MCC Update

MCC Update
University students, curious about how MCC advocates to the Canadian government? Learn about the Ottawa Office and how MCC is reshaping Canadian aid policy to create lasting change. Learn more and apply at mccmb.ca/Student-Seminar

Give the perfect Christmas gift this season. Protect a family from COVID-19. Help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in vulnerable communities. This gift makes it possible for MCC partners around the world to purchase and distribute soap, disinfectant and other hygiene items to families in need. Purchase your Christmas Giving gift at mccmb.ca/Christmas or call 204-261-6381.

You are invited to join MCC in supporting the Government of Canada’s legislation around  the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), being tabled in Parliament this December.

MCC believes that passing a legislative framework to implement UNDRIP is an excellent step toward ensuring the human rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected and honoured in Canada. 

If you agree, we invite you to contact Minister of Justice David Lametti and your MP to urge them to fulfill the government’s commitment to reconciliation by making every effort to bring this legislation to Royal Assent. Visit mcccanada.ca/take-action to use MCC’s convenient letter-writing tool to amplify the calls of Indigenous neighbours. 

University students, curious about how MCC advocates to the Canadian government? Learn about the Ottawa Office and how MCC is reshaping Canadian aid policy to create lasting change. Learn more and apply at mccmb.ca/Student-Seminar

Give the perfect Christmas gift this season. Protect a family from COVID-19. Help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in vulnerable communities. This gift makes it possible for MCC partners around the world to purchase and distribute soap, disinfectant and other hygiene items to families in need. Purchase your Christmas Giving gift at mccmb.ca/Christmas or call 204-261-6381.

You are invited to join MCC in supporting the Government of Canada’s legislation around  the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), being tabled in Parliament this December.

MCC believes that passing a legislative framework to implement UNDRIP is an excellent step toward ensuring the human rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected and honoured in Canada. 

If you agree, we invite you to contact Minister of Justice David Lametti and your MP to urge them to fulfill the government’s commitment to reconciliation by making every effort to bring this legislation to Royal Assent. Visit mcccanada.ca/take-action to use MCC’s convenient letter-writing tool to amplify the calls of Indigenous neighbours. 

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Shop local at Sam’s Place. Get your favourite items from the cafe delivered right to your home through DoorDash. Order 1L of soup and a loaf of bread or a soup and salad combo just in time for lunch. Shop fair trade holiday goods like ornaments, home decor and chocolate on their website. For details visit sams.place.

Support the Sargent MCC Thrift Shop and those in need in the community by contributing $10-$20 to “Build-a-basket”. Baskets filled with toys, decorations, household goods or even clothes to be distributed by various local charities. If you have a particular request for what goes in a basket, please add a note with your donation. For more info contact mccsargent@shaw.ca

Donate via e-transfer at salt78@shaw.ca (please send an additional email with the password). You can also drop off monetary donations at the shop by appointment or send cheques payable to:

Sargent MCC Thrift Shop
644 Burnell Street
Winnipeg MB
R3G 2B7

On Aug. 4, a large explosion killed more than 200 people and injured more than 6,000 others in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon. Stephanie Dyck, MCC’s Disaster Response and External Grants Coordinator for Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, was shopping for groceries when the explosion happened just a few kilometers away. 

Stephanie shares her first-hand experience and talks about the aftermath of the explosion with Bruce Guenther, MCC’s Disaster and Response Director.  Learn more at mccmb.ca/Threads.