In Canada about 800,000 Anglicans worship in 31 dioceses, from Vancouver Island to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz is the head (called the “Primate”) of the national church. The Anglican Church of Canada supports churches in large urban areas, small rural villages, and in remote northern regions. In addition to English-language services, services are offered in French, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, as well as Indigenous languages.
Every three years, approximately 400 representatives from dioceses across the country gather together at a meeting called General Synod to make decisions on the spiritual and administrative direction of the church. Between Synods, a group called the Council of General Synod is authorized to make decisions on behalf of the wider church. Other counsel or advise is given by the “House of Bishops” -- a gathering of bishops and archbishops from across Canada who meet regularly to reflect on spiritual and moral issues.
The Anglican Church of Canada has a Social Network site called The Community .