Canadian volunteers from CMAT headed to Haiti to provide humanitarian relief.

CMAT Team departing Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for Haiti When: Wednesday November 2, 07:00 Where: Air Transat check-in counter MONTREAL Nov 1, 2016 – Members of Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) will be departing early Wednesday (November 2) for Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, accompanied by a large-capacity water purification unit, and other relief supplies. On October 4th, Hurricane Matthew […]

CMAT Relief effort in China to change focus.

Thursday May 22, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assessment Team (CMAT) Response Coordinators established contact early yesterday morning by satellite phone with the CMAT assessment team in earthquake-affected Sichuan, China. The assessment team advised that the Chinese government, military and local Red Cross have done a commendable job in the rescue and recovery effort. […]

News Coverage: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone

May 18, 2008 – National news coverage of CMAT teams deploying to China. CBC News: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone CityTV News – CMAT team departing CTV News – Toronto’s Chinese community reacts to earthquake. CTV News – Canadian doctors put skills to use in China

CMAT Assessment Team to depart tomorrow for China

Friday May 16, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams will hold a news conference on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 9:30am to announce the departure of the first of several medical teams headed to aid in the relief effort of earthquake ravaged Sichuan, China.

CMAT Director briefs CBC National News

May 14 – 2008 – Comox, British Columbia: CMAT Director Bill Coltart briefed CBC National news today on CMAT’s emergency response plan and capabilities for China. Click here to view the video clip: CBC News – China Quake – CMAT preparation

CMAT readying assessment team to aid Toronto’s sister city in China

May 12, 2008 – Toronto: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams have readied their assessment team to respond to the earthquake which happened earlier today in China. Chongqing, Toronto’s sister city in the province of Sichuan recently visited by a trade mission of Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillors, was rocked by an earthquake measuring […]

CMAT endorses ‘The Dhaka Project’ – a grassroots project in Dhaka slums

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 – BRANTFORD, CANADA: CMAT announced today that it has endorsed the activities of the Dhaka Project – a grassroots humanitarian project started by Ms. Maria Conceicao, a flight attendant for Emirates Airways. Conceicao was so moved by the plight of Dhaka’s homelessness and poverty that she spearheaded the Maria Cristina Foundation.

CMAT Assessment team in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tuesday August 28, 2007 – Gopalganj, Bangladesh – After meetings with local partner Fazlullah Foundation, two areas were selected to target for medical relief: Gopalganj and Gaibandha – both are in some of the most flood affected areas in Bangladesh. A medical clinic will be established along with two other networking NGOs including the Bangladesh […]

CMAT deploys primary medical team to Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 – BRANTFORD, CANADA – CMAT announced today that a Canadian four-member team consisting of advanced care paramedics and a nurse practitioner have departed for Bangladesh yesterday evening.

CMAT Assessment team in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Medical facilities overwhelmed

Monday August 20, 2007 – DHAKA, BANGLADESH: CMAT’s two-member initial assessment team arrived in Dhaka on August 18 and have issued their initial situation report. According to the assessment team, Dhaka-based International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research – Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) has become the main treatment ‘hospital’ where flood victims suffering from water-borne illness and diarhea […]