MCC is a global, non-profit charity organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion through relief, development, and peace-building. MCC BC is the local arm of MCC which strives to meet local needs such as Abuse Response and Prevention, Homelessness Outreach and Prevention, Indigenous Neighbours and Refugee Resettlement. It is also a ministry of Mennonite/Anabaptist churches in BC. The BC office raises funds, mobilizes materials and provides international workers. MCC BC is one of six provincial offices in Canada.
There are currently more than 60 million displaced people in the world, over half of whom are children. With the help of hundreds of partners in more than 51 countries, and thousands of donors and volunteers, MCC continues to meet the physical needs of those living in the margins. Caring for refugees has been at the heart of MCC’s works since it was established in 1920 by Mennonites and Mennonite Brethren groups forming a “central committee” to coordinate their responses to those suffering in southern Russia. One century later, MCC is celebrating 100 years of humanitarian relief, encouraging sustainable development and strengthening peace-building initiatives.