site tells the story of Canada 's conscientious objectors in
the Second World War. The Mennonite Heritage Centre received
funding for this project in part from the Canadian Council of
Archives and Heritage Canada to digitize materials in the Heritage
Centre's collection related to this topic. For this reason most
of the materials on this site come from the Mennonite Heritage
Centre, Winnipeg (abbreviated as MHC. For other abbreviations
see the bibliography under "For Teachers" tab).
Extra research and gathering of materials was done to enhance
the product. The purpose of the site is to tell the story of
Canada's conscientious objectors, using primarily documents
housed at the Mennonite
Heritage Centre, Winnipeg so that the CO position will be honored
and the readers will think about peace in their own lives.
first thank you goes to the conscientious objectors who lived
out their faith and chose alternative service. Thank you to
the families and communities who supported these men. The second
thank you goes to the great team whose various areas of expertise
made this project possible. Thirdly thank you to the organizations
and individuals whose financial support made this project possible.
Special recognition goes to the Canadian Council of Archives
and the Mennonite Heritage Centre for their financial support.
editing, Video digitization
– English translation
Steiner, Connie Wiebe, Byron Rempel-Burkholder; Rockway Mennonite
Collegiate, Kitchener, Ontario; Esther Epp-Tiessen, Edward
K. Wiens, Robert
Mennonite Historical Society
Service in the Second World War: Conscientious Objectors in
Canada: 1939-1945 is the winner of 2 awards.
Library Association has named it "web site of the year"
for 2005 because of its ..."quality, educational value
and usefulness of the information it provides ..."
"This nomination earned high praise for its ability to
integrate history and culture into a thoughtful, educational
and vibrant web site of interest for all ages".
The Association for Manitoba Archives has given the site
an Outstanding Achievement Award stating: "This web site
enhances the understanding of the role of archives and makes
a significant contribution to Canadian history and culture."
September 30, 2004.