Through its medical relief and development projects, CMAT seeks to improve the health and welfare of families both in Canada and in developing countries around the world.


By preserving human dignity, helping to reduce suffering and building capacity, CMAT aims to assist vulnerable communities most affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster to heal their biological, psychological, and social wounds.


Through its projects, CMAT ratifies the Humanitarian Charter signed originally in 1997, and aspires to attain the standards determined by the Sphere Project, which are based on two core beliefs:

a) All possible steps should be taken to alleviate human suffering arising out of calamity and conflict; and

b) Those affected by disaster have a right to life with dignity and therefore a right to assistance.

Moreover, CMAT strives to adhere to the International Code of Conduct and to the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and solidarity in the implementation of its medical relief and development projects.