5 FACTS ABOUT MENNONITES
1 Mennonites are a religious-cultural group established in the 16th century during the Protestant Reformation.
2 They first began arriving in Upper Canada around 1776.
3 Since Mennonites originated in German-speaking countries, the German language has been one of their defining characteristics.
4 The 2001 census recorded 191,000 Mennonites in Canada. More than half of all Mennonites live in cities.
5 In 2010, the largest concentration of urban Mennonites was located in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Kitchener-Waterloo.