have studied at Institut Biblique du Québec (IBQ), our PAOC French Bible College located in Montreal.