Who We Are

The Canadian Network for International Surgery is committed to empowering low-income countries to create an environment where the risk from injuries is minimal and that all people receive adequate healthcare. CNIS believes in sharing knowledge, expertise and experience to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in health and safety in the developing world.

CNIS Students

Please renew your membership!

Safer surgery and obstetrics continues to be an important problem in Africa and needs continued support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNIS genuinely thanks the dozens who have already renewed their membership and donated to our mission of "Sharing Skills and Saving Lives" in Africa! A special thank you goes out to those who have renewed at the Gold and Platinum levels.

If you haven't done so, please renew your membership by visiting the following link! https://www.cnis.ca/become-a-member/

CNIS Courses

Find out more about our specifically designed courses — building capacity and confidence.

CNIS Memberships

As a CNIS member, you support our work in saving lives. 


Help CNIS continue to save lives by supporting its work.

CNIS T-Shirt

Buy a trendy CNIS T-Shirt and help support our good work at the same time.

Mobile Optimized Skills Training

CNIS is actively developing its courses into digital apps for phones and tablets.