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 Canada calling for volunteers to help with B.C. flood clean-up

ABOVE: Walter Wiebe (r) walks with Princeton Baptist Church Kyle Nichols (l) along a muddy formerly flooded street in Princeton, B.C.  Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada is calling for volunteers Read More…

MDS B.C. Unit monitoring flood situation in that province

ABOVE: Flooding at Abbotsford, B.C. Credit Richard Thiessen.   Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) B.C. is monitoring the situation in that province, where torrential rains have caused flooding and mudslides that Read More…

Photo of a man sitting in a skid loader on a farm.
Giving back to help farmers impacted by drought in Saskatchewan “the right thing to do”

ABOVE: Curtis Mattson after unloading donated hay for his farm at Meacham, Sask. Credit Grant Unrau.   It was a bright, clear day as Chris Freur and his father, Ralph, Read More…

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