Mennonite Central Committee recognized by Charity Intelligence

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario and Canada have announced that Charity Intelligence, an organization reporting on Canadian charities, has again named the provincial and national committees as two of its “top 100 charities.”

For the third year in a row, MCC Canada is also included as one of Charity Intelligence’s top 10 “international impact charities.”

Charity Intelligence monitors and evaluates over 800 Canadian charities of all sectors and has recognized MCC as one of the nation’s most impactful across the globe.

“There was no shortage of needs to be met in the world this year,” said MCC executive director Rick Cober Bauman. “We hear urgent pleas from the communities where we work about the challenges they are facing — the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of climate change, a global hunger crisis, forced displacement and military violence, among others. And we’ve seen the desire that compassionate Canadians have to make a difference through trusted charities like MCC. We take the responsibility of stewarding donors’ gifts seriously.”

Working with more than 380 local partners in 45 countries, MCC has supported relief, development and peace for more than a century.

“We’re honoured to receive this recognition from Charity Intelligence,” said MCC Ontario executive director John Head. 

“For over 100 years, we have applied the lens of peacebuilding and focused on working with local partners, resulting in real impact and positive change for those we partner with.”

Because of donor support, the MCC has provided relief to countries including Ukraine, South Sudan and Syria, where hunger, conflict and violence are destroying the safety and livelihoods of millions. 

Closer to home, the MCC is working toward reconciliation with Indigenous partners and helping newcomers building lives in Canada.