“Wherever the art
of medicine is loved,
there is also a love
Since 1984, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) has worked to build stronger health systems in Africa. As a physician-founded charity, we work with our partners in Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania to deliver life-saving support for those who need it most. Join us!
Health Does Not Exist in a Vacuum...
As a physician-founded organization, CPAR has always been about health. However, we also understand deeply that health is not just what happens in hospitals and clinics. All of the elements that impact health - water, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, social systems and livelihoods - play a role in healthy outcomes. Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief works with local leaders to meet the specific needs that will advance their journey to health.
Discover impactful accounts and updates that highlight our mission to improve health care in African communities. Our programs feature dedicated African doctors, healthcare workers and midwives who overcome challenges to save lives and make a difference. Stay informed about our programs, projects, and partnerships, as well as the medical advancements, training opportunities, and initiatives that strengthen health care systems.
Project 302: A memorial with lasting impact
When Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed in March 2019 - claiming the lives of 157 on board, including 18 Canadians and many more with ties to Canada - the world mourned the tragic loss. Project 302 is a living memorial to those lost by changing the outcomes for thousands of Ethiopian teens.
Girls belong in school. Period.
The beginning of a period can mean the end of schooling for too many girls.
Working with local community leaders and empowered women and girls, we're providing the facilities, supplies and education needed to allow girls to stay in school and continue their education.
Small Acts, Big Impact: Why butterflies?
It's been called the butterfly effect, and it's what happens when we acknowledge that the smallest of acts can have a big impact. CPAR most often works at the village level, and what may appear to be small changes have big impacts on the people we serve. And that's why we invite our supporters to join us!