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Perseverance, Purpose, Promises, and Prayer.

(Lessons and Observations from Ezra and Nehemiah’s Projects) What keeps us going when we face obstacles? What if the facts known to us say that we are up against formidable difficulties? How do we remain resolute when we face hurdles within our own organization? What are we promised and how do we pray? The [...]

2020-08-25T16:54:56-04:00August 25th, 2020|

Life-changing Surgery Means Brighter Future for a Young Mother

by Melony Teague Your support for our annual trips to Ecuador is changing lives. I bet you have heard that before, but take a moment to imagine this scenario: You are a young mother of an active three-year-old and you are immobile because of severe arthritis in your hip. Every day is a challenge [...]

2020-08-05T11:29:22-04:00August 5th, 2020|

A Prescription for a Labour-intensive Project

The birth of a child is a joyous occasion, most of the time. Sometimes mothers die or are weakened by illness because of pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal mortality or death due to pregnancy is still a major, yet preventable, health concern for many countries. In an earlier blog I wrote about maternal mortality ratio [...]

2020-07-28T13:41:44-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Winston Chow

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Dr. Winston Chow who died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 3, 2020 and we celebrate his life and legacy. Born in Guangzhou, China on December 30, 1934, Winston was the second child of Chow Kwan and Chan Fung Ying. Winston [...]

2020-07-13T14:05:17-04:00July 13th, 2020|

Repositioning EMAS CANADA for 2021

For over seven decades EMAS Canada has used healthcare as a tool for communicating God’s love through teams that provide medical and dental care. Helping partners all over the world with better medical infrastructure and equipment; knowledge and clinical skills, have been key expressions of our mission, especially in China. The traditional method of [...]

2020-06-24T17:41:24-04:00June 24th, 2020|

UPDATE on EMAS DR CONGO PROJECT 2020

With the arrival of the pandemic, travel has been restricted. This short video from Dr. Nancy wood will update you on all you need to know in response to the pandemic, D.R. Congo, and how it's affecting the EMAS D.R. Congo Project. UPDATE AND URGENT NEED FROM OUR DR CONGO TEAM Thank you for [...]

2020-06-24T14:38:53-04:00June 24th, 2020|

We Now Have a Virtual Office

As of May 2020, we have moved to having virtual offices. This means that our mailing address has changed. We are excited for what the future will bring. Take a look: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE ARE FORGING AHEAD HERE Find out how we are adapting to the changing times. Donate to [...]

2020-05-29T10:19:43-04:00May 29th, 2020|

How EMAS Canada Will Adapt to the Changing Times

Our dependence on volunteers and donors is a well-known fact, and when we see a decline in their numbers we are naturally concerned. And we are not alone. In a recent report in the Time Magazine, Oxfam is having to reduce staff by close to 30% due to reduced revenue following the impact of [...]

2020-05-26T10:43:51-04:00May 26th, 2020|

Positive Changes in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

EMAS Canada depends on volunteers who travel internationally to deliver aid through education, medical and dental services. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had, is that close to 75% of our volunteers will not serve overseas in 2020. Several teams cancelled missions and two where cut short for the safety of our volunteers. [...]

2020-04-23T13:55:27-04:00April 23rd, 2020|

Forging Ahead Together

All of EMAS’ projects plan to survive the pandemic, but three quarters of EMAS’ volunteers will not travel in 2020 due to the pandemic. When teams travel again, they will be serving communities for whom the after-effects of the crisis are far worse than for us in Canada. For instance, before the COVID -19 crisis [...]

2020-04-23T13:57:50-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

News From The Office April 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking all measures necessary to keep our staff and their families safe, as well as our volunteers. As of the end of March, 2020, until further notice, our EMAS Canada staff are working remotely. Phone calls should be directed to (905) 484 0100 during this period of temporary [...]

2020-03-31T11:29:25-04:00March 31st, 2020|

Cancellations, Postponements, Closures and Hoarding.

Covid-19 is laying siege on the world. Almost everywhere, the pandemic is disrupting businesses and industries, local and international travel; schools and colleges are closing; courts are postponing hearings; and governments are making urgent plans to curb the spread of the causative corona virus.  All over the world, hospitals are scrambling to increase intensive [...]

2020-03-18T08:21:22-04:00March 17th, 2020|

Experiencing Teamwork Despite Tragedy

A personal story about generosity and teamwork. My father died on January 28th. I knew it would happen someday; but I was not ready for it; suddenly I had to face the implications of his death. He had been unwell for a long time and an invalid since July. Now I was in charge. [...]

2020-02-25T09:40:57-05:00February 24th, 2020|

How Serving Makes Our Vision Tangible

Our MISSION to heal, teach and SERVE those in need in a Christ-like manner translates our VISION: Christ-centered healthcare teams proclaiming God’s love to all the world through healing and teaching into tangible and measurable outcomes. Service means more to us than what healthcare workers do for individuals and for communities. Christianity teaches that humans [...]

2020-07-28T11:22:47-04:00January 15th, 2020|

India North 2020 Trip a Success

by Dr. Stephen & Dr. Stephanie Milone As team leaders for India North, we are pleased to inform the EMAS family of our latest team visit to Herbertpur, India. The team consisted of Dr. Anna Davenport and her daughter Larkin. Dr. Anna is a family physician in Orangeville, Ontario and practices sports medicine as [...]

2020-01-13T13:29:41-05:00January 13th, 2020|

Servants Who Will Not Stop Serving

Abraham1   was 99 years old, he was wealthy, he owned servants, and his wife too had her own servants. At his age and with his resources Abraham had earned “the right” to enjoy eating with his guests within the cool shade inside a tent, and being waited on by servants. However, the spontaneity of [...]

2019-12-19T16:54:17-05:00December 19th, 2019|

Thank You And Farewell to Henk Visser

It is a pleasure as the current Chair of the Board to thank our Past-Chair, Dr. Hendrick Visser, for his years of service on the Board of EMAS. Henk was initially invited by Dr. Marvin Clark over 15 years ago. In 2007, he became Chair of the Board until he stepped down in 2016. [...]

2019-12-09T11:41:56-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Poking Crocodiles Eyes

Stunned by a scream from the river, 11-year Rebecca looked towards its source and saw her friend Latoya in the jaws of a crocodile. Rebecca sprung into action, jumped onto the reptiles back and hit it on the head with bare hands, and then pushed her fingers into its eyes until it let go [...]

2019-11-14T16:54:51-05:00November 14th, 2019|

What is Maternal Mortality Ratio and What Can We Do About It?

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is the number of women dying from pregnancy related conditions for every 100,000 live births, it expresses the likelihood of death due to pregnancy. Our latest projects are bold attempts at significant and long-term reduction of MMR in rural communities in Haiti and Zimbabwe. In these countries chronic adversity is putting [...]

2019-10-25T14:34:15-04:00October 24th, 2019|

5 Reasons Volunteerism is Thriving at EMAS Canada

EMAS Canada’s work force is voluntary, serving where our skills and resources are needed. It also consists of non-traveling team members, board members; supporters who raise funds, cook and serve meals at team meetings, collect and pack supplies before missions. It includes those who run numerous pre and post mission errands while patiently waiting [...]

2019-09-12T13:45:37-04:00September 12th, 2019|
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EMAS Canada

in the Crossroads building
P.O. Box 93055 RPO Headon
Burlington, ON L7M 4A3

phone: (905) 319-3415
toll-free: 1 (866) 648-0664
email: info@emascanada.org


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P.O. Box 89070
Kowloon Post Office
Hong Kong

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