Mennonite Youth Farm (Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Mennonite Youth Farm, ca. 1980.
Photo: MAID, Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (UNK 1-99)

Mennonite Youth Farm of the Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization, located three fourths of a mile (1.2 km.) south of Rosthern, Saskatchewan was owned by the Conference of Mennonites of Canada, but operated by a board appointed by the Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization. On the farm, bought in 1943, were located the following institutions (with date of founding and capacity in 1956): Rosthern Invalid Home (1944, 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 were open to all in need regardless of denomination, and resident came from all of Canada, and from several denominations. In 1954 the Board appointed by the SMYO consisted of six members. Henry Friesen was the long-time chairman.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Mennonite Youth Farm (Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Sep 2023.,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167745.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Mennonite Youth Farm (Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 September 2023, from,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167745.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1108. All rights reserved.

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