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

First loads of hay from MDS Hay West arrive in Saskatchewan

WINNIPEG, MB. — For Bradley and Virginia Walker, livestock farmers in Endeavour, Saskatchewan, this year’s weather was a disaster.  “The rain was so patchy,” said Bradley. “Some places got good Read More…

Doves, service by MDS volunteers “a sign of hope from God”

When Bonnie Lapointe saw the damage caused by the severe windstorm that struck her Ontario home on September 7, she cried. “I had never seen anything like that,” she said Read More…

MDS Canada launches new round of Spirit of MDS Fund grants

Volunteers from the Abbeydale Christian Fellowship in Calgary. Alberta who helped pack and distribute food purchased with help from the second round of the Spirit of MDS Fund. After a Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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