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

CNIS, in association with McGill University and the University of Toronto, is very proud to announce the Bethune Round Table 2021! The Bethune Round Table 2021 will be held from May 28th-31st. The theme of the 21st Bethune Round Table will be Strengthening Health Infrastructure in Under-Resourced Communities. 

Please stay tuned for more details!

Check out our 2019 year at a glance in our latest CNIS Operative Report Newsletter!


CNIS' first app, the Kampala Trauma Score, measures injury severity in trauma patients. 

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.