Welcome to MACA

MACA helps empower communities around the world by working with local leaders and providing education, resources and networks to help create effective solutions to local problems.

MACA - Medical Ambassadors of Canada Association has been collaborating with communities around the globe since 1989. MACA is a registered non-profit Canadian charity that acts as infrastructure to deliver CHE community development programs. CHE is a holistic training approach practiced in over 80 countries around the world. 

How is MACA different from other non-profits that provide community development programs?

We are proactive. We do not offer reactive solutions or a band-aid; MACA offers education, resources, and networking that allows communities to discover their own solutions and create meaningful answers to problems.

We contextualize CHE specifically to the region, political environment, and community in order to make projects effective, sustainable and meaningful.

MACA's goal is to help foster community ownership and self-reliance. 

*Covid 19 UPDATE*

We are aware of the current situation in the world in response to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus COVID 19, and we have called all of our overseas workers home and they will be self-isolating after returning from abroad, which we hope will be by Friday, March 20.

We believe that the CHE initiatives we have around the globe will help to mitigate the loss and suffering during this pandemic and hope to see how our practices can be used for future pandemic planning as well. We all need to depend on our neighbours and community during this time, which is a major tenant of our development work. CHE workers have been teaching hand hygiene, preventative measures and visiting the most vulnerable to make sure they will not be exposed to the virus and have what they adequate supplies deemed necessary for life, like food and water. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will make ourselves available for consultations with various CHE communities and directors via various technological systems we already have in place. 

Let's support each other through this, and use it to learn how to better control any future pandemics of this kind. 

 

 

From the blog

Jun 12
2019

1000 days training

1000 days training

The 1000 days training MACA workers do around the world focuses on the first 1000 days of a baby's life.…

""We need to have the mentality of wholism – serving, and addressing the needs of the whole person - all the time.  It must become a life-style.”"

- Regional Coordinator, "G"