Low German speaking Mennonites live in communities and colonies across North and South America, where MCC supports programs such as:

  • Addictions treatment and addictions prevention training
  • Providing emergency seed and animal feed after droughts
  • Assisting newcomers to Canada with documentation and settlement issues

To learn more about our Low German program email us at lowgerman@mcccanada.ca

We also produce two German publications for Low German Mennonites: a twice-monthly newspaper, Die Mennonitische Post, and a monthly children’s newsletter called Das Blatt that can be used in schools or at home.

For more information or to subscribe contact us at Die Mennonitische Post or 1-204-326-6790.

Ontario

We provide settlement support to Low German newcomers through capacity development, networking, and advocacy and in partnership with Local Immigration partnerships and Adult Language and Learning in Chatham.

MCC is the sponsoring agency for the Community Action Program for Children at 4 locations and in partnership with:

  • Woolwich Community Services Low German family support (St. Jacobs)
  • Norfolk Help Centre (Langton)
  • Mennonite Community Services (Aylmer)
  • Chatham Kent Community Health Centre (Chatham)

Each of these sites have Low German speaking staff who assist with interpretation and bridging connections between LG families and local community resources.

MCC provides leadership and support for the annual Low German Networking conferences for service providers in Aylmer and Leamington and also support the conferences held in Stratford and Wellington County.

Religious Holidays celebrated by Low German immigrants from Latin America

  • Ascension Day (Himmelfahrt): May 5, 2016
  • Pentecost: May 15-17, 2016
  • Christmas: December 25-27, 2016
  • Epiphany: January 6, 2017
  • Good Friday: April 14, 2017
  • Easter: April 16-18, 2017

 

 

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