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The Jubilee Fund is a project of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Central Committee Canada that attempts to address in a small way the imbalance of wealth and power between people of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) descent and Canada’s settler population.
The Jubilee Fund comes out of a desire to pursue justice and eliminate oppression. The biblical “Year of Jubilee”, as described in Leviticus 25, was a celebration that God commanded the Israelites to fulfill every 50 years. It was a time for the land that was sold within the previous 50 years to revert back to its previous ownership, and any person enslaved within that 50 years would be freed. People would return to their family property and clan. As a result, no one would be placed in a permanent state of poverty, enslavement, landlessness or disconnection from their family.
Through the Jubilee Fund, Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Central Committee Canada provide their constituencies with the opportunity to participate in a culturally sensitive holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world. This fund is a symbol of God’s healing and hope for a better world; a world in which bridges are built so that newcomers to this continent and the Original Peoples can live together in communities of grace, joy and peace. This fund was created through networking of Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Central Committee, Indigenous partners and community groups.
See Jubilee Fund Details for more information on grant aims, applications and criteria.
To make a donation
Give online on the Jubilee Fund or write cheques to Abundance Canada, and designate “for Jubilee Fund” on the memo line. All donations are tax-deductible. Cheques may be mailed to:
12 - 1325 Markham Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 4J6
For donation information please contact Abundance Canada:
Phone: 1-800-795-2037 or 488-1985 in Winnipeg
This fund is administered by Abundance Canada