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’s third medical team to Indonesia returns to Canada after 4 week mission on medical ship

March 22, 2005: CMAT announced today that its third Canadian medical team to Indonesia has returned to Canada after a 4 week humanitarian and medical mission along the Tsunami devastated west coast of Sumatra aboard the KM Batavia – a medical ship.

CMAT staff in joint relief operations with group on medical ship in Indonesia; to jointly distribute 50 tons of rice and oil from UN World Food Program; establishes medical services in Aceh for next six months

February 21, 2005: CMAT announced today that its staff will be jointly working with a team on a medical ship making rounds sailing from Banda Aceh to Meuloboh along the Sumatran coast in Indonesia. The medical ship, the KM Batavia, is providing medical and emergency relief to communities along the Sumatran coast made inaccessible by […]

Punzo’s Restaurant raises over $4,000 USD for Tsunami Relief

  February 3, 2005: Richmond Hill, Ontario restaurant, Punzo’s, raised over $4,000 USD at a fundraising dinner and silent auction this evening. 100% of the funds will go towards capital projects at nine Tsunami affected orphanages in Tamil Nadu, India. CMAT is grateful for their support.      

CMAT Team 2 sends report and pics from Banda Aceh, Indonesia

  January 29, 2005: CMAT’s second team of 5 paramedics from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan have issued a report and pictures from their work in Banda Aceh. The team left for Indonesia on January 18 and will be returning to Canada on February 3.The team worked with CMAT partner, Mercy Malaysia in Banda Aceh. Tools and supplies […]

CMAT’s second team arrives in Banda Aceh; First team returns to Canada, files Situation Report for Meuloboh

January 23, 2005: CMAT’s second team was taken to Banda Aceh, Indonesia today courtesy of Malaysian Military air transport. In Banda Aceh, CMAT’s team will liaise with U.N. staff and other NGOs to coordinate reconstruction and rehabilitation projects.Meanwhile, CMAT’s first team sent to Indonesia on January 5, 2005 has returned to Canada and has filed […]

Home Depot donates hand tools and supplies to CMAT Reconstruction Team to Indonesia

January 18, 2005: CMAT announced today that the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Home Depot store has donated $500 USD worth of hand tools and supplies for CMAT’s Reconstruction Team to Indonesia. The team was deployed to Banda, Aceh on January 18, 2005. CMAT is grateful for this support.

Second CMAT team deployed to Indonesia for reconstruction; first team to return to Canada by end of week

  January 18, 2005: CMAT’s second team of volunteers were deployed to Indonesia today where they will conduct reconstruction projects in Meuloboh, and possibly Banda Aceh. The team of 5 are professional paramedics from Saskatchewan, and one is a licensed heavy equipment operator.  Canadian Medical Assistance Team’s first team, led by Mr. Bill Coltart, who […]

CMAT team in Indonesia, January 2005

January 11, 2013 – A very special thanks to Bill Coltart, Paramedic (Project Leader) Glen Polson, Paramedic David Deines, Paramedic Dr. David Ratcliffe, ER Physician Dr. Daryl Leski, ER Physician Dr. Kirk Sundby, Ortho Surgeon for their hard work, dedication and devotion on this difficult mission. Photos courtesy of CMAT staff.

CMAT continues to receive generous donations for tsunami relief.

January 10, 2005: I.L. Thomas Odadrihony Anita Elementary school – $1301 CAD, Oliver M. Smith Kawenni $2030, Six Nations Council $1000 from Six Nations Reserve, Oshweken, Ontario, Canada. 24 York region schools in Toronto raise $61,000 USD for CMAT Tsunami relief efforts CMAT is grateful for their support.