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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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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.

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Meet CMAT Volunteers Chris and Kelly Kaley

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week.

Meet some of the inspiring CMAT volunteers who help us fulfil our mission both at home, and in communities around the world!

CMAT Volunteer Kelly Kaley, with a young patient in Haiti.

CMAT Volunteer Kelly Kaley, with a young patient in Haiti.

CMAT Volunteer and Charter Member Chris Kaley in Bangladesh

CMAT Volunteer and Charter Member Chris Kaley in Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between skiing, canoeing, hiking and camping, there wasn’t much that Chris and Kelly Kaley didn’t do together.  So when they decided to move west from Ontario for the slopes and snow of the Rockies, they knew their adventures together were only beginning.  They both worked as paramedics for the British Columbia Ambulance Service for a number of years, and after several colleagues of theirs had discussed deployments they had participated in, Chris and Kelly were intrigued.  In 2007, Chris deployed to Bangladesh after record flooding affected the impoverished nation, and in 2008, he was part of the assessment team which travelled to the earthquake stricken region of Sichuan, China. Soon after his return, Chris became a charter member of CMAT, and sat on its first Board of Directors.  Kelly’s involvement in the organization soon followed.

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Meet CMAT Volunteer Webmaster Mikael Kjellström!

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week.

Meet some of the inspiring CMAT volunteers who help us fulfil our missions in communities around the world!

CMAT Volunteer Webmaster Mikael Kjellström with children in Afghanistan.

CMAT Volunteer Webmaster Mikael Kjellström with children in Afghanistan.

Over the past number of years, CMAT has undergone some significant changes, many of which remain out of the public spotlight.  When it came time to reconstruct the CMAT website, the Board of Directors took to Social Media to help find a web designer willing to volunteer his or her time on such a huge challenge.  The search led to Mikael Kjellström, a semi-retired photographer and Emergency Medical Responder with BC Ambulance.   Mikael recalls, ”I stumbled across CMAT’s old website a few years ago after a photography colleague of mine mentioned the organization. We discussed the power of images and what organizations lack in images.  After reviewing CMAT’s old website, I knew I could help by designing a new website which would be more user-friendly.”

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Meet CMAT Volunteer Ruby Dyall, RN!

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week.

Meet some of the inspiring CMAT volunteers who help us fulfil our missions in communities around the world!

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CMAT Volunteer RN Ruby Dyall discusses treatment options for an infant with its mother in Haiti, April 2010.

April 10, 2014:  Ruby Dyall, RN

CMAT Volunteer RN Ruby Dyall was working as a nurse on a cruise ship when the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010.  ”After seeing several of the Haitian crew members I was working with trying frantically for hours on end, night after night, to reach their loved ones in Haiti, I decided right then that I would volunteer my services as a nurse as soon as I finished my contract on the ship,” she states.

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