Prairies & NWT
This region covers the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories.
Bible Society work in the prairies started at the end of the 1800s, when the Upper Canada Bible Society began providing Bibles to the settlers who were migrating westward to take up life on the fertile plains. They also provided Scriptures for indigenous peoples and began the work of translating the Bible into local languages. The work of the Bible Society in the West, at the end of the 19th century and in the early years of the 20th century, is one of its great achievements and continues up to today with many important projects, including the translation of the four Gospels and Acts into contemporary Plains Cree, published in 2019, and the decision by a forum of Cree Christian leaders to request the re-publication of the old Western Cree full Bible (aka ‘Mason’ Cree), to be published in 2020.