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 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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Call for Nominations – 2014/15 Board of Directors


Vacancies on CMAT Board of Directors
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!! There are four positions now vacant on the CMAT Board of Directors.
(National Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary)


* Nominees may nominate themselves, but require a “nominator’s” name in their email as an endorsement.
  • Nominations must be received no later than Friday, October 17, 2014 at 23:59 pacific time.
  • Person nominated must be CMAT volunteer member. (‘Member’ is defined as a volunteer who is currently listed on the online database, in good standing, and who is willing to carry out the obligations of the office to which she/he may be elected)
  • Nominees (candidates) require the endorsement and referral of one nominator who must also be a CMAT member in good standing, who may be contacted to provide a reference.
  • Past experience and CMAT involvement is beneficial (e.g. previous deployment, training, committee involvement, local volunteering, fundraising).
  • Members can run for only one (1) position in the elections.
  • All nominations should include a short biography of the candidate of not more than 250 words which covers the two categories (i) profession/experience and (ii) philosophy (please do not forward a CV)
  • Nominations should include a head and shoulders photograph of each candidate. Please attach the picture to the email as a jpg file
  • Information provided about a candidate and her/his photograph will be posted on the CMAT website, during the voting period.
Online voting will open on October 20, and close on October 31st. Registered CMAT members will receive a link to the voting ballot via email.

Upcoming Events

Online Training Modules

January 1, 2014

Sphere e-learning course

January 1, 2014