MCRS is Now COMPASS Refugee Centre!
This year, following a two-year journey of extensive community research and reflection led by Graf-Martin Communications, the MCRS Board of Directors approved moving MCRS into 2021 with a new name and more distinct brand – Compass Refugee Centre.
We remain committed to the history, ethos, and culture of MCRS rooted in our Mennonite origins. However, we have grown beyond our formative times and expanded our welcome to include many others who also seek peace and justice for refugees.
We also recognize the name confusion that has persisted since our birth through, and subsequent independence from, MCCO. We are excited to better reflect the broader base of those who support us and the global diversity of those who come to us seeking support.
As Compass Refugee Centre we will continue working enthusiastically with Partners, Regional and Municipal governments, and like-minded organizations and individuals as we strive to build collaborative relationships for comprehensive refugee care in our community. Expect to see more people rightly receive Canada’s protection. Notice that we are growing, with more people pursuing peace and justice for refugees. Celebrate as we contribute to a community that believes Welcoming Communities Still Matter!