Origins With MCC

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a charitable organization that encompasses a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches sharing God’s love and compassion all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

MCC British Columbia operates programs that assist people in our local community and is one of 5 provincial MCCs that work together with MCC Canada to mobilize resources for the global work of MCC in over 47 countries. The local work of MCC BC includes ministry related to domestic violence, refugee sponsorship, child poverty, indigenous relations and community services in buildings operated by MCC Legacy Trust.

1920's

July 1920
Mennonite Central Committee Begins
September 1920
First Relief Workers Sent
June 1922
Tractors & Plows Sent to Russia

1930's

March 1930
MCC Helps Resettle Mennonites
October 1939
Relief Work Begins in War-Torn Areas

1940's

October 1940
Civilian Public Service
1946
Meat Canning Operations
1946
Fair Trade Movement
1948
Mennonites Resettle in Canada

1950's

1950
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)
1951
Pax Program
1954
Education Programs in Korea

1960's

January 1962
Teachers Abroad Program (TAP)
January 1963
MCC Canada Forms
August 1967
Blankets to Palestinian Refugees
1968
MCC Serves in Vietnam

1970's

1972
First MCC Thrift Shop
May 1974
Native Concerns /Indigenous Neighbors Program
May 1974
Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)
1976
MCC Food Bank
1979
Private Sponsorship of Refugees in Canada

1980's

February 1981
Serving and Learning Together (SALT)
February 1982
School kits Sent to Cambodia

1990's

1991
Assisting Refugees in the Persian Gulf War
1994
Caring for Rwandan Refugees
1998
Hurricane Mitch Relief

2000's

2001
Generations at Risk Program
2003
Advocating to End Cluster Bombs
2004
Responding to Asia & Africa Tsunami
2006
Peace Clubs in Zambia

2010's

2011
Responding to Drought & Food Crisis
2012
Initial Gift of Land to MCC
2013
Formation of MCC Legacy Trust
2014
MCC Centre Completed
2016
Welcoming Refugees From Syria
2018
Partnership with PCDA
2019
Completion of Cedar Ridge Estates

2020's

2020
MCC Celebrates 100 Years
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