December 19, 2010

Message from the president

The holidays are a time when many people choose to celebrate the season by contributing to a charity of importance to them or their families. It is our hope that you will consider making CNIS the recipient of your generosity. With your financial help, we can continue to bring our […]
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 […]
November 21, 2010

Season’s Greetings from CNIS

Dear Friends of CNIS, As 2010 comes to a close, we thank you for your kind support in Africa, South America and Canada, as teachers, donors and volunteers. With your help, CNIS continues to improve maternal and newborn health, build surgical capacity and increase safety for people in low-income regions. […]
September 28, 2010

CNIS teams with Ottawa simulation lab

CNIS held a reception at the brand new university of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) on October 21. An Evening for International Surgery gathered Ottawa surgeons and others interested in supporting and learning more about CNIS work and included teaching demonstrations. For those that could not make it, CBC […]
September 17, 2010

3 Canadian Instructor Courses in October

On October 16, a Safe Surgery Saves Lives (SSSL) nursing course was held in Vancouver. 8 perioperative nurses were certified as CNIS Safe Surgery Saves Lives nursing instructors. On October 21, CNIS held a Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors Course in Ottawa. The SOO course has 11 participants and was conducted in […]
September 16, 2010

Market brings Africa to Vancouver

The annual CNIS African market is a free community event that celebrates African culture and diversity, while teaching people about some of the non-profit organizations who work there. Hundreds of locals came to hear music, shop and support the participants. People danced to the rhythms of the Duna Moja (One […]
July 27, 2010

An Evening for International Surgery

CNIS and uOSSC invite people in the Ottawa area interested in supporting our work to An Evening for International Surgery. Location: The brand new University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre Date and Time: October 21, 2010 from 7 pm – 9.30 pm. RSVP to View Invitation: English French This […]
July 24, 2010

Obstetrics Courses held in Uganda

CNIS Obstetrical Associate Dr. Lorraine Woolford taught two Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors and Providers Courses in Uganda this summer. This was Dr. Woolford’s second trip to Africa this year, as she also taught the course in Africa earlier this spring. As all CNIS volunteer instructors, she brought two large bags with […]