Our History

Since 1917, the people-first approach at Amity Trust has brought financial peace to people all over Saskatchewan. We have expanded over the years and now provide financial and estate services from three locations in the province. 

Timeline

1917

Mennonite Union Waisenamt

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The Company’s roots derive from Mennonite immigrants from Russia who brought their concern for orphans and widows to the Canadian prairies.1 The goal was to, “do good, seek justice, correct oppression, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:17). From its earliest days, the company has handled inheritances, wills and estate management.

1917

1968

Mennonite Trust Ltd. (MTL)

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In 1968 the name of the Company was changed to “Mennonite Trust Ltd.” A 1975 amendment to its Charter granted the Company the right to administer the estates of any Saskatchewan resident, regardless of religious affiliation.

As Mennonite Trust Ltd., the company operated out of its head office in Waldheim for many years and added a Branch office in Swift Current in the 1980’s and one in Saskatoon in 1997.

2022

Amity Trust Ltd.

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In 2022, Mennonite Trust changed its name to Amity Trust. The word Amity is synonymous with peace, friendliness, sociableness and goodwill. These words capture the relationship that Amity has with our clients, as well as our focus on helping our clients achieve financial peace.  The new name is grounded in our Mennonite roots of peace and non-violence while at the same time it opens the door for clients of all backgrounds as we seek to help as many people as we can.

2022

1The first Waisenamt in Russia was officially formed on Sunday, August 31, 1792, at Chortitza, Russia (H.J. Gerbrandt in “Adventures in Faith”).

 

Amity Trust continues to enjoy oversight from three controlling conferences:

  • Mennonite Church Saskatchewan 
  • Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches 
  • Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches

We are a not-for-profit entity that brings Christian principles to our practices and believes in the value of each individual. Through over a century of operations we’ve demonstrated a rare resilience in the world of financial management.


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