Caring for our Newest Canadians

For many new Canadians, it’s been a long, hard road to get here. In many cases, healthcare was almost a luxury in the places they come from, often unaffordable and out of reach.  There’s also sometimes a language barrier as some new Canadians are just learning English and are intimidated by this new environment. That’s […]

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In Memoriam – Spencer McLean

Spencer McLean was an energetic and charismatic orthopedic resident who volunteered with Team Calgary in Port-au-Prince in 2013. Dr. McLean planned to return to Haiti but was diagnosed with an aggressive kidney cancer six months after his visit. He died only a few months after his diagnosis, during the same week that he finished his […]

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In Memoriam – Carolyn Churchill

Carolyn Churchill was a dedicated nurse with a bright spirit and deep sense of empathy. She was one of Team Newfoundland’s first participants and she brought great joy to the team. Carolyn contributed immensely to the growth of Team Broken Earth in early days, participating in various fundraising initiatives, paddle boat races and community events. […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Dr. Ian Le

Dr. Ian Le is the Chief of the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery at the University of Calgary and has been on three mission trips to Haiti with Team Broken Earth. Dr. Le was on his first trip in 2013 and subsequently led two of his own teams in 2014 and 2016. Dr. Le […]

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Healthcare 101: Education Update

In November 2015, a team of 10 went to Port-au-Prince and taught a 3-day course in trauma management and emergency medicine. 80 Haitian health care professionals attended the course. Feedback was incredible and surveys of participants suggest that over 80% of attendees will apply their learnings in local setting in future. Building upon the success […]

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