MDS Canada

Mennonite Disaster Service Canada responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and mobilizes Canadian volunteers for disasters in the U.S. On average, about 700 Canadians serve with MDS in North America each year.

MDS Canada is made up of six regional/provincial units (Atlantic, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C.) Each unit has a volunteer board chair and officers.  For larger and long-term disaster response MDS Canada coordinates with the MDS binational office in the U.S. and the U.S. regions and units to send additional operational support and volunteers. The first line of disaster response is at the local or “Unit” level depending on the size of the disaster. Units are comprised of volunteers within congregations located in a specific geographic area. If the need is greater than a unit’s resources and capacity, MDS Canada will respond as well.

News, Updates, & Events

Spirit of MDS Fund Approves 24 Grants worth $54,900 in First Month

The food pantry at the Westview Christian Fellowship in St. Catharines, Ont., one of the recipients of a 2021 Spirit of MDS Fund grant. One month after its launch on Read More…

John Longhurst, MDS Canada Communications Coordinator, receives interreligious understanding award

John Longhurst, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada communications coordinator, is receiving the Manitoba Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Advancement of Interreligious Understanding. “In this province where we so proudly embrace multiculturalism, Read More…

MDS Canada offering Spirit of MDS Fund again

Will provide more grants for congregations responding to COVID-19 needs WINNIPEG, Man. – After a successful first year, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada has announced a new round of funding Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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