Mennonite Central Committee

Site: Chatham - Victoria Ave

Service: Information and Help Centre - Low German Speaking Community

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-351-1941
Toll Free Phone 1-866-269-5157
Fax 519-745-0064
Primary Contact Lily Hiebert-Rempel, Low German Program Networker, Mennonite Central Committee; Phone: 519-745-8458 ext 245 * 1800-313-6226; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Mennonite Central Committee Help Center closed it's Chatham office, March 31, 2016. Low German speaking families can obtain assistance with Mary Friesen who is working 2 mornings a week at the Adult Language and Learning office. She is assisting families accessing internet based applications, assisting individuals accessing community supports as a result of cultural barriers and is also available for a small number of selective interpretations. Call (519) 354-7424 for an appointment with Mary. Applications for Permanent resident status contact either Mennonite Community Services ( 519 7653020) or Marvin Dueck 519 329 4000 Leamington.  
The drop in program for expectant mothers and their young children ages 0-6 years continues at 530 Victoria Ave under the administration of the CK Community Health Centre. Tina Fehr continues to provide Low German newcomer families ( children 0-6 years of age) assistance with accessing community services and Low German interpretation at appointments. She can be contacted at 519-397-5455 ext.158 
Information for service providers about the Low German culture, language, migration, education can be found on-line at 
Low German Program Networker is available for consultation and information for service providers regarding servicing Low German families and will also monitor the effects of the closure of the Chatham MCC Help Center in Chatham. 1800-313 6226 or via e-mail
Hours Please call for hours of various programs
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Essex County ; Lambton County ; Southwestern Ontario
Eligibility Low German Mennonites
Application Call Kitchener office for information
Languages English ; German - Low German
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a world wide Ministry of Anabaptist churches shares God's love and compassion for 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.
Established 1988 Chatham office... MCCO started in 1955
Primary Executive Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director, Mennonite Central Committee (Ontario); Phone: 519-745-8458 ext 11; Email:
Alternate Executive Pam Peters-Pries, Associate Director, Programs, Mennonite Central Committee; Phone: 519-745 8458 * (Business) 1-800-313-6226 * (Business); Fax: or 519-745-0064
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Donations ; : Donations and sponsoring agency for Community Action Program for Children at four sites in Ontario 
Membership Types Anabaptist Churches
Site Information
Site Location Chatham - Victoria Ave
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
530 Victoria Ave
Chatham, ON N7L 3B6
Intersection Victoria Ave and Crerar Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking; accessible washrooms

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