About Us

The Gideons International In Canada is an association of Christian men and women who share God’s Word with effective and engaging forms of Scripture—reaching people everywhere with the Gospel through personal witness and partnership with the local church.

About Us


The mission is to impact lives with the gospel, because the gospel changes everything.

If you’ve heard of our organization, you’ve probably heard something like this: “The Gideons—they’re the people who put Bibles in hotel rooms.” That’s absolutely right. But while you’re here, we hope to broaden your understanding of this global ministry.

The Gideons International In Canada was founded in 1911. We’ve grown to include our international arm, ShareWord Global, because we want to share God’s Word everywhere.


In our own nation, we do that through our volunteer membership, church partners, and SendMe youth and young adults. And the local church is important to us. We’re strategic to partner with like-minded ministries, in Canada and all our key regions around the globe.

There’s an opportunity for everyone to be involved. We’re training, equipping, and mobilizing believers—gathering people together who share a passion to get God’s Word out, to change lives through the message of Jesus Christ.