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

EMAS Hong Kong

P.O. Box 89070
Kowloon Post Office
Hong Kong

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Teaching Opportunities

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

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, [...]

Providing Surgical, Spiritual and Dental Care to Zimbabweans

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

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.

His Ways Are Not Our Ways

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

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.

India North Team Energized in Spirit

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

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.

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

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

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 [...]

Introducing Sandy Rumford

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

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, [...]

Listening and Learning in Haiti

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

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.

Farewell and Thanks to Ellen Watson

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

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 [...]

EMASSARY – December 2016

2017-05-08T08:24:08+00:00 December 8th, 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 [...]

Growing and Thriving in Burlington

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

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 [...]

We are moving offices in October 2016

2017-05-08T08:30:11+00:00 September 30th, 2016|

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, [...]

Farewell and Thanks – EMAS Board

2016-08-17T08:07:14+00:00 August 17th, 2016|

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, [...]

Welcoming our Newest EMAS Canada Board Member

2016-07-08T10:23:51+00:00 July 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

Celebrate with Us

2017-05-08T08:33:41+00:00 June 13th, 2016|

This year’s EMAS Haiti team continued to provide hope to a disadvantaged community. The post-earthquake state of Haiti continues to slowly improve. The team travelled to Port-Au-Prince in February, 2016. One of the Team Leaders, Rachelle Brière, arrived in Haiti one week before the team to prepare for the team’s arrival including orientation teaching sessions [...]

Farewell & Thanks

2016-08-17T08:06:48+00:00 June 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

EMASSARY – May 2016

2017-05-08T08:35:22+00:00 May 19th, 2016|

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 [...]

EMAS Change Agents in China

2017-05-08T08:38:25+00:00 February 18th, 2016|

Angela remembers the day she went into a shop to buy groceries. “Get out!” said the clerk at the store. “You’re too ugly!” Her face had been badly burned in 2014.

Your Gifts in Action in Vietnam

2017-05-08T08:39:41+00:00 December 15th, 2015|

By Melony Teague Your gifts in action. What if you were able to see the impact that sponsored surgery and care of children with disabilities has made in the lives of those served by EMAS Vietnam’s Medical Aid for Vietnam program? Through the eyes of Dr. Pete Greidanus and Neveah Dumas, who served in [...]

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