about us

Focus on the Family Canada is a charitable organization which has been serving families in Canada since opening its doors in 1983. For 30 years, we have been providing care, advice, support and encouragement to families at every stage of life. We have worked hard to respond to the many real issues families face and to provide sound and practical guidance based on Christian principles.

By providing valuable and relevant seminars and conferences, resources on an array of important issues, personal counselling and prayer support, and much more, we aim to be the place Canadian families turn to for trusted help and encouragement!

OUR MISSION:
To strengthen Canadian families through education and support based on Christian principles.

OUR VISION:
To see every family transformed by love, vibrant in faith and enduring in hope.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
The Pre-eminence of Evangelism
We believe that the ultimate purpose of life is to know and glorify God and to attain eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, beginning within our own families and then reaching out to a suffering humanity that needs to embrace His love and sacrifice.

The Permanence of Marriage
We believe that the institution of marriage is a sacred covenant designed by God to model the love of Christ for His people and to serve both the public and private good as the basic building block of human civilization. Marriage is intended by God to be a thriving, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, enduring through trials, sickness, financial crises and emotional stresses. Therefore, Christians are called to defend and protect God's marriage design and to minister in Christ's name to those who suffer the consequences of its brokeness.

The Value of Children
We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity.

The Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that human life is created by God in His image. It is therefore of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions, including the preborn, the aged, those deemed unattractive, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other condition in which humanness is expressed from the single-cell stage of development to natural death. Christians are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life.

The Importance of Social Responsibility
We believe that God has ordained the social institutions of family, church and government for the benefit of all mankind and as a reflection of His divine nature. Therefore, Christians are called to support these institutions, according to God's design and purpose, and to protect them against destructive social influences. Such involvement is in obedience to Christ's lordship over all creation and is requried by His command to care for the well-being of all people.

The Value of Male and Female
We believe that God created humans in His image, intentionally male and female, each bringing unique and complementary qualities to sexuality and relationships. Sexuality is a glorious gift from God to be offered back to Him either in marriage for procreation, union and mutual delight, or in celibacy for undivided devotion to Christ. Christians are called to proclaim the truth and beauty of God's design and the redemption of sexual brokenness in our lives and culture through Jesus Christ.


Welcome to Focusonthefamily.ca

At Focus on the Family Canada, we’re committed to helping families thrive. You can count on us for uplifting articles, helpful marriage and parenting programs, resources that address a breadth of family concerns, and practical answers to your specific problems.

If you’re looking for tools to raise great kids, ideas to improve your marriage, inspiration for yourself or assistance for someone you know, you’ve come to the right place!

We invite you to browse our website, tune in to our radio programs or contact us directly. We offer a wide range of helps to meet the needs of today’s Canadian families.

It’s our desire to serve and help you at your particular stage of family life. We invite you to contact us by phone, email or mail, and tell us how we can assist you and your family.

Terence Rolston

President
Focus on the Family Canada

TOLL-FREE 1.800.661.9800

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