MCC Update

MCC Update

Respond to hunger crisis with us. MCC Canada has joined the Humanitarian Coalition appeal for the hunger crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Until July 17, donations made by individual Canadians will be matched by the Canadian government up to $5 million. To provide emergency food for children and families facing extreme hunger in places like South Sudan, go to

 A do-it-yourself fundraiser for everyone! Join Go!100 and raise money for MCC this summer by doing 100 of the activity of your choice throughout July and August. Whether you choose to bike 100 km, make 100 perogies or donate 100 items to an MCC Thrift shop, you’ll bring tangible relief to refugees and displaced people around the world. Visit for more information and to sign up.

Looking for meaningful work? MCC Canada has position openings related to food security & livelihoodshumanitarian assistance and human resources. For more information and to apply, visit

Woman standing in front of hydroelectric generating station.

The pitfalls of hydropower

In Manitoba, approximately 96 percent of electricity is sourced from 15 hydro-electric generating stations. It’s frequently considered a “green” electricity source, yet hydro-electric development is not free from climate change impacts and has some major adverse impacts on Indigenous nations, animals and plants.

Dr. Ellen Cook, a knowledge keeper from Misapawistik (Grand Rapids) First Nation and co-chair of the Interchurch Council on Hydropower, has experienced adverse impacts first-hand.

Read her thoughts on hydropower, its connections to climate change and tips for making “green” changes without furthering injustices.