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

Servant attitude, servant hearts in Saskatchewan

Lesley Winters of Altona, Man. And Harold Friesen of Calgary working at Westbank Bible Camp. “Amazing!” That’s how Westbank Bible Camp Director Jeff Penner describes the service of the MDS Read More…

Off the grid but in God’s plan: MDS builds home in British Columbia

Photo: Lydia and Cliff Trudeau  By Ross Penner Cliff and Lydia Trudeau’s home looks out across Cuisson Lake, B.C. and up onto a mountain of rock that has come out Read More…

MDS Canada launches Hay West to deliver hay to drought-affected farmers in Saskatchewan

Hay bales being loaded in Ontario for transportation to farmers in Saskatchewan through Hay West. Nine years ago, farmers in Saskatchewan sent hay to drought-stricken livestock producers in Ontario through Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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