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

Leaving MDS “with a grateful heart”

Evelyn Peters-Rojas retired in April after 15 years with MDS Canada, mostly in the area of volunteer coordination. We asked her a few questions about her time with MDS. What Read More…

2021 Spirit of MDS Fund issues 43 grants worth $104,900

As the only restaurant in the small town of Osler, Saskatchewan, the Osler Restaurant is a central gathering space for meetings, meals, coffee and conversation for the community—including members of Read More…

During the pandemic, MDS and MCC project in Timmins “shows God’s leading”

MDS volunteers work on renovations at the MCC Indigenous Neighbours office in Timmins, Ont.   A joint release from Mennonite Disaster Service and Mennonite Central Committee Doing Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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