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Canadian Mennonite

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About

Canadian Mennonite is a print magazine, website and social media presence that connects the people of Mennonite Church Canada as well as others. It provides channels for sharing church news, faith profiles, inspirational/educational material, opinion columns and church milestones.

Mission:  To educate, inspire, inform and foster dialogue on issues facing Mennonites in Canada. Our mission is to educate, inspire, inform, and foster dialogue on issues facing Mennonites in Canada as it shares the good news of Jesus Christ from an Anabaptist perspective. We do this through a print publication and through other media, working with our church partners.

CMPS is an independent, non-profit organization incorporated in Waterloo, Ontario in 1971. However, we have been publishing news on Mennonites in Canada since 1953, with the launch of The Canadian Mennonite weekly newspaper in Altona, Manitoba. The periodical was moved to Waterloo and given a new name with a biweekly mandate:  The Mennonite Reporter.  In 1998, CMPS turned the newspaper into a magazine called Canadian Mennonite. Subsequent developments include adding a website in the early 2000s and introducing social media in 2013.

 

Our Impact

70 years publishing biweekly news for Mennonites across Canada

  • The Canadian Mennonite 1953 – 1971
  • Mennonite Reporter 1971 – 1998
  • Canadian Mennonite 1998 –

25 years as Canadian Mennonite, publishing annually, in the last five years, :

  • 26 issues
  • 75+ columns on faith and life
  • 100+ stories about people across Mennonite Church Canada
  • 110+ letters to the editor
  • 120 web-only articles
  • 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
  • MCC
  • 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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Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service

Charity Number

119038487 RR 0001

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Canadian Mennonite has had an impact on your life, consider how it could strengthen 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; finding 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
    • Through our magazine we collect the stories about Mennonites in Canada.
    • 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
    • We are committed to supporting communities of faith, creating networks of believers through dialogue and sharing of faith stories. Your gift undergirds that network, ensuring we continue the conversation.

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