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The Ingenuity of Interdisciplinary Teams

EMAS Canada weaves different disciplines into cohesive high-functioning teams. Our aim is to maintain teams in which interdependence creates synergy for long-term impact that would not otherwise be produced by teams made up exclusively of healthcare professionals. Even the narrower healthcare field of highly specialized surgical teams collaborate widely to co-ordinate the pre-operative, intra-operative [...]

2018-02-14T12:04:24+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

How We Do Teamwork Differently

We do not send individuals to provide services on their own. The Team is the functional unit of EMAS Canada. Jon Kratzenbach and Douglas Smith writing in The Discipline of Teams (July/August 2005 issue of Harvard Business Review.) define team as follows: “A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who [...]

2018-02-01T08:05:19+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

A Canadian Dentist On the Mission Field

by Ajit Vargis ALL GLORY TO GOD The dental team is an unique opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. For us, our opportunity lies in Zimbabwe. We get to talk to people and give them at least a few words of hope, no matter how busy we get. We make use of [...]

2018-01-30T11:28:44+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

The Power of Teamwork felt by the EMAS China East Child and Youth Team

by Cecilia Yeung The short-term missions trip in 2017 was my fifteenth year of missions with China East, one filled with the fruit of God’s lessons and blessings. Joining the team was no longer just a two or three-week involvement, but a whole year of waiting and listening to God’s guidance, preparing ourselves spiritually and physically [...]

2018-01-11T10:18:15+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

EMASSARY- December 2017

The December 2017 EMASSARY is now out. What a wonderful time to reflect on what God has done in 2017. Thank you for sustaining our mission, we average 350 volunteers annually in nearly 12 team to 10 countries as disparate as Ecuador and Zimbabwe. You became part of God’s mission through our Vision when [...]

2017-12-04T14:51:08+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Driver Now Being Driven by Christ

Meet Paulin Lindor a 33 year-old Haitian man, the youngest of a family of three sisters and two brothers. He was born and raised in a village at the feet of the Citadel. His father is a farmer and his mother died when he was seventeen. After the death of his mother he moved [...]

2017-11-21T15:39:36+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Thank You to Retiring Director of China Projects

Dr. Walter Woo, Dentist, retired from EMAS Canada on October 31st. He has served as the Director of China Projects for 14 years. During this time, he faithfully attended team meetings, led the China Committee; and traveled both as a team leader and team member to more than 30 EMAS sites. Walter has been [...]

2017-11-09T15:12:19+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

A Letter from Past Chair, Henk Visser

Dear EMAS Family, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve EMAS Canada as Board Chair for these last number of years. From my early years in medical school, I have had a heart for medical missions, and served in Africa for five years early in my career. Upon return to Canada, [...]

2017-10-30T08:05:59+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Teaching Opportunities

EMAS Canada Teaching Opportunities in 2018 Cambodia Life University has invited EMAS into a partnership that would give nurse educators and obstetricians opportunities to teach and train nursing students. Requires a minimum availability of two full working weeks. When EMAS Canada nurses taught at the University during May 2017, they found students eager to learn, [...]

2017-09-02T11:18:47+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Providing Surgical, Spiritual and Dental Care to Zimbabweans

There is nothing quite like watching the sun rise and set over the African landscape. In May 2017, our team of 11 volunteers witnessed God's sunrise and sunset artwork as we worked at Karanda Mission Hospital. Karanda Hospital, established in 1961 is situated in northern Zimbabwe, within the Zambezi River Valley; 200 kilometres from the capital, Harare.

2017-06-19T11:05:42+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

His Ways Are Not Our Ways

In Canada, when you have a problem with your teeth, a toothache or a cavity, you call your dental office, make an appointment, and are sometimes able to see the dentist the same day. For the rural Burmese people, this is not an option.

2017-06-06T12:12:16+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

India North Team Energized in Spirit

Dr. Sharon Reece, Dr. Lindsay Bowman, and Mr. Josh Matthews spent 1 week in Herbertpur, India at the Herbertpur Christian Hospital serving patients of all faiths and walks of life alongside the local doctors and nurses.

2017-06-05T14:30:45+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Nurse Julie Sparkes of McGill University Shares Her Story On Changing Lives

Julie Sparkes, a nurse from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec shared her story in the McGill University Health Care magazine. In the September 2016 issue of, En Bref Magazine, Julie was interviewed and talks about travelling with the EMAS China South Team for two weeks and  about her motivation for going, the preparation involved, the challenges [...]

2017-05-30T18:26:01+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

Introducing Sandy Rumford

We welcome Sandy Rumford to the position of Bookkeeper and Office Administrator. Sandy has worked as a missionary in Haiti during the earthquake of 2010, at which time she provided administrative leadership at the Mission of Hope Hospital during that crisis. She has worked for three other faith based missions with responsibilities for donor relations, [...]

2017-01-16T13:15:17+00:00 January 8th, 2017|

Listening and Learning in Haiti

When I reflect on our mission trip to Gambade along the Grand Riviere du Nord near Cap Haitien, my thoughts return to the delivery room at the local public hospital …the metal chair with stirrups was not unlike others, but the ripped and dirty foam covering the chair is an unforgettable image.

2017-05-08T08:19:43+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

Farewell and Thanks to Ellen Watson

December marks Ellen’s retirement after 31 years of service, from the very early days of EMAS (see her article in December 2016 EMASSARY). She will be missed immensely as she understands the organization inside out and has been with us through thick and thin. She has been an incredible gift to this ministry and to [...]

2017-05-08T08:22:19+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

EMASSARY – December 2016

The December 2016 EMASSARY is now out. What a wonderful time to reflect on what God has done in 2016. Included in this edition is a special message called, Transition by Dr. Peter Agwa. Ellen Watson, our retiring Director of Administration, shares about her 31 Years of Blessings, serving with EMAS Canada. We rejoice [...]

2017-05-08T08:24:08+00:00 December 8th, 2016|

Growing and Thriving in Burlington

Our brand-new offices in Burlington at the Crossroads Centre have space for our rubber plant which has been with us for many years now! If you have visited the office in the last decade, you would have seen our famous plant. This rubber plant has seen and heard much over the years and wouldn’t it [...]

2017-05-08T08:27:45+00:00 November 7th, 2016|
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EMAS Canada

in the Crossroads building
1295 North Service Road
Burlington, ON L7R 4M2

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


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