Toronto Mennonite Festival supports relief, development and peace around the world, through Mennonite Central Committee, raising over $1.3 million since 1967. TMF is run by Toronto Area Mennonite volunteers; the previous Board Chair is the granddaughter of one of the founders. Traditionally known as “Black Creek Pioneer Village MCC Relief Sale,” it was founded in 1967 and has had charitable and non-profit status since then.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide 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.
MCC’s priorities in carrying out its purpose are: 1) disaster relief, 2) sustainable community development and 3) justice and peace-building.
MCC approaches its mission by addressing poverty, oppression and injustice – and their systemic causes; accompanying partners and the church in a process of mutual transformation, accountability and capacity building; building bridges to connect people and ideas across cultural, political and economic divides; and caring for creation.
MCC values peace and justice. MCC seeks to live and serve nonviolently in response to the biblical call to peace and justice.
MCC values just relationships. MCC seeks to live and serve justly and peacefully in each relationship, incorporating listening and learning, accountability and mutuality, transparency and integrity.