- CA MHCA Volume 1163-1398; 2332-2348; 2352-2383; 3391-3412; 3417
These records can be divided into three eras -- the first migration wave (1922-1930), Pre World War II and War years (1930-1946),and finally, the 2nd migration movement (1947-1964). The records during the first period focus on the Mennonites who left Russia and settled in various communities in Canada through the assistance of the Board. The records of the second period focus more on the need to send relief aid to Russia during a period when immigration to Canada is no longer possible. The records of this period also deal with the questions of war, military service, conscientious objection to war and alternative service. The records of the third period -- a period when the leadership of the Board is under chairman J.J. Thiessen -- focus on help to refugees out of war torn Europe, including re-settlement in South America.
Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization