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

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…

Spirit of MDS Fund Makes First Disbursements in Canada

Sewing masks to give away to lower income people and first responders, providing meals and cleaning supplies, supporting a breakfast club for children, supplying firewood for winter for seniors, furnishing Read More…

MDS Canada Launches Fund to Help Canadian Congregations Respond to COVID-19

Canadian churches responding to COVID-19 can get help from The Spirit of MDS Fund.  Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada’s operations may be suspended until fall due to the pandemic, but Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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