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PCDA & MCC Legacy Trust

Pacific Centre For Discipleship Association (PCDA)

Formed in 1986, Pacific for Centre Discipleship Association is a non-profit Inter-Mennonite society and registered charity whose primary focus has been to create intentional community for university and college students at UBC. In addition to operating the Menno Simons Centre student residence for over 30 years, other programs include the Abendmusik Vesper Choir and projects related to Anabaptist-Christian scholarship. 

MCC Legacy Trust

Established in 2012, the MCC Legacy Trust group of companies is composed of revenue generating properties that were donated to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) BC and function similar to an endowment, with the purpose of generating ongoing revenue to support the charitable work of MCC for generations. MCC is a world wide ministry of Anabaptist churches that carries out local and global relief, development and peace building programs that meet basic human needs in 47 countries. Through the hard work and dedication of its Board, staff and supporters, along with the strategic partnerships with developers and builders, MCC Legacy Trust is helping to create a lasting legacy.

Developing A long-term Collaboration

The PCDA approached MCC Legacy Trust with the desire to create a broader range of sustainable opportunities to support students by developing a new campus and expanding their capacity to serve more students. MCC Legacy Trust assisted PCDA in the acquisition of the parcel of land at 2026 Wesbrook Mall and 2076 Wesbrook Mall and entered into an agreement to jointly develop it.

An integrated project was then created which will help meet PCDA’s mandate by expanding student residences, increasing their previous capacity of 22 students to 101. MCC Legacy Trust will partner with BC HousingHub to add 86 market rental residences for the missing middle families in the adjacent affordable housing rental component, in response to the lack of affordable housing in the UBC/UEL area. Furthermore, MCC Legacy Trust and PCDA have together developed a shared vision for an institutional space focused on peace studies.

Menno Hall will be a multi-faceted and purpose-built facility.

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Our Proposal
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Bringing lasting COntribution To the Community

The PCDA and MCC Legacy Trust will be the operators and long-term holders of the property and will be working with a team to design and build Menno Hall; a sustainable legacy building informed by public commentary, designed to bring vibrancy and benefit to the surrounding community of the University Endowment Lands (UEL) and UBC.

See how Menno Hall is designed to integrate and enhance the surrounding neighbourhood.

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