of Alberta

Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company (Alberta)

Accessions 2008.007, 2012.021, 2014.013 (located at 2008.007)

Title and Physical Description

Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company (Alberta) fonds. — 1936-2012. — 3 cm of textual records

Administrative History

Mennonites in Alberta formed mutual relief societies as early as the 1900s, to provide insurance against losses due to fires and natural disasters. Some of these societies were organized at a national level, but some were local and informal, relying on mutual religious affiliation for security. They were united in 1953, when the Mennonite Mutual Relief Committee was established. It was an inter-Mennonite organization reporting to the Vertreter Versammlungen (Delegates’ Assembly). Each congregation appointed a treasurer and two assistants to administer the program. In 1960 it was incorporated under the authority of The Mennonite Mutual Relief Insurance Company Act of Alberta as the Mennonite Mutual Relief Insurance Company Ltd.  It established a permanent office in Calgary in 1973. At some later date it changed its name to Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company (Alberta) Ltd. (MMI). It also established a subsidiary, Mennonite Insurance Agency Ltd., specializing in auto insurance.

Scope & Content

The fonds consists a somewhat scattered and incomplete collection of acts of incorporation, rules and regulations, minutes, annual reports and newsletters from 1936-2014.

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the content of the fonds

Source of Acquisition

Gifts by Henry D. Klassen, Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, John H. Janzen, and Joanne Dyck, and Mennonite Mutual Insurance, 2003-2012

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Finding Aids

List of files:
1. Fire Insurance Rules and Regulations of Mutual Mennonite Insurance, Carstairs and Didsbury Branch, 1936.
2. An Act to Incorporate the Mennonite Mutual Releif Insurance Co. Ltd., 1960, together with General Infromation and Regulations government aid rended for loss through fire, lightning, storms, hail and electrical wiring.
3. 1971 minutes of meetings of policyholders, and of Executive and District Treasurers.
4. 1972-73 Meeting of Local Treasurers and Adjusters and supporting documents.
5. Annual Report Book, 2003.
6. Annual Report, 2008.
7. Annual Report, 2011.
8. Mutually Yours, Newsletters, 2012, 2014.

The material is in German and English.
Accessions 2008.007, 2012.021, 2014.013 (located at 2008.007)
Last updated October 2017 – Ted Regehr