In response to Canada’s Truth & Reconciliations Commission and the invitation for churches to engage in reconciliation of past wrong, MDS is partnering with Woodlands Cultural Centre and Mennonite Central Committee Ontario in their Save the Evidence campaign to respond to the human and social disaster of the Canadian Residential School System.
MDS will be assisting in restoring parts of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford, which operated for 142 years from 1828-1970. This former residential school is being turned into a museum to preserve its history. This project is not only focused on the restoration of a building, but also about learning the culture and past of the Six Nations of that region.
MDS Volunteers will be staying at the Expositor Place in Brantford (part of the Wilfrid Laurier University campus). There will be various work projects on site which may include building wooden desks, building museum displays, building a reception desk, and doing some restoration work to the building itself.
Brantford is one of the Summer Youth Program project locations for Summer 2019 where youth groups will come together to serve on a project.
Welcome to Brantford
53 Dalhousie St
Brantford, ON N3T 3C2
Project Site Address
Woodlands Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk St
Brantford, ON N3S 2X3
Nick Hamm (Project Director)