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 […]
April 3, 2012

CNIS inspires teenage volunteers!

Good Evening volunteers, supporters and staff of CNIS! My name is Changmin and I’m writing this on behalf of University Hill Scondary’s CNIS club. After volunteering with CNIS over the summer, I became passionate about the cause and I decided to start a club supporting CNIS. I, along with nine […]
January 6, 2012

Canadian Government supports CNIS Obstetrics Program in Tanzania

Funding from the government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency will allow CNIS to address and reduce preventable maternal deaths. It is estimated that some 13,000 women and 45,000 newborns in rural Tanzania die each year. CNIS, a registered charity for 16 years, in partnership with the […]
September 26, 2011

New CNIS T-shirts

View in French At least a dozen submissions were made to the CNIS T-shirt design competition, announced in July. With so many great ideas, it was difficult to choose, but the African continent outlined by surgical instruments seemed to stand out. The T-shirt was designed by Romanian artist and graphic […]
April 6, 2011

Rotary support for CNIS work in Uganda

CNIS would like to thank the Carrasco family and the Rotary Club of White Rock for their generous donation of $8,000 towards CNIS work in East Africa, particularly Uganda. The donation was made possible by a special gift from Val and Milton Carrasco of Richmond, British Columbia. Originally from Uganda, […]
December 11, 2010


Wondering what to give a loved one? Give a gift that makes a difference. By giving a Gift of Safety you help CNIS create a safer Africa. This year we have established 3 new Gifts of Safety: 1. Give an African grade-5 student a year-long course in Peace Building and Non-violent […]
December 1, 2010

Ten Thousand Villages helps CNIS

Our warmest seasonal thanks goes to Broadway Ten Thousand Villages in Vancouver. The store donated $750, or 10% of their sales on Nov 27 and Dec 3rd to CNIS. A dozen CNIS volunteers set up an information table at the entrance to the store and offered home made cookies (made […]
May 14, 2010


Join CNIS for A NIGHT ON THE NILE, an classic movie-theme dinner and silent auction evening held on Granville Island’s Performance Works to raise funds to build and equip a surgical skills lab in Moshi, Tanzania. All funds raised will be matched by the Canadian International Development Agency. Your $75 ticket include a […]
October 5, 2009

Jewelry shopping ships surgical books

Taraxa Jewellery in Vancouver has donated $1870 to the Uganda book project, helping CNIS ship new surgical books to medical libraries in Uganda. From October 13 to November 13, $2 from every sale over $20 in their two stores was donated. The fundraiser ended with an open house on November […]