Mennonite Youth Farm of the Saskatchewan Mennonite (General Conference Mennonite Church) Youth Organization, located three fourths of a mile (1.2 km.) south of Rosthern, Saskatchewan. It is owned by the Conference of Mennonites of Canada, but is operated by a board appointed by the Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization. On the farm, bought in 1943, are located the following institutions (with date of founding and capacity): Rosthern Invalid Home (1944, now 54 beds), Children's Home (1947, 8 beds), Crippled Children's Home (1953, 9 beds), Invalid Home for Women mentally retarded (1953, 12 beds), Invalid Home for Men (1955, 11 beds). In 1951 the Herbert Invalid Home was opened at Herbert, Saskatchewan (25 beds) as a branch of the Mennonite Youth Farm, but operated by a board representing the local community churches in Herbert. The various charitable homes are open to all in need regardless of denomination, and inmates actually come from all of Canada, and from several denominations. Since 1954 the Board appointed by the SMYO has been composed of six members. Henry Friesen has been the long-time chairman.
|Author(s)||Harold S Bender|
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Bender, Harold S. "Mennonite Youth Farm (Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Youth_Farm_(Rosthern,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=83513.
Bender, Harold S. (1959). Mennonite Youth Farm (Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Youth_Farm_(Rosthern,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=83513.
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