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

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…

MCC, MDS Ontario Unit team up to renovate Indigenous Neighbours Program office

MDS volunteers (l to r), Paul Steckle, Andrew Weber, Glenn Bowman, Glenn Weber and Dan Bauman begin work on renovating the northern home of MCC Ontario’s Indigenous Neighbours Program. MCC Read More…

Spirit of MDS Fund Approves 24 Grants worth $54,900 in First Month

The food pantry at the Westview Christian Fellowship in St. Catharines, Ont., one of the recipients of a 2021 Spirit of MDS Fund grant. One month after its launch on Read More…

MDS Projects in MDS Canada

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