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Minutes of Board Meetings

Award of Excellence


2003 Dec 2003 Dec 2003 Dec   2004
  2004 Dec (pdf) 2004 Dec (pdf) Delbert Plett  
  2005 Dec (pdf) 2005 Dec (pdf) Ted Friesen  
  2007 Jan (pdf) 2007 Jan (pdf) Lorna Bergey 2007 (Amended)
  2008 Jan (pdf) 2008 Jan (pdf) Gerhard Ens  
2009 Mar (pdf) 2009 Jan (pdf) 2009 Jan (pdf) David K. Schellenberg  
2010 Feb (pdf) 2010 Jan (pdf) 2010 Jan (pdf) Lorraine Roth 2010 (Amended)
2011 Mar (pdf) 2011 Jan (pdf) 2011 Jan (pdf) Dick Epp, Esther Patkau  
2012 Feb (pdf) 2012 Jan (pdf) 2012 Jan (pdf) Irene Klassen  
2013 Feb (pdf) 2013 Jan (pdf) 2013 Jan (pdf) Bill Schroeder 2013 (Amended) 
2014 Feb (pdf)
2014 Jan (pdf) 2014 Jan (pdf) Harry Loewen

2015 Feb (pdf)
2015 Jan (pdf) 2015 Jan (pdf) Sam Steiner

2016 Jan (pdf)
2016 Jan (pdf)
Hugo Friesen, Ted Regehr

2017 Jan (pdf)
2017 Jan (pdf)
Helmut T. Huebert, Lawrence Klippenstein
2018 Jan (pdf)
2018 Jan (pdf)
Henry Goerzen 2018 (Amended) 
2018 Nov (pdf)
2018 Nov (pdf)
Abe J. Dueck, Adolf Ens, John J. Friesen
2020 Jan (pdf)
2020 Jan (pdf)
Lucille Marr

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online

The Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online began in 1996 as a project of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada. It was intended to be a dynamic source of information about the Anabaptist-Mennonite groups in Canada. It emerged from a congregational database created by Marlene Epp for the Mennonites in Canada history series. Later the Society obtained permission from Herald Press in Scottdale, PA to copy and modify entries on the four-volume Mennonite Encyclopedia published in the 1950s, and a supplemental fifth volume published in 1990. In 2005 two partners -- the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission and the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee -- joined the project, and expanded it to become a English-language Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO). Later, Mennonite Central Committee, the Mennonite World Conference and the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism also became partners in the project. In 2015 the Encyclopedia contained over 15,000 articles, including all articles from the print encyclopedia.

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Divergent Voices of Canadian Mennonites

In 1999 the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, with the financial assistance of Mennonite Central Committee Canada, undertook a multi-year project on the "Divergent Voices of Canadian Mennonites." These have included both academic conferences and published monographs. Check Divergent Voices for further information.


Who Are the Mennonites?

Follow this path for an introduction to the Mennonite community in Canada. What do all Mennonites believe? Why are there differences between various Mennonite groups? Where are the largest Mennonite communities in Canada? What's the difference between "Russian" Mennonites and "Swiss" Mennonites? Does one need to be born into a Mennonite community to become a Mennonite? Are the Amish related to the Mennonites? What about the Hutterites?


MHSC Award of Excellence

In 2004 the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada began to present, annually, an "Award of Excellence."

The MHSC Award of Excellence” is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Canadian Mennonite history by way of research, writing, organization or the dissemination of Mennonite historical knowledge. Constituent members of the society are invited to nominate persons for this award by forwarding a one page citation of that person to the MHSC executive by October 1 of each year. The MHSC executive will then select the award winner and present the winner’s name to the board for its approval with announcement of the winner at the following annual general meeting. A news release, an entry on the MHSC website, and the presentation of the parchment to the winner will follow.

Mennonites in Canada

The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada was established in 1966 to sponsor the writing of a history of the Mennonites in Canada. You can also read the Mennonites in Canada bibliography.

Mennonite Information from the USSR (St. Petersburg Microfilm Project)

Another project was to create a registry of Mennonite materials from the former USSR available in North America, primarily in microform. The St. Petersburg Microfilming Project (1996-1996) was one example. This project was created through a partnership between the following North American Mennonite archival centres: Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia (Abbotsford), Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Fresno), Mennonite Heritage Centre (Winnipeg), and Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Winnipeg). Each of the four partners has a microfilm copy of the materials. Inquiries may be directed to any of the partners.

The Archive Committee of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada originally posted the inventory descriptions as a single document on its website. Now it is available here:

Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID)

Since 2015 the Archive Committee of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada together with its partnership have been managing an archival description database. Begun as a project to assist in managing photograph collections, the database also includes the description of other archival holdings held by some of the partners.

Mennonite Historical Libraries and Archives

Other projects include coordination of the major Mennonite historical libraries and archives in Canada, sponsorship of various historical monographs and a variety of academic conferences.

Last updated 6 February 2020