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A Tropical Night to Stand with the People of Gambade

In the lush tropical valley of the Grande Rivière du Nord, in northern Haiti sits a small green tin-roofed building housing a medical clinic in the village of Gambade. From Gambade, the next hospital is ten kilometres of rough and rutted road across a river that is impassible when flooded. For the average resident [...]

2023-01-21T18:14:07-05:00January 21st, 2023|

Legacy and Vision

In 1948, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children was restructured and there would be the construction of a new building and the acquisition of new equipment. A group of local doctors, dentists and pharmacists founded the Evangelical Medical Aid Society for the purpose of sending medical equipment from the old hospital to needy mission hospitals [...]

2022-12-19T07:30:00-05:00December 18th, 2022|

Save the Date for our 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2023

EMAS Canada was established in 1948, when Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children restructured and added a new building and acquired new equipment. A group of local doctors, dentists and pharmacists founded the Evangelical Medical Aid Society for the purpose of sending medical equipment from the old hospital to needy mission hospitals overseas. Hospitals in [...]

2022-12-11T10:46:24-05:00December 11th, 2022|

God Moves People to Work on His Plan

Maternity is a department within a hospital, or a hospital dedicated to childbirth and the care of newborns. However, there is more to maternity than just a room or the wing of a hospital because it refers to motherhood. Motherhood is life-long, and for most women, it is a joyful occupation, but it can [...]

2022-11-26T15:14:06-05:00November 26th, 2022|

The Time is Now

The long wait is over. Most travel restrictions have been lifted. Teams, once again, prepare to travel in November and December of 2022; and January, February, March, and June of 2023. Once again, we will see and work alongside our overseas partners. The pandemic induced separation was frustrating. We kept connected with our overseas [...]

2022-10-31T17:35:40-04:00October 31st, 2022|

EMAS to Co-Host a Training Conference in November 2022

Gutu Mission Hospital Emergency Obstetric & Neonatal Care Training Conference  Sponsored by EMAS Canada.   Our recent fundraiser, the #RideforGutuMissionHospital was a success thanks to generous donors and has enabled EMAS Canada to co-host this conference in Zimbabwe as a tool to enrich the training of healthcare professionals to benefit maternal health in the [...]

2022-09-28T10:07:07-04:00September 28th, 2022|

How God’s Work Happens

Remember the story of the paralytic who was lowered into the presence of Jesus through a hole in the roof? We wrote about him in our newsletter, EMASSARY, May 2016. It is a story of remarkable confidence in Jesus that left a hole in someone’s roof. We’re not told about the cost of repairs [...]

2022-09-27T13:35:42-04:00September 27th, 2022|

Why We Never Give Up

Moses was on a long journey with God. He was to liberate hundreds of thousands of slaves with nothing but a shepherd’s staff and the words “I AM has sent me to you.” The journey spanned over eighty years. Prior to the exploits of Moses that fill much of Exodus, he made a choice [...]

2022-08-22T14:57:12-04:00August 22nd, 2022|

Following a Tried and True Model

They heard it, they understood it, and it was a learning process led by one of their own. The message was universal and made progress and impacted the world. There was more to learn from outsiders, but not much, because they already had the core. Outsiders came along to do some fine-tuning, and even [...]

2022-07-20T10:01:37-04:00July 20th, 2022|

We Are Taking To The Road

We are taking to the road to cycle because we want to make a difference in maternal and infant healthcare in Zimbabwe at the Gutu Mission Hospital. On September 12 - 16th, Executive Director, Dr. Peter Agwa, and his fellow cyclists will embark on a five-day adventure from Burlington to Ottawa with some fellow [...]

2022-08-18T08:41:42-04:00July 4th, 2022|

Building Lasting Relationships for Impact

Luke, a physician with an eye for detail, had first-hand experience of the infancy of Christianity. He was on one of the pioneering mission teams that had a long-lasting impact, which was recorded in Acts 16-20. Luke was with the apostle Paul during part of his imprisonment in Rome as recorded in letters from [...]

2022-06-17T17:13:44-04:00June 17th, 2022|

The May 2022 EMASSARY is out now!

It is with hearts full of gratitude that we offer this 4-page edition of our May 2022 EMASSARY. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find within the pages. Watch this short video from Dr. Peter Agwa: Download your copy of the EMASSARY TODAY Thank you! Donate to EMAS CANADA Learn More [...]

2022-05-20T13:31:54-04:00May 20th, 2022|

Where Needed Most

These words speak of one of our core values: Going to Underserved Areas. Our teams bring a variety of gifts and skills to meet needs that have been prioritized by our local partners. We aim to serve only where we are needed. We avoid duplication of services and competing with other organizations through a [...]

2022-05-19T14:54:33-04:00May 19th, 2022|

Accredited By God

Not long after His crucifixion and resurrection followers of Jesus proclaimed that He was a man accredited by God, through miracles, signs, and wonders. These were acts of God that people bore witness to and benefited from. People marveled, overwhelmed with amazement, the impact was qualitative and quantitative: “He has done everything well”, they [...]

2022-04-15T12:27:21-04:00April 14th, 2022|

Changes to Our EMAS Board of Directors

On April 9th, 2022 our AGM and leadership retreat was held virtually, with leadership and staff zooming in from all across the country. Here are some changes to the EMAS Canada Board: Krista Waring, is on a leave of absence and Christopher Wang will be treasurer. Sally Patrick has taken over the role of Board [...]

2022-04-12T15:20:28-04:00April 12th, 2022|

Empowering Local Leadership for the Long-Term

Guest Post by Melony Teague One of the core values of EMAS Canada is to make sure we provide more than just a quick fix in the areas in which we serve. The people we serve need local leadership to step up, and serve their communities. This is important because local leaders can lead [...]

2022-03-12T08:55:53-05:00March 11th, 2022|

Why We Need Interdisciplinary Teams.

Hospitals are complex. The image of patients on gurneys, swiftly pushed through corridors by doctors in scrubs and pulled by nurses, do not tell the full story. There is a backstage. Behind the drama of life-saving teams at work are critical resources hidden from the public eye. These are built and managed by workers [...]

2022-02-17T14:50:44-05:00February 17th, 2022|

Starting With What We Have

Every New Year brings the hope of new beginnings, and it is when we renew our focus and energy for on-going pursuits. We set goals and plan. We pencil timelines into our calendars and fill them with colour-coded intentions. However, we arrived in 2022 during a prolonged pandemic with travel advisories we ignore at [...]

2022-01-20T15:44:56-05:00January 20th, 2022|

Faith Pleases God

We are two years into the COVID-19 pandemic (official WHO declaration was March 11, 2020). This disease continues to pose challenges to our health systems. Its pathogen is disrupting our way of life by frequent and unpredictable mutations that threaten to scuttle our plans for a return to normality. How we practice our faith, [...]

2021-12-20T11:06:47-05:00December 20th, 2021|

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


EMAS Hong Kong

P.O. Box 89070
Kowloon Post Office
Hong Kong

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