Welcome to MCC Ontario's first podcast!

Undercurrents is an experiment - a new way of sharing the stories we are privileged to hear through our work. From starting a new life after prison, to piano lessons in a new world, we hear from program participants, volunteers, staff, and others, who face each day with courage and hope.

Most of the stories will be from our local programs here in Ontario but we may occasionally jump out to stories from across Canada or even internationally.

Four ways MCC is responding to COVID-19

Things like frequent handwashing and social distancing have become the new normal. This is life during the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures help reduce the spread and keep everyone safe. We’re all in this together. 

Ontario COVID-19 updates

Update 2020.3.27

Despite the challenges this rapidly evolving situation presents for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), including how best to balance the needs of the people we serve, the needs of staff and the needs of our community, MCC is well-positioned to continue providing support and care.

Early last week to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and those we serve, we closed our Thrift Shops and offices and changed our programming to embrace physical distancing.

Germinating Conversations (Postponed)

This event is postponed. Stay tuned for more information.

Germinating Conversations: Food, Politics and Social Change

What can I do in the face of a food system that seems to work for some and not for others? Some suggest planting gardens, others call for political advocacy and activism. There are tensions between the desire to make individual changes and the need for broad systems level change. How do we live in the midst of these tensions?


POSTPONED - Care and Share Open House and Volunteer Appreciation

The safety and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to monitor and assess any new developments pertaining to COVID-19. We will communicate any event changes to registrants and the public through email, social media posts, and updates on our website. In the meantime, we are exploring alternative options for our events – including holding virtual events or rescheduling. Thank you for your support and we value your prayers for our friends and neighbours around the world affected by COVID-19.

POSTPONED - Alumni Centennial Reunion and Celebration

The safety and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to us. In light of the current public health crisis, the Alumni Centennial Reunion and Celebration will be postponed. We are currently investigating the best way to proceed with this event, and will communicate updates here as they become available.