MCC Canada’s Indigenous Neighbours program strives to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

We do this by:

  • Facilitating opportunities for constituents to learn about Indigenous history, rights and concerns using workshops, speaking engagements, publications and online resources.
  • Supporting connections between MCC constituents and Indigenous partners to build respectful relationships.
  • Collaborating with Indigenous partners on advocacy to promote positive political, social and economic change for Indigenous Peoples.
  • Providing opportunities for international exchanges between Indigenous people.

In all programs we partner with Indigenous people, relying on their knowledge to guide our work.

For more information or to order resources contact 

indigenousneighbours@mcccanada.ca

MCC Maritimes works with local churches and other partner agencies to provide programs that serve areas of local need, including :sustainable livelihoods, safe reintegration of people leaving prison, inviting our communities to participate in healing following crime, and creating space for reconciliation with our Indigenous neighbours. In all our programs we are committed to relationships with our local partners and churches — their needs guide our priorities.

We work to connect local churches and community partners with global need through local and international programs, education and advocacy. We also collect material resources to send to those impacted by disaster or crises 

As a church we have become more informed and challenged in areas of reconciliation and injustice both locally and globally that we would have been blind to apart from our connection with MCC.”

—Pastor Ben Stevens, the Pool Mennonite Brethren Church, Moncton, NB

We have many resources available as well as a lending library. We are happy to give workshops or speak in churches, schools, universities or with other groups about the above themes. For more information contact maritimes@mcccanada.ca

MCC Newfoundland and Labrador works in partnership with the community to meet local needs.  MCC promotes peacebuilding through relationship-building and addressing social and environmental justice by

  • Expanding awareness and practice of restorative justice principles
  • Collaborating with community organizations in projects designed to reduce family and gender based violence.
  • Supporting self-determination initiatives within an aboriginal community, particularly through assisting with written English-language communications.

For more information contact: labrador@mcccanada.ca.

MCC has longstanding relationships with Low German speaking Mennonites living in communities and colonies across North and South America.

In Canada we have worked since the 1970s assisting families with their applications for legal status and other resettlement issues. We help Low German communities connect with local services and professionals, and maintain relationships with leaders in the communities. This helps remove barriers between Low German communities and those around them.

In Latin America we work with local leaders and organizations to increase community capacity to address issues like poverty, conflict, literacy, health and disasters. This includes the operation of resource centres that provide reading material and other resources, and support of agricultural programs and disaster relief efforts, as well as addictions treatment facilities.

We help promote German literacy skills through two publications, Mennonitsche Post (24 issues per year) and Das Blatt — a children's monthly magazine. For more information or to subscribe contact us at Die Mennonitische Post or 1-204-326-6790.

To learn more about these about these programs email lowgerman@mcccanada.ca