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.


We provide settlement support to Low German newcomers through capacity development, networking, and advocacy.

Low German speaking staff in Chatham and Leamington provide:

  • settlement services
  • organize ESL classes and a bimonthly drop-in program for mothers and their preschool children to access health information on parenting, healthy eating, dental care and immunization etc.
  • Refer and advocating on behalf of clients with other community services
  • Promote education for children and adults
  • Assistance with health related issues and housing needs
  • Assistance with immigration issues, government and other agency forms
  • Low German translations and interpretation services
  • our Family Education and Support Program (FESP) works with identified families to strengthen and improve families' function, provides interpretation services and assist with Building Healthy Babies Program - Bi-monthly drop-in for mothers and their babies and toddlers

Religious Holidays celebrated by Low German immigrants from Latin America

  • Christmas: December 25-27, 2015
  • Good Friday: March 25, 2016
  • Easter: March 27-29, 2016
  • Ascension Day (Himmelfahrt): May 5, 2016
  • Pentecost: May 15-17, 2016
  • Epiphany: January 6, 2016



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