Join us on our 2018 Haiti Medical Mission Trip

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Did you know about Chalice’s mission trips? It’s our joy to provide you with an opportunity to volunteer and experience life at our sponsor sites. Both you and those you meet will be enriched by a life changing exchange.

Our Haiti North Sponsor Site has invited Canadian Chalice volunteers and staff members to work alongside site staff and staff at parish-run medical clinics. The request is for a medical team to provide services and training in the areas of general medicine, vision, and public health education.

We’ve officially booked this as our 2018 Haiti Medical Mission Trip:

  • Dates:                          November 16-29, 2018
  • Location:                     Terrier-Rouge & Grand-Bassin, Haiti
  • Sponsor Site:              Haiti North
  • Sponsors:                    If your sponsor child’s code begins with NDS or NDG, we will be at                                                their site!

It’s our goal to recruit a team of approximately 12 volunteers with experience as medical professionals or social workers.

These include:

  • family physicians,
  • public health nurses,
  • optometrists and/or assistants,
  • social workers.

We will also have non-health care professionals on team in support roles (chaplain and logistical support).  The Canadian volunteers will be working collaboratively in a team with Haitian health professionals.

Our Canadian and Haitian medical team will offer medical care and education to those in need. Through meaningful service and interaction, we will have a greater understanding of both the challenges we face as brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as our capacity (with God’s grace!) to respond with love and support.

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Haiti, vibrant and beautiful, is an extremely poor country- 80% of Haitians live below the poverty line. Deforestation and frequent natural disasters threaten the agricultural economy. Haiti has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS and one of the highest infant morality rates in the western hemisphere.

Poverty makes it hard to access education in Haiti. Most schools are privately owned and operated by religious organizations and NGOs. Only 30% of children complete grade six and nearly half of all Haitians are illiterate.

We work to ensure our sponsored children are able to grow up healthy and get an education. Over 1623 Haitian children are sponsored through Chalice. We further support communities with nutrition programs, medical care, and mission trips like our 2018 Haiti Medical Mission Trip.

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For questions, comments, a detailed itinerary, or an application, please contact Joanne, our Mission Trip Coordinator, at 1-800-776-6855 or at joannealbrecht@chalice.ca. You can also read more about our Mission Trips and our Haiti sponsor sites.