TRIP CANCELLATION NOTICE To protect our volunteers and in keeping with our policies, EMAS has had to cancel the Hand-In-Hand-with-Haiti 2019 mission due to a travel advisory. The EMAS Haiti project, called Hand in Hand with Haiti, is a partnership between EMAS Canada and the El Shaddai Church community in Port-au-Prince. For more information [...]
Dr. Garth Slysz, MD. has resigned from the EMAS Board effective February 5th 2019. He will be taking on more responsibility with the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism, Canada (FAME). His new responsibilities will include medical mission to Ethiopia. On behalf of the Board, Team Leaders and Staff, I wish him and his wife [...]
We have the pleasure of welcoming our new EMAS Board members. Three New EMAS Board Members: Dr. Slysz has practiced family and hospitalist medicine for 28 years. During that time, he taught medicine undergraduates and family medicine residents as well as led medical missions to Haiti and Jamaica. In 2016, he was awarded a [...]
There is a special kind of joy that wells up when believers gather to celebrate God’s faithfulness. In April, 2018 EMAS Canada Board, Team Leaders, friends, family and supporters gathered in Toronto to do just that.
Christine Malmberg is a hospital pharmacist who joined the EMAS Canada Board in 2008. Her term ended at the 2018 AGM after excellent service as secretary to the board. Married to an Anglican minister and a busy mother of two, she could at times be working on EMAS business in her car between children’s activities [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.