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Canadian Multifaith Federation (CMF) is committed to effective multi-faith cooperation, dialogue, and research to promote the provision of the highest quality of spiritual and religious care for Canadian citizens including those in government-operated or funded institutions. CMF Seeks to provide products and services as it relates to information about the different faith groups that constitute its membership and to maintain the relationship with the Regional Multifaith Committee’s, correctional facilities, hospitals, and other institutions where spiritual and religious care services may be required. CMF also advocates for a better understanding of the need for religion and spirituality in Canadian society.  As an Advocate CMF serves as an advisory body to public, private, not-for-profit, academic and voluntary sectors, and the general public on matters related to the provision of spiritual care and protection of religious rights. CMF provides screening of spiritual and religious care providers for competency to work in multi-faith contexts. CMF equips spiritual and religious care providers by means of an annual educational conference as well as an extensive multi-faith book and DVD lending library.
E:susankennelh@gmail.com
W: www.omc.ca

 

MCEC Board Representative

Susan Kennel Harrison



Maison de l’amitié is a charitable organization working in Montreal since 1974 building vibrant community, empowering people through our various programs and networking initiatives. These include a community student residence, second language training for newcomers, a farmers’ market, greening initiatives, affordable community space for self-help, religious, citizen and immigrant groups, peace activities, summer music festival over eight week-ends, and one- day community events such as the Urban Agricultural Fair and the Free Sale.
120, Rue Duluth Est
Montréal, QC  H2W 1H1
Phone: 514-843-4356
W: www.maisondelamitie.ca

Executive Director

Luke Martin



MCC Ontario
MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that strives to share God’s love and compassion through relief, development and peacebuilding. MCC is active in 54 countries, alongside 528 partners on 761 projects.

In Ontario, our work is focused on Indigenous Communities, Low German Newcomers, walking alongside People in Poverty, Refugee Sponsorship, Restorative Justice and connecting Ontario to the rest of the world through Material Resources.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Caring for the lives and futures of uprooted and other vulnerable people.
  • In times of hunger, disaster and conflict, to first provide water, food and shelter; and then to provide education and ways to earn income.
  • Working with churches and communities to prevent violence and to promote peace and justice.
  • Investing in opportunities for young people to serve in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
  • Serving with humility and in partnership to meet local needs with local solutions.

Join us as we respond to the call for relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.

203-50 Kent Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1
Phone: 519-745-8458
Fax: 519-745-0064
E: info@mcco.ca
W: www.mcco.ca

Executive Director

Rick Cober Bauman



Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair, and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith, and wholeness.

We encourage every MCEC congregation to be part of the MDS Network. Name a Congregational Contact Person and connect them to the MDS Office. MDS is a ministry of the church, ready to work when disaster strikes, locally, regionally or across Canada and the USA.

Canadian Office
6A - 1325 Markham Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 4J6
Phone: 866-261-1274
Fax: 204-261-1279
E: mdscn@mds.mennonite.net
W: www.mds.mennonite.net

Ontario Chairperson

Martin Durksen



Mennonite Men
Mennonite Men, a jointly owned partnership of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, aims to provide an Anabaptist perspective on manhood that speaks to current issues.

The priorities of Mennonite Men are: to help men develop fellowship groups, to develop spiritual resources for men, and to raise funds to help young congregations build or purchase their first meeting house through the JoinHands Church Grant Program. A board of twelve regionally chosen members meets annually to manage the work of Mennonite Men.

  • A new book on men’s issues authored by Don Neufeld of St. Catharines, ON supported by Mennonite Men is in the works.
  • JoinHands, the service component of Mennonite Men has given more than $1.8 million to 68 congregations since 1985.
  • Nations Worship Center of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, received a grant of US $40,000 at the beginning of 2016 and West Hills Mennonite Fellowship of Baden Ontario received a US $40,000 grant near the end of December 2016.
  • A tithe of all donations received is put aside to help congregations overseas acquire their first meeting place. Congregations receiving these grants span the globe.
  • Mennonite Men enlists individuals and groups willing to contribute $100 or more twice a year to support JoinHands Church Grants. Grants are given to new congregations building or buying their first meeting house.
Phone: 519.893.8394
E: hpeters@mennonitechurch.ca
W: www.mennonitemen.org
Hans Peters

Hans Peters

Canadian National Coordinator



Founded in 1983 as a service ministry of the Toronto Area Mennonite Churches, the Mennonite New Life Centre is a place of welcome, friendship, and community, where newcomers and neighbours gather to support each other, learn from each other, and take action together for a more just and compassionate society.

We offer a variety of programs and services to help immigrants and refugees settle here, and contribute their skills and voices to our communities and neighbourhoods.

  • Settlement services
  • Language instruction (Level 1-6)
  • Counselling
  • Employment
  • Citizenship & Immigration
  • Groups for Youth, Seniors & Women
  • Volunteering
  • Bridge Training Program for International Mental Health Professionals
  • Community Engagement Program
  • Community Mental Health Program
  • Parenting Program
  • Gardening Program for Seniors

Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and Turkish

1774 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON  M4L 1G7
Phone: 416-699-4527

W: www.mnlct.org

Shelly D'Mello

Executive Director

Shelly D'Mello



Mennonite Women Canada encourages
women to:
  • nurture their life in Christ
  • acknowledge and share their gifts
  • hear and support each other
  • serve and minister across the street and around the world

We commit ourselves to:

  • promote spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, other Christian disciplines, and fellowship.
  • discern and nurture women’s gifts and skills for leadership and service in the local church, the community, and the world.
  • build relationships and networks of support, affirmations, discernment, witness, service, and celebration.
  • support and strengthen the missional outreach of Mennonite Church Canada.
E: presmwcanada@gmail.com
W: women.mennonitechurch.ca
Shirley Redekop

Shirley Redekop

President



Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for makers in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trade relationships.

36 stores across Canada for a location nearest you visit our website www.tenthousandvillages.ca or shop online.

65 Heritage Drive
New Hamburg, ON  N3A 2J3
Phone: 519-662-1879
W: www.tenthousandvillages.ca
   


Welcome Inn Community Centre envisions a Hamilton where people from all walks of life work together to end poverty. In the North End of Hamilton, we offer programs to children, adults, and seniors that support basic needs, enhance potential, and nurture spiritual life. Welcome Inn Community Centre empowers people to develop skills and share their strengths. Through our good food access centre and our children, seniors and community programs, we build capacity together within individuals and resilience in our community.
40 Wood St. E.
Hamilton, ON L8L 3Y3
Phone: 905-525-5824
E: jen@welcomeinn.ca
W: www.welcomeinn.ca
Twitter: @WelcomeInnCC
Facebook:
facebook.com/WelcomeInnCC
Jennifer Kellner

Executive Director

Jennifer Kellner



WOMEN of MCEC is the composition of all our women and their various groups affiliated with congregations who are part of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. We promote and encourage WMCEC women to seek a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ; discern and nurture their gifts through missions, service, and fellowship with each other; build unifying relationships for affirmation, support, and sisterhood; and encourage and support the mandate of local congregations, MCEC, and the broader church.
w: wmcec.ca