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, 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. 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 1997, 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.
70 years publishing biweekly news for Mennonites across Canada
- The Canadian Mennonite 1953–1971
- Mennonite Reporter 1971–1997
- Canadian Mennonite 1997–
25 years as Canadian Mennonite, publishing annually:
- 26 issues
- 75+ columns on faith and life
- 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
- Mennonite Central Committee
- Mennonite Disaster Service
- Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
- Conrad Grebel University College
- Canadian Mennonite University
- 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.