of Alberta

Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company (Alberta) fonds

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

Source of Acquisition

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


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

File List

1-1  Fire Insurance Rules and Regulations of Mutual Mennonite Insurance, Carstairs and Didsbury Branch. – 1936.

1-2 An Act to Incorporate the Mennonite Mutual Relief Insurance Co. Ltd., 1960, together with General Information and Regulations, government aid rendered for loss through fire, lightning, storms, hail and electrical wiring. – 1960.

1-3 Minutes of meetings of policyholders, and of Executive and District Treasurers. – 1971.

1-4 Meeting of local treasurers and adjusters and supporting documents. – 1972-1973.

1-5 Annual report book. – 2003.

1-6 Annual report. – 2008.

1-7 Annual Report. – 2011.

1-8 Mutually Yours, newsletters. – 2012, 2014.