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

MDS Service Trip Filled “With a New and Unforeseen Beauty”

Emma Siemens is a 2nd year student from Winnipeg studying social sciences at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). From February 16-22 she was one of ten students and staff from the Read More…

Winnipeg Church Group Off to Saipan with MDS

Two months ago they knew nothing about the tiny Pacific island of Saipan. But soon 14 Winnipeggers will be spending two weeks there as volunteers. The group, members of The Read More…

Three homes dedicated in County of Renfrew, Ontario Jan. 23

MDS “Saved My Life” Three homes dedicated near Ottawa January 23; 97 volunteers from  Ontario gave 515 days of service COUNTY OF RENFREW, Ont. — “I wanted to crawl into Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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