All Hands On Deck

EMAS teams have no reserve players. No one sits on the benches. And because God’s gifts—and therefore the roles we carry out—are distributed among His people, (1 Corinthians 12) effectiveness in His work is the result of multidisciplinary teams that also value and utilize the individual’s talents and skills. Long ago King David established [...]

2018-04-16T16:44:06+00:00 April 16th, 2018|

The Importance of Empowering Local Leaders

EMAS Canada volunteers have been empowering others to serve through healthcare for at least 60 years. The earliest available record of our participation in clinical teaching goes back 60 years to 1958 when Dr. Nelles Silverthorne visited the Voice of the Andes Hospital, Quito in Ecuador on a two week mission as clinician and [...]

2018-04-02T18:45:37+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Reaching out to Underserved Areas

You may pose these valid questions: Where does EMAS Canada serve? How do we steward resources? Where are our projects and how do we decide where to serve? Since 1948 EMAS Canada has functioned through healthcare teams in South America, the Caribbean Islands, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We are guided by [...]

2018-03-15T08:13:42+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

How We Value Long-Term Commitment

EMAS Canada is made up of, mostly, healthcare professionals who do life-long missions through long-term teams, but are unable to live overseas for extended periods of time. Most EMAS teams begin as working groups exploring opportunities for service. The Gambade Medical Clinic Project in Haiti has taken four years to develop three functional units [...]

2018-03-04T18:08:41+00:00 March 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-03-14T17:35:17+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|

Christ-Centred Healthcare Teams

The purpose of a team is invariably found in aspirational vision or mission statements, which give definition and direction. Teams have purpose, reasons for their existence, or goals to which individual members contribute their skills and strengths. Pat Macmillan in The Performance Factor defines a team defined as: “a group of people committed to a [...]

2018-01-31T12:37:46+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

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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P.O. Box 89070
Kowloon Post Office
Hong Kong

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