Who We Are

Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief

Founded in 1984 by Canadian doctors, CPAR, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief is a non-profit development organization that supports community efforts to address the determinants of health by ensuring sustainable access to clean water and adequate food, improving hygiene and sanitation, creating secure livelihoods and improving access to primary health care.

CPAR works with community members in some of the most remote rural areas in Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania to implement long-term sustainable programs that are focused on real grassroots change.  CPAR goes where the need is. We work with community members to provide access to life’s most basic needs despite challenges that might be posed by the environment or infrastructure.
"CPAR goes where the need is. We work with community members to provide access to life’s most basic needs."
  •   Community
       Build secure livelihoods in Africa by supporting an   event or holding a fundraising event.
  • Become a Monthly Donor
    Monthly donors help build healthy communities in rural Africa through their monthly donations.
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  • Gifts of Change Catalogue
    With each gift, you'll help a family  or community in rural Africa overcome poverty.

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    CPAR Food Security Projects
    Ensure year-round food security for vulnerable communities in Africa.
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Other Features

  • Blog: Direct From the Field

    Going to Africa can be done from behind the comfort of your desk as you soak up the stories of travelers and CPAR program staff
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  • The Donor Difference
    Read the stories of donors whose actions have changed lives in Africa
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  • Media Gallery
    Are you looking for more information about CPAR’s work, engaging photos of development in rural Africa or a downloadable media kit?
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  • Resources
    Our resources section will help educators and students find information and tools to help them explore global education and African development
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