Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

This Low German Conference brings together members of Low German-speaking communities and those who work within these communities, including service providers, educators and academics from across Ontario and beyond, to learn with and from each other. Save the date for the next Low German Conference:

April 29, 2022 at University of Waterloo/Conrad Grebel University College

Throughout the gathering participants will explore their own experience, knowledge and values related to various topical discussions. The goal of the gathering is to develop understanding and practices towards greater inclusion and welcome of Low German-speaking Mennonites in their communities and in Ontario society more broadly.

Registration begins December 2021. To receive updates about the conference, please email justinarmitage@mcco.ca to be added to the email list.



We're looking for members of Low German-speaking communities and service professionals who would be interested in leading a session that facilitates learning and sharing across diverse experiences. First time and experienced presenters are welcome to submit proposals in the following categories. We welcome alternative proposals such as panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, remote presentations, and more. Learn more here.

Ann Suderman, Family and Children Services, Elgin St. Thomas presenting at the 2017 Aylmer Low German Networking Conference.
Photo/Ingrid Heide


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What others have said about the conference

Here's what one former attendee had to say about a past Low German conference:

"[This was] the best continuing education I have experienced in my career...It promoted more comfort and conversation around difficult topics that would otherwise be hard to discuss with individuals that you just met." - Mindy Zeiter, social worker

Read our story here about how service providers are being impacted by the Low German Conference.

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