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@mennonitecc.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.

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.
  • Monthly cultural cooking class

Information & Help Service:

  • Referring, liaising and advocating on behalf of clients with other community services
  • Education promotion for children and adults
  • Assistance with health related issues
  • Assistance with housing needs

Immigration & Settlement Services:

  • Assistance with Citizenship Immigration matters
  • Settlement assistance to Low German immigrants from Latin America
  • Assistance with government and other agency forms
  • Low German translations and interpretation services

Family Education and Support Program (FESP)

  • To work with identified families in order to strengthen and improve the families’ functioning.
  • To interpret for families at various appointments
  • Assist with Building Healthy Babies Program - Bi-monthly drop-in for mothers and their babies and toddlers