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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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Team Foxtrot officially launched from Pearson to Poland/Ukraine last night!!
Thank you to @LOTPLAirlines and station manager Tadeusz Dominski for all their help throughout this deployment.
Safe travels @CMATeams!
A fantastic overview of CMAT’s deployment by team leader David Thanh on CBC radio today. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-46/clip/15912311
Sveta Melchuk shares some Stories told to her during the course of her work in Western Ukraine…. (shared with permission)
“Yesterday I cried. I needed to leave this story for today, on its own. A family of 3 came to the container: a lady her daughter and son-in-law…2
Dr Jonah von Schreeb, @WHO emergency medical team coordinator talks about a training on mass casualties in #Ukraine for healthcare workers in one of the hospitals in Lviv. This training gave the staff confidence that they can manage this type of emergency situation and save lives