Our Partners and Sponsors
This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Our mission is to help build healthy and vibrant communities by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. This is reflected in our granting priorities and our grants that enable organizations to build on their strengths and develop new ideas.
K-W Community Foundation
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation improves the quality of life in Kitchener-Waterloo and area, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on key community issues.
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO)
The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online provides reliable, freely-available English-language information on Anabaptist-related congregations, denominations, conferences, institutions and significant individuals, as well as historical and theological topics. Secular subject articles from an Anabaptist perspective and full-text source documents are also included.
Mennonite Archives of Ontario (MAO)
The Mennonite Archives of Ontario, adjacent to the Conrad Grebel University College library, is the location of source documents related to the history of Mennonites in Ontario including congregations, institutions, families, and individual Mennonite leaders. Together, the library and archives strives to be the premier Canadian collection of materials related to Anabaptists and Mennonites. In addition to paper documents and rare books and manuscripts, the collection includes photographs, audio tapes, video tapes, microforms, databases, CDs, and DVDs. The Archives is open to any serious researcher. In addition to graduate students doing original research, church historians, genealogists, and others use the resources of the archives.
Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario (MHSO)
Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario (MHSO) encourages and supports a variety of projects which interpret Mennonite heritage to Mennonites and non-Mennonites alike through periodicals, workshops and seminars, public meetings, historical sites and publications.
The Mennonite Story at the Visitor Centre in St. Jacobs
As a public celebration for Mennonites in Waterloo Region, The Mennonite Story is used by tourists, researchers and students to enhance their understanding of who Mennonites are, and their culture, heritage and global contribution to social innovation.
Peter Etril Snyder Studio
In his 40 years as a working artist, Peter Etril Snyder has become internationally renown and has been commissioned by both corporations and individuals. His paintings have been purchased by the National Museum of Man (now the Canadian Museum of Civilization) and by the Prime Minister’s Office for presentation to H.R.H. Prince Philip. Dubbed by some as Canada’s Norman Rockwell, Snyder is most famous for his paintings of Old Order Mennonites in Waterloo County. His collection of negatives, chronicling Waterloo Region life over the past 40 years, was donated to the MAO in 2005 and work began on digitizing them in year one of MHP.
Waterloo Historical Society (WHS)
WHS is the region’s oldest historical organization, dating from 1912. Over those years WHS has published an annual volume of local history, several books on the history of the region and its people, presented hundreds of public meeting around our heritage and built up one of the premiere archives of local history in Ontario.
Centre for Community Mapping (COMAP)
The Centre for Community Mapping, a not-for-profit corporation, develops and deploys strategies for social innovation based on modern information and communications technology. COMAP’s geo-spatial web-based applications use collaborative geomatics and other social networking tools to create innovative sustainable virtual communities with the goal of strengthening the functioning of civil society. COMAP provides a web presentation of the rural and urban landscape of Ontario where our communities can collaboratively reveal and adapt their practices of caring for our natural, cultural and social fabric.
University of Waterloo, Computer Systems Group (CSG)
University of Waterloo, Computer Systems Group has developed the WIDE system over a research period of 15 years. The WIDE toolkit was developed to produce software systems from models based on enterprise service architectures. WIDE consists of a number of service frameworks. The frameworks are outlines of functionality for a specific service that are specialized using different approaches. WIDE supports a rapid development paradigm and new applications can be built and demonstrated quickly. The structure of the WIDE environment also supports evolution thus addressing new concerns as they arise. WIDE has been used to create over 50 web-based systems, many based on the Web 2.0 paradigm.