CMAT Rapid Assessment Team deploying to Philippines Wednesday

CMAT Volunteers check equipment, including the field hospital tent, in anticipation of deployment to the Philippines.

CMAT Volunteers check equipment, including the field hospital tent, in anticipation of deployment to the Philippines.


CMAT has mobilized its Rapid Assessment Team, which will depart for the Philippines early Wednesday morning in response to the catastrophic typhoon which struck the island nation on November 8th.  The four-member team will conduct a needs assessment on the islands of Cebu and Leyte, and the environs, to ascertain the level of devastation, destroyed infrastructure, and health needs of cyclone- affected persons, in order to prepare for the deployment of CMAT’s field hospital and medical personnel.

CMAT needs your help to assist those impacted by the typhoon in the Philippines. Please donate generously by clicking:

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or by donating your Air Canada Aeroplan miles:

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For those who wish to download a fundraising poster, to print out and post in their community,  please click here:   CMAT Philippines Fundraising Poster


We thank all interested individuals for their overwhelming offer to volunteer with our organization.  At the present time, we are awaiting the findings of the assessment team, in order to deploy the first medical team.  These findings are key in building the professional profile of our teams of volunteers, as well as to decide the most appropriate equipment and supplies so send to the area.

Minimum Requirements for Volunteering: (Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers)

*A preference will be given to volunteers with disaster experience, and training in Sphere Minimum Standards for Humanitarian Response.  (course is being offered November 16-17, 2013 in Toronto.  Click here to send an email to register!)

– Canadian Passport with minimum 6 months left from expiry.

– Medical volunteers must provide proof of Canadian Professional Registration or Licensure.

– A minimum availability of 3 weeks duration

– Willingness and ability to fund their own travel (fundraising is encouraged through our website, and volunteers can be recognized by submitting their name “in honour” during the donation process).

– An understanding that this is a hardship mission, and will be exhausting.

– Interested volunteers are encouraged  to visit the Canadian Government’s Travel Health website to ensure your vaccinations are up to date.



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