We're heading back to Quito in February
The majority of the two Teams for Mission 2106 have been chosen - fundraising is in full swing - a lot of our equipment and supplies are packed and ready to go - we are getting very excited about returning to Quito for our fifteenth year!

Once again, we've assembled a group of over 90 volunteers - a great mix of  enthusiastic newcomers and experienced veterans - medical professionals and lay people from Alberta, BC, Ontario, Quebec, and the NWT. We hope to complete around 80 orthopedic surgeries for adults and children from all over Ecuador - people who cannot afford to pay for surgical treatment.

We look forward to meeting families, hearing their stories, and helping to make a difference in every patient's life. And we look forward to sharing those stories with you soon. 

Wish you were coming with us?
We still need two Third or Fourth year Medical Students to join our Team - one for February 19 to 29; and one for February 26 to March 7. 

This is a great opportunity for a medical student to be exposed to an international medical mission, to learn new skills and  to work with an exceptional group of volunteers. Click  here and scroll down to Student - Medical to see what you'd be doing. Then apply here.

Please share this with ALL your Med Student friends!

A change in the CAMTA office
Early in September, CAMTA's first Administrator, Sandra Muchekeza moved on to a new position with MacEwan University. Sandra was instrumental in planning and organizing our last three Missions. We wish her well in her new career.

We are delighted to welcome Jackie Wiebe as our new Administrator. Jackie has "jumped in with both feet" at our busiest time! She has quickly become immersed in organizing Mission 2016 and more than 90 volunteers who will travel to Quito in February and March. Jackie will travel with the Team Two volunteers to  experience the Mission firsthand. 

We all look forward to working with Jackie and sharing with her the work  we do in Quito.
Love was in the air....
Cybil Stevens grew up in Edmonton. She's had family friends who have volunteered with CAMTA over the years - "CAMTA has been on my radar for a long time" she says.

Brian Iniguez has roots in Ecuador and spent many childhood summers visiting family there.

The couple have lived and travel in South America and are touched by the warmth of the people, but saddened by the disparity they see between Canadian abundance and poverty in many parts of South America.

When Cybil and Brian decided to get married they asked their guests to donate to CAMTA, rather than registering for gifts. Their friends and family have donated almost $5000 to CAMTA! We wish this incredibly generous couple all the best in their life together, and hope they can join us on a Mission in the future.

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