The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) is actively engaged in the development of a vibrant action plan to enhance, serve, and support religious vocation ministry across the country. In order to accomplish this goal, we led the study “Recent Vocations to Religious Life in Canada,” a research project geared to providing the Canadian Church with the most up to date picture of new membership to religious communities throughout the country. This study, conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), was made possible through the financial support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

The relevant information gathered through this study will serve as an accurate foundation for the development of an effective and comprehensive action plan in support of religious vocation ministry across Canada. It is our hope that the results of our research, made available in our websites, will assist all those engaged in vocation ministry as they attempt to strengthen, expand, and reimagine their work.

Download the report (PDF)

Download the appendices (PDF)

Download the small booklet (PDF)

Download the small booklet in French (PDF)