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Since 2005, CMAT had provided vital humanitarian 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.

Latest News

CMAT welcomes three new board members and one reelected board member!

The 2017 online election was open from January 22 to February 3. CMAT would like to thank all the members who voted, and all the candidates who participated in this years’ election.  It was a very close race, and congratulations go out to the newly elected and re-elected board members!

Welcome to Nathan Blackstock, Carolyn Davies, and Jeanne LeBlanc, and welcome back to Nathan Kelly! We look forward to getting down to work and having your creativity and knowledge help to built CMAT!

Nathan Blackstock – Advanced Care Paramedic – Vancouver, BC

Carolyn Davies – Nurse Practitioner – Amherstburg, ON

Dr. Jeanne LeBlanc – Registered Psychologist – Vancouver, BC

Nathan Kelly (incumbent) – Registered Nurse – Grimsby, ON

 

Thank you to outgoing Board members
On behalf of all volunteers, the CMAT board of directors wishes to express our sincerest thanks to Dr. Rashad Chin, outgoing National Chair, Kate Auger, outgoing National Vice-Chair and Martin Metz, outgoing Treasurer, for their selfless service and leadership over the past several years. You have carried out your duties individually and collectively in a humanitarian manner, selflessly serving the volunteers, donors, and most of all, the beneficiaries that CMAT assisted in times of disaster.

J. Rashad Chin
Physician
Edmonton, AB.

Kate Auger
Nurse Practitioner
Collingwood, ON.

Martin Metz, PCP Paramedic, Vancouver, BC

CMAT 2017 Annual General Meeting of Members today – Login information below

CMAT’s 2015 Annual General Meeting of members (AGM) will be held live ONLINE today:  Sunday February 05, 2017 at

  • 14:00 (Eastern)
  • 11:00 (Pacific)
  • 12:00 (Mountain)
  • 13:00 (Central)
  • 15:00 (Atlantic)

Login information is provided below, and an agenda is also posted.

CMAT Annual General Meeting LINK (will be active 10 minutes prior to start of meeting on Feb 5):   (you will need a microphone and speakers/ headset (webcam optional) to interact with the participants online)

https://www.anymeeting.com/237-476-593

Alternative: participants can also dial in to this Toronto based number to participate by conference call:

(437) 886-9122      PIN: 400 4623#


CMAT 2017 Annual General Meeting
AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introduction/ Roll Call of Board/Outgoing Incoming (5 minutes)
  2. Additions and Approval of Agenda/New Business (5 minutes)
  3. ED Report (10 minutes)
  4. National Chair Report (10 minutes)
  5. Vice Chair Report (10 minutes)
  6. Treasurer/ Financial Report (10 minutes)
  7. FUNDRAISING: Global Philanthropic Update/Report
  8. REPORT: World Health Organization – Emergency Medical Teams status: standardization and CMAT Alignment/ Accreditation. Report from Hong Kong global meeting.
  9. POLICY REVIEW: Defining Volunteers vs Members.
  10. Communications Officer position: Update
  11. New Business
  12. Wrap up – Adjourn

CLICK HERE to review the preliminary (unreviewed) 2016 CMAT Balance Sheet

CLICK HERE to review the preliminary CMAT 2016 Income statement

CLICK HERE to review the recently approved CMAT Policy Defining Volunteers and Members

CMAT 2017 Board of Directors Nominations

Canadian Medical Assistance Teams has three (3) regular positions (each 3 year terms) on the board of directors posted for election. In addition, a fourth position has recently opened, to complete the remaining one year term of outgoing Treasurer Martin Metz. Voting by registered members will be held using online balloting between January 22nd and February 3rd, 2017. The results will be announced at the CMAT Annual General Meeting of Members being in held online on February 5th, 2017.

Beginning at 12:01am (Atlantic) on Sunday January 22, 2017, registered CMAT members will be sent a one-time, user-specific link to the voting webpage by email, and will be asked to choose up to four candidates for the open positions. Voting closes Friday February 3, 2017 at 23:59 (Pacific).

Below you will find the list of nominated candidates, in alphabetical order:

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