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Information & Resources

for service providers working with Low German speaking Mennonites from Latin America


The Low German Mennonite migration from Latin America to Ontario is the most recent leg of a migratory history that began in the 1500s in Europe.

Religious & Cultural Understandings

Low German speaking Mennonites who have come to Ontario from Latin America are a part of a rich religious tradition with a long history.

Health in a Colony Context

Some Low German families seek medical interventions only when home remedies or their community’s lay practitioners are unable to resolve the issue.

Education in a Colony Context

In the Latin American Mennonite colony, the village school is an important institution in the perpetuation of colony life.


Suggestions for service providers for relating with Low German-speaking Mennonites from Latin America