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The Canada Colonization Association was a subsidiary of the Department of Immigration and Colonization of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company which gave valuable assistance to Mennonite land settlement in Western Canada after World War I. It was organized by Colonel John S. Dennis in 1919 as a private organization but was soon taken over by the Canadian Pacific Railway. T. O. F. Herzer was its long-time director.


Hedges, J. B. Building the Canadian West. NY: Macmillan, 1939.

Author(s) Jacob Gerbrandt
Date Published 1955

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Gerbrandt, Jacob. "Canada Colonization Association." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 30 Nov 2015.

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Gerbrandt, Jacob. (1955). Canada Colonization Association. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 November 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 505. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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