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

New Chair of MDS Saskatchewan Elected

Henry Schmitt of Warman, Sask. has been elected the new Chair of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Saskatchewan. Schmitt, 43, is a member of the Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Warman. He Read More…

Spirit of MDS Canada Fund “a catalyst for ministry”

Caption: Bob Ratelle washing dishes in the kitchen of the Scott St. Mennonite Brethren Church in St. Catharines, Ont., one of 46 churches to receive support from the MDS Canada Read More…

Spirit of MDS Fund Makes Second Round of Disbursements in Canada

The MDS Canada Spirit of MDS Fund issued 19 new grants to churches across Canada in May and June. Since launching in April, MDS Canada has provided a total of Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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