Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Dr. Stephens

by Peter Agwa, Executive Director. Dr. Robert Stephens (Bob) was the first Executive Director of EMAS Canada, and he celebrates his 100th birthday on March 18, 2024. Bob’s influence is still evident through EMAS Canada’s services to various parts of the world and at Nyankunde Hospital in Congo. Our China teams are the fruit of [...]

2024-03-25T13:57:11-04:00March 6th, 2024|

EMAS Gambade Team Invite you to a Tropical Night in Hamilton

Want to escape the winter blues? We have an opportunity for you. YOU ARE INVITED... Please join us for an elegant TROPICAL NIGHT as we celebrate the work being done at the Gambade Medical Clinic, Haiti When: Saturday, Feb 24 at 6 pm Where: Liuna Station, King George Room (lower level) 360 James Street N, Hamilton Tickets: $60 (cash, cheque, Visa) DRESS FOR THE [...]

2024-01-15T12:52:43-05:00January 15th, 2024|

Changes to EMAS Canada Board 2023

At our April 29th AGM, the following changes were made to the EMAS Canada Board of Directors: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE: Dr. Marcelo Garcia has stepped down this month after many years as board member and team leader for our Cuba project. Dr Garcia was among the board members who oversaw our name [...]

2023-05-09T09:34:38-04:00May 8th, 2023|

Introducing our 75th Anniversary Keynote Speaker

Announcing Rev. Dr. Harding Ng as our 75th Anniversary celebration keynote speaker on April 29th, 2023. Harding was a young University of Toronto graduate and freshly-minted medical doctor practicing Family Medicine when Dr. Robert Stephens, then EMAS Executive Director in the late 80s, showed up in 1989 at his doorsteps to “summon” him to go [...]

2023-05-09T09:33:38-04:00April 17th, 2023|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Latest News from EMAS Canada December 2021

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” - Emily Dickinson Our year-end edition of the EMASSARY is out, but before you download this 4 page newsletter full of hope, take a moment to watch this short [...]

2021-12-08T13:07:04-05:00December 8th, 2021|

Three Things You can Help Provide for the Health Needs in India North

Dr. Stephen and Dr. Stephanie Milone provide an update on the India North project (July 2021) Herbertpur Hospital is located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in India. While several hospitals in the region closed, Herbertpur Christian Hospital made the decision to remain open and created a separate COVID isolation ward. Other than [...]

2021-08-12T12:25:55-04:00August 9th, 2021|

Welcome Dr. Robert Forsey

It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Robert Forsey to the EMAS Canada Board. Dr. Robert Forsey has been a family physician and teacher in Goose Bay, Labrador since 1988. He does full scope generalist rural medicine at the Labrador Health Center and along the coast of Labrador in remote Northern communities and reserves. A conversation with Dr. Bob Stephens [...]

2021-05-17T12:00:24-04:00May 17th, 2021|

Exploratory Mission to Gutu Mission Hospital Masvingo, Zimbabwe

by Peter Agwa In June/July 2019, we traveled on a learning mission, to investigate through experience, observation, and dialogue about the needs of Reformed Church in Zimbabwe health services at one of its bases: Gutu Mission Hospital. We went by invitation to determine if a partnership with EMAS Canada might strengthen existing healthcare services [...]

2019-11-29T11:26:58-05:00August 8th, 2019|


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.

2015-10-01T15:13:04-04:00August 25th, 2015|

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