Formally founded in 1904 and chartered in 1906, the Canadian Bible Society is a member of the United Bibles Societies, a fellowship of 145 national Bible societies around the world. The societies work in partnership with churches and other Bible agencies to facilitate and support translation and Scripture distribution work around the globe.

Statement of Purpose

As a national religious charitable organization, the purposes of the Canadian Bible Society are to translate without doctrinal note, publish, and distribute the Christian Scriptures, and to promote and encourage the use of the Bible, throughout Canada and worldwide in cooperation with members of the United Bible Societies and other organizations.


CBS’ leadership includes the operational Lead Team, the Canadian Ministry Team, Major Gift Officers, and the Board of Directors.


CBS has regions offices all across the country to resource individuals and churches through speaking engagements and other Scripture resources.


Read online or download CBS Financial, Impact and Ministry reports.


CBS receives some Frequently Asked Questions. We answer them here.

Who would have ever believed that reading the Bible cover to cover in 2008 would transform our family?!

Sure, my wife and three teenagers were already Christians, but life was busy and we only did our devotions separately when our individual calendars allowed. However, in 2008, the Wesleyan Church denomination encouraged all of their churches to read through the Bible using the One Year Bible, and our family took up the challenge! Besides the obvious benefits of getting into God’s Word, this opportunity brought our family together like never before. We were accountable to each other. We were competing with each other. And we actually found common ground to talk to each other (so critical during those teen years). And now that we are six years older, I see our young adults having made daily Bible reading a lifestyle choice.

Source: Reading the Bible as a family

For more stories of how the Canadian Bible Society is changing lives, visit our Testimonies section.