Expert Assistance to Like Minded Individuals and Groups

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The passion of Canadians for helping others and building communities is well-known to the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF), but many groups lack the professional resources and infrastructure they need to meet their goals.

The Canadian Medical Foundation has a history of helping groups and individuals.

Whether its helping to craft fundraising plans, actively assisting with grant-making and donor engagement, supporting back-office receipting and donor stewardship activities, or creating and managing a named fund the CMF can help. The CMF has successfully partnered with many individuals over many years. Learn more by contacting us at info@cmf.ca or at 613.518.6070.

Refugee and Immigrant Health

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The Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is playing an active role in understanding and addressing the unique medical issues faced by refugees and other newcomers to Canada.

For example, it’s been many years since the onset of the civil war in Syria and there is no end in sight. In just the past few months intense fighting has taken a high toll on civilians across the country. Children, women and men are fleeing, telling harrowing stories of weeks of bombardment, and shortages of food, medical care and fuel for heating.

Ongoing fighting has seen a surge in people fleeing the country, with refugee numbers now reaching over 5 million. Like many others feeling war and oppression these people are looking to Canada to help them rebuild their lives.

Working collaboratively with partners, the Canadian Medical Foundation recognizes that refugees have unique health needs that are different from the general Canadian population. They often suffer from medical problems that are not found in Canada.. They have higher rates of certain medical issues, like viral illnesses. There are more physical disabilities and chronic injuries in this population as a result of the violence they may have experienced.

You can help support the Canadian Medical Foundation’s efforts to address the medical needs of refugees and other newcomers to Canada.

Support for Humanitarian Efforts

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Internationally, the CMF has a long history of working with physicians to raise support to address the significant and lasting medical needs that most are typical of natural disasters. For example, the CMF engaged in a three-year effort to address medical needs in Haiti and more recently in Nepal following devastating earthquakes.

Closer to home the CMF has been working closer with the Sanctuary Refugee Health Clinic in Kitchener, Ontario to establish a model that might be considered for the delivery of medical services to refugees and others.

Rural Health Needs

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The Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is working to determine what community-building efforts might be possible to support the medical needs of rural Canadian populations.

Medical and Health Needs of Indigenous Canadians

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Indigenous populations in Canada have distinct medical needs in Canada, for example they often live in remote areas where access to affordable and healthy foods negatively challenge genetic predisposition to chronic diseases such as diabetes. In seeking to ameliorate some of the medical challenges faced by Canada’s indigenous people the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is working with tertiary education and medical experts. CMF is actively exploring the potential of developing community agricultural efforts. Conceived is a three-stage project that would first establish a community greenhouse that would grow nutritious foods available to entire communities. Such an effort would tangentially benefit from expanded composting efforts and could be fueled by sustainable energies such as solar. Should the stage one pilot prove successful the effort could expand to include an aquiculture effort. The last stage to round-out the local food production effort would be to establish an animal husbandry effort which is projected to likely focus on goat farming. All three stages of the project offer employment and education efforts and ultimately the potential for developing cottage industries that produce products that could be shared or sold to further benefit communities that participate.