July 20, 2012

Renown Kenyan singer will perform at CNIS African Market Aug 25

As part of their cross-Canada tour in August, Swahili Gospel singer Mary Atieno Ominde and her husband Alex Ominde will perform at the annual CNIS African Market, held in Kitsilano on Saturday August 25. Born blind, Mrs. Ominde excelled in school and joined the teaching profession at Buruburu High School […]
January 16, 2012

Prevent Maternal Mortality in Africa – March 8 national fundraiser

On Thursday, March 8th from 10am to 6pm, CNIS and Ten Thousand Villages will partner for a one-day fundraiser to celebrate International Women’s Day, and to support CNIS’ efforts in providing ‘safe birthing practices to low-income communities in Africa. 42 Ten Thousand Villages stores across the country will participate in this […]
September 1, 2011

Bethune Round Table 2011

View in French The 11th Annual Bethune Round Table was hosted by CNIS and the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal for the first time on June 3-5, 2011. The meeting was an overwhelming success with participation from over twelve low and middle income nations from Africa, Eastern Europe and […]
July 6, 2011

CNIS celebrates all things African

View in French The CNIS annual African market has become a much-anticipated event of the Vancouver summer scene. On Saturday August 27, people of all ages from all over the Lower Mainland skipped the beach to come enjoy African music, arts and crafts, food and eco activities. More than 20 […]
July 1, 2011

T-Shirt Design Competition

Help us make an ultra-cool design for a brand-new CNIS T-shirt. It has been two years since CNIS last made T-shirts, and it is time we made some new ones. We invite you to send us your ideas for a new design. You don’t need special design or drawing skills – just […]
June 21, 2011

WINGS supports CNIS obstetrics work

The Montreal group Women Inspiring Next GenerationS (WINGS) held a meeting on May 12, raising funds for CNIS obstetrics work in Africa. The evening was interesting and inspiring and featured addresses on fistula, a devastating complication of pregnancy and rape – too common in developing countries. Dr. Joyce Pickering spoke […]
May 20, 2011

A Magical Night for West Africa

CNIS’s annual fundraiser A Night in Magical Timbuktu was held in Vancouver on May 6th to raise funds to establish West Africa’s first Injury Control Centre. One hundred guests, 50 volunteers, countless local sponsors and a dozen performers helped make the night truly magical. CNIS was honoured to have the Mali ambassador, his Excellency […]
May 1, 2011

Twinning letters to Ethiopia

Students in grades four to seven at  Lord Tennyson Elementary School in Vancouver, BC are the first Canadian school children to participate in the Canada/Ethiopia Twinning Project and write letters to their ‘twin school’ in Axum, Ethiopia. Lord Tennyson is  ‘twinned’ with Bazen Elementary School. Earlier this spring they had […]
March 28, 2011

Juno Award winner plays at CNIS event

3-time Juno award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo and his band will perform at A Night in Magical Timbuktu, CNIS Vancouver gala fundraiser on May 6th.   Alpha is said to be amongst “the most exciting and appealing African artists to ever hit the US”. Originally from Guinea in West Africa, Alpha […]