CMAT reflects on the decade since the Tsunami

    10 years ago today, many of us woke to news of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that swept the Indian Ocean, taking with it 230,000 lives, and affecting 14 nations. The response to this disaster was unprecedented, and gave rise to a new culture of international humanitarianism. The grassroots of Canadian Medical Assistance […]

CMAT announces its 2015 Board of Directors

We would like to thank all our members for your participation in the 2014-15 CMAT Board of Directors election.  We had a record voter turnout for this year’s campaign! Congratulations to the newly elected and re-elected board members listed below, and thank you to all the nominees for your incredible interest!  Officer positions on the […]

Sphere Minimum Standards – Vancouver, BC – October 2014!

      REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! Course Schedule Saturday October 25 –  Sphere Orientation: 08:30 – 16:30 Sunday October 26 – Sphere Orientation: 08:30 – 16:30 * participants are required to complete the Sphere e-learning webinar prior to participation.  Please bring the certificate of completion to the course. Location: Justice Institute of British Columbia […]

CMAT 2014 Annual General Meeting – Board Reports and Onling Voting

Unfortunately we hit some technical glitches with Sunday’s online AGM, so the board has come together to deliver our reports in writing.  Please find the individual directors’ report to the AGM, as well as the 2013 financial statements.  Please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] should you have any questions. Acting Chair Report – Kathy Harms […]

Save the Date! CMAT Annual General Meeting on Sept 7, 2014!

Please Save the Date on your calendar to join us for the AGM on 7 Sept, 2014 in the evening: 16:00 hrs PST,  17:00 hrs MT and  19:00 hrs EST. The AGM will be hosted online. CMAT AGM viewing instructions After testing a variety of online conferencing tools, the CMAT Board has chosen to broadcast […]

CMAT to collaborate with Oplan Kalusugan in The Philippines

  May 11, 2014 – Toronto, ON. Earlier today, CMAT Executive Director Valerie Rzepka, and Director of Communications Kate Auger boarded a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila.  After reviewing a project proposal called Oplan Kalusugan, submitted by a group of volunteers who have run other projects in the region, Valerie and Kate hope to collaborate […]

Celebrate CMAT’s achievements with a T-shirt!

CMAT has partnered with TeeSpring to produce several styles of t-shirts and tank tops as a fundraiser!  One shirt lists the locations of all of CMAT’s deployments since 2005, and the other a list of humanitarian keywords. Links  are included below to both the white and black versions of our limited edition CMAT deployment/ humanitarian shirts. The […]

Meet CMAT Volunteers Chris and Kelly Kaley

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week. Meet some of the inspiring CMAT volunteers who help us fulfil our mission both at home, and in communities around the world!                   Between skiing, canoeing, hiking and camping, there wasn’t much that Chris and Kelly Kaley didn’t do together. […]

Meet CMAT Volunteer Webmaster Mikael Kjellström!

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week. Meet some of the inspiring CMAT volunteers who help us fulfil our missions in communities around the world! Over the past number of years, CMAT has undergone some significant changes, many of which remain out of the public spotlight.  When it came time to reconstruct the CMAT website, […]

Meet CMAT Volunteer Ruby Dyall, RN!

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week. Meet some of the inspiring CMAT volunteers who help us fulfil our missions in communities around the world! April 10, 2014:  Ruby Dyall, RN CMAT Volunteer RN Ruby Dyall was working as a nurse on a cruise ship when the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010.  “After seeing […]