News & Events

December 2009

Communities lend support through a fundraiser for Healing Hands for Haiti at Georgetown Bowl in October - Helping Haiti Heal

August 2009

Several team members contributed to an article about our occupational therapy work in Haiti, published in Occupational Therapy Now, a CAOT publication: Occupational Therapy in the Developing World by Ruth Duggan, Jolyane Aube, Lyndsey Clark, Liz McDonnell and Colleen O’Connell

January 2008

Giving, in whatever form - money, time, energy, goods and services - often has payback. Read A Sideroad to Haiti: Helping hands from Halton Hills by Eric Doubt

Encouraging new developments in Haiti: OAS contributes to establishment of resource center in Haiti to assist persons with disability

December 2008

Watch Mike Cameron tell our story in a CTV news item that aired just before our most recent trip.

Here is a great, but sad, story about some of the problems and issues facing Haiti: Haiti's road to ruin

Art Sale in Fredericton! Our annual sale of all the Haitian art that Colleen purchased on the most recent trip (as well as some beautiful pieces she has been saving for the sale), is happening this Sunday, December 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Campus, Fredericton. It’s always a festive afternoon, with a wide variety of art pieces on display. Please come and bring your friends. Cash or cheque only.

Listen to the feature interview with Team Leader Colleen O’Connell. Colleen discusses the recent mission with CBC Radio One host of Shift, Paul Castle.

And read an article on our team published while we were there: Healing Hands for Haiti needs help (link no longer available).

Haiti tests care providers: Resourcefulness a necessity in poverty-stricken country - an article about one of our volunteers (link no longer available).

The annual Holiday Art Sale hosted by Team Canada HealingHands will be held December 7 from 1 to 4 PM. Once again the event will be held at UNB's Alumni Memorial Building. Please stop by and pick up a gift for you or someone else that will truly help in making holiday wishes come true.

A charity dinner �Hope for Haitians� will be held at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe on Tuesday December 9th 2008 starting at 6pm. All proceeds from this event will benefit the urgent need for medical care and education for Haitian children and adults with amputations, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, stroke, leprosy, malnutrition and polio through the volunteer work of Team Canada Healing Hands. .

November 2008

Death toll climbs above 90 in Haiti school collapse - CTV News Report Updated Sat. Nov. 8 2008

Support for Healing Hands event appreciated - The Georgetown Independent & Free Press

Dr. Farmer's Remedy - Dr. Paul Farmer dedicates his life and career to delivering medical treatment in Third World countries, saving countless lives in places like Haiti and Rwanda. Byron Pitts reports. A CBC online video.

Volunteer Efforts of Healing Hands for Haiti, an article by Matt Ray. (link no longer available)

October 2008

Fundraising has begun for the next mission scheduled for 21 to 29 November 2008!
Here are a couple of events coming up:

Fredericton - Friday 31 October 2008 - Danielle, Kyle, and Mike, and John are hosting a Halloween Party at the Cellar Pub, University of New Brunswick, Student Union Building. Take this opportunity to dress up, act silly, and make a donation to our team.

Halifax - Sunday 19 October 2008 - Ruth is welcoming everyone to drop in to her home at 3470 Isleville Street, between 1 and 4 pm to enjoy light refreshments, Haitian music, and meeting new people. There will be Haitian arts and crafts, and some of Ruth's own paintings (framed and unframed), on display and for sale. Any other donations will be graciously accepted.

September 2008

Haiti: Red Cross Red Crescent in action after the country is hit by two hurricanes.

Haiti: Increased access to healthcare in Gonaives - An MSF report.

6 August 2008

The next mission to Haiti is being planned for mid to late November 2008. Please stay in touch for details as they develop.

29 July 2008

ISPO Reaching Beyond Borders (RBOB) conference will be held January 28 to 31, 2009 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. For specific conference information please visit