In February 2017, Bette and I spent two precious weeks in the beautiful Vietnam delta area, with Father Tien Tran, Dr. David Neima, and a full medical, dental, ophthalmology team.
It was a grand occasion at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on December 8, 2016. The Royal Canadian Artillery Band played as family members and other guests entered the room. You could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It all began in 1948, when Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children decided to construct a new building with new equipment. When a group of local doctors heard this news, they banded together and requested that medical equipment from the old hospital be sent to under-resourced hospitals around the world. The administration approved the request, [...]
Dr. Winnie Siu, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, has generously served on the EMAS board since her medical school years at the University of Toronto. Her term on the board ended on July 17th, 2016. Dr. Siu served sacrificially during the busy final years of medical school and throughout her residency. Now as a young mother, [...]
EMAS Canada is pleased to introduce the newest member of the EMAS CANADA Board of Directors. Chan Du was appointed at the EMAS Board and Leader's Retreat, held in April, 2016, in Toronto. Chan Du, CPA, CMA is a Certified Management Accountant with 10+ years experience in multinational companies in IT & Telecommunication, CPG and Pharmaceutical industries. She played [...]
Christine Lancing, CPA, CA; has faithfully served on the EMAS board since 2012. Her term on the board ended on June 01, 2016. Using her expertise in Appreciative Inquiry, she led EMAS Canada’s process of developing the Strategic Plan 2013. Christine has served as Treasurer giving valuable oversight to our financial management, advising on fundraising [...]
The May 2016 EMASSARY is out. Included in this edition is a special message called, The Privilege of Partnership. Read more about this year's India North trip and find out what the celebration was about in Haiti this year. In addition to these inspiring stories, there is some news and updates you will not [...]
Our November 2015 EMASsary is now available for download featuring an inspiring and challenging article by the Chairman of EMAS Canada Board, Dr. Hendrik Visser, touching stories from the field as well as Christmas greetings in eight different languages. Find out what is planned for the future and read about teams making a difference all around the world.
Our September newsletter is out! You can read it online. In this issue you will find an article entitled, "Momentum" from our Executive Director. Also in this issue are articles that will tell you more about what is happening on the field, and how your support is making a difference around the globe.
EMAS Canada was a guest on Hope Stream Radio where Ron Hughes talked to our Executive Director, Dr. Peter Agwa about EMAS Canada's history and the exciting new ventures planned for the future.
On April 19, 2015 China South Team invited friends and family to help them raise funds for their upcoming short-term mission’s trips by participating in their 2015 Walkathon for Hope at Thomson Memorial Park. There was a good turnout in Toronto and 40 people celebrated their achievements by gathering for a post-walk dinner. The weather was sunny and windy, but their spirits were good to complete the trail.
On January 7th, the EMAS CANADA AGM was held and we are pleased to introduce the two newest members of the EMAS CANADA Board of Directors. Dr. Tom Warren is an infectious diseases specialist working in Oakville, Ontario where he lives with his wife and three young children. Janet Greidanus, D.Min., has worked as a nurse, a hospital chaplain, and [...]
2015 is here, full of promise and opportunity! We look back on 2014 with gratitude for what God has done in and through EMAS Canada. Our Vision: “Christ-centered healthcare teams proclaiming God’s love to all the world through healing and teaching”, drives our Mission: “to heal, teach and serve those in need in a Christ-like manner.” God has been faithful to us since 1948. We are confident that He will continue to use us for decades to come.
Melony Teague, born in South Africa, now lives in Canada with her husband and two young children. She is a writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each one is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She is delighted to join the EMAS family as communications and PR assistant and is excited about helping us “TELL OUR STORIES” in keeping with the EMAS Strategic plan
EMAS Canada continues to seek opportunities to deploy new teams and widen the influence of existing teams. In the coming months, the China South Surgical Team will be exploring a new partnership with a hospital in Lijiang, and EMAS Canada will be exploring the formation of new teams in India and Zimbabwe.
We are grateful to welcome Dr. Peter Agwa to EMAS Canada as our new Executive Director. With roots in Africa, a wealth of experience both hosting and sending short-term mission teams, and a passion for Christ-centred healthcare, we pray for the Holy Spirit's empowerment as he takes on his new role in this position. A [...]