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Canadian Mennonite



Canadian Mennonite connects the people of Mennonite Church Canada and others with multiple media and an independent journalistic lens. Through stories, news and ideas, we help people engage with beautiful broader faith community.

Our mission is to educate, inspire, inform and foster dialogue on issues facing Mennonites in Canada.

CMPS is an independent, non-profit organization with head office in Waterloo, Ontario but we started as The Canadian Mennonite in Altona, Manitoba in 1953.  The newspaper was moved to Waterloo in 1971 and re-named The Mennonite Reporter. In 1997, it was re-formatted into a magazine and called Canadian Mennonite. Subsequent developments include adding a website in the early 2000s and introducing social media around 2010.


Our Impact

72 years publishing news for Mennonites across Canada

  • The Canadian Mennonite 1953–1971
  • Mennonite Reporter 1971–1997
  • Canadian Mennonite 1997–

26 years as Canadian Mennonite, publishing annually:

  • 26 issues
  • 75+ columns on faith and life
  • 110+ letters to the editor
  • 930 stories or photos about Mennonites in Canada and beyond

Covering important events and activities of:

  • Mennonite Church Canada and its 200 congregations
  • Mennonite World Conference
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Mennonite Disaster Service
  • Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • MennoMedia
  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Mennonite schools and camps

Social media – 5000+ followers

Web visitors – 200,000 people per year

Award-winning publication. Recognized by the Canadian Church Press and the Canadian Christian Communicators Association. In spring 2022, CM won ten journalism awards: six awards for writing, two for layout and design, and one each for online content and for general excellence for a magazine.

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Legal Name

Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service

Charity Number

119038487 RR 0001

How your gift will be used

You will ensure the conversation continues for the next generation

Canadian Mennonite has had an impact on your life. Consider how it could enrich the lives of your congregation’s children and grandchildren. An unrestricted gift allows us to focus the funds where needed most or create new opportunities.

Three key ways your gift can have an impact:

  • Strengthen the magazine for the next generation
    • Legacy gifts allow CM to build for the future; adopting new technologies, adding ways of connecting beyond our vital paper magazine.
  • Preserve and curate the history of Mennonite faith in Canada in the 20th century
    • We are a resource to researchers and students of any level wanting to learn more about Mennonites and the important issues which moved our community.
  • Serve the faith community through building strong relationships across Canada and beyond
    • Through dialogue and the sharing of faith stories, we create networks of believers. Your gift undergirds that network, ensuring we continue the conversation.

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