Linking the Canadian Church with the world's minority language groups, to see community transformation through Bible translation, use of translated Scriptures, mother-tongue literacy and education.


Word Alive is published three times annually by Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. Its mission is to inform, inspire and involve the Christian public as partners in the worldwide Bible translation movement.

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A Cree Initiative

Spring 2017

After several hundred years of missionary and church ministry among Cree First Nations people, finally there is an increasing local push to see heart-language translations of God’s Word reprinted, completed, or started. The Cree Initiative is training and assisting First Nations people, from Alberta to Ontario, to revitalize their languages and translate the Scriptures for use in their churches an...

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