York Region District School Board collects $59,000 for CMAT through their “Helping Hands” campaign.

Friday, March 12, 2010 – Markham, Ontario – The Helping Hands Haiti Relief project ran from January 13th – Feb 12th 2010. What initially began as a school project at Donald Cousens Public School in Markham, Ontario was expanded to include other schools in the York Region district school board after Jeewan Chanicka, Director of […]

Assessment team in Chile experiences 7.2 magnitude earthquake: all team members reported safe.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – Chile was hit by another strong earthquake this morning, just 12 days after the previous one near Concepción, which left over 700 people dead. The quake was registered by the US Geological Survey at a magnitude 7.2 Mw – near the city of Libertador O’Higgins, Chile at 11:39 local time. CMAT […]

CMAT to stand down deployment to Chile, medical team headed to Haiti

Tuesday March 9, 2010 – Concepción, Chile – After meeting with Chilean officials, in Concepción, the decision was made to re-direct CMAT volunteers to Haiti, where there continues to be a great need for medical assistance. This decision was made as a direct result of the Chilean Government and Military’s exceptional response to the February […]

CMAT deploys initial assessment team to earthquake affected Concepción, Chile

Wednesday March 3, 2010 – TORONTO and VANCOUVER – In response to the Chilean government’s international appeal for aid, Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) will deploy its initial disaster assessment team to Concepción, Chile to conduct a needs assessment and ascertain the level of devastation, destroyed infrastructure and health needs of the quake affected people […]