Your gift at work

Since 2005, CMAT had provided vital medical assistance to people affected by disaster in countries around the world. Canadian donors like you helped us deliver care in many of these countries, including:

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From medical expertise to logistical know-how and administrative experience,  CMAT volunteers are professionals who take the time and their own expense to help those in need in time of crisis.

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Humanitarian Projects

Visit our Humanitarian Projects section where you will find information on past deployments, recent news, links to our social media sites and our picture archives.

CMAT's Field Clinic in Léogâne, Haïti, January - March 2010.

CMAT’s Field Clinic in Léogâne, Haïti: January 2010.


About CMAT:

Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) is a Canadian-based grassroots disaster relief organization made up of volunteer health professionals and non-health volunteers who selflessly give their time and resources to assist and provide relief aid to the victims of natural and man-made disasters around the world.

CMAT has been one of the first teams to arrive at the scene of recent global emergencies, and has accumulated a database over one thousand skilled health care professionals from across Canada.

Please consider volunteering or donating to help us help the most vulnerable survivors of disasters.

Latest News

CMAT reflects on the decade since the Tsunami

Tsunami devastation - Police vehicle badly damaged sits in Meuloboh street (January, 2005).

Tsunami devastation – Police vehicle badly damaged sits in Meuloboh street (January, 2005).

CMAT team are briefed by Canadian High Commission staff Rachael Bedlington (January, 2005)

CMAT team are briefed by Canadian High Commission staff Rachael Bedlington (January, 2005)



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 Teams (CMAT) were established on the ground in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and in 2015, our 10th anniversary year, we remember and honour all those affected by disaster who paid the ultimate price; and celebrate with those whose lives we helped to save.

Join us in recognizing our 10th anniversary, as we open our year-long commemoration. Helping the world, in times of disaster!

CMAT announces its 2015 Board of Directors

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 board will be decided and announced within the coming week, and we will be also looking for committee chairs and members in the near future.

Dr. J. Rashad Chin Edmonton, AB National Chair

Dr. J. Rashad Chin
Edmonton, AB
National Chair

Kate Auger Nurse Practitioner Collingwood, ON.

Kate Auger, NP
Collingwood, ON
Vice Chair

Valerie Rzepka, NP
Toronto, ON.
Executive Director

Martin Metz Paramedic Vancouver, BC.

Martin Metz, PCP
Vancouver, BC.

Nathan Kelly,RN Grimsby, ON

Nathan Kelly, RN
Grimsby, ON

Lesley Eltom Government Relations Toronto, ON.

Lesley Eltom
Toronto, ON
Director at Large

Iain Kenny

Iain Kenny
Calgary, AB
Director at Large

Bill Coltart, PCP Comox, BC.  Founding Director

Bill Coltart, PCP
Comox, BC.
Founding Director (non-voting)

CMAT 2014 Board Elections – List of Candidates

Canadian Medical Assistance Teams has seven positions on the board of directors posted for election.  Voting by registered members will be held using online balloting between October 20 and October 31st.  The following terms have been assigned to the seven incumbant officers:

  • Chair – 2 years
  • Vice Chair – 2 years
  • Executive Director – 3 years
  • Treasurer – 3 years
  • Secretary 2 years
  • Director at Large (2 positions) – 1 year each

Beginning at 12:01am (pacific) on Monday October 20, 2014, registered CMAT members will be sent a one-time, user-specific link to the voting webpage, and will be asked to choose up to seven candidates for the open positions. Voting closes Friday October 31, 2014 at 23:59 (pacific). Below you will find the list of nominated candidates, in alphabetical order:

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