To provide and develop interdisciplinary rehabilitation treatment, education and training in areas of need.
To organize and conduct international rehabilitation outreach projects, with a focus on training, in areas identified as having a need.
To increase education about disability and rehabilitation in underdeveloped and developing regions.
To create opportunities for Canadian rehabilitation professionals and skilled volunteers who are willing to volunteer time and/or resources to projects in underdeveloped and developing regions both nationally and internationally.
To provide support, via partnerships with non-government organizations in areas of need, to children and adults with disability to obtain education and rehabilitative care.
Healing Hands promotes and encourages provision of quality physical rehabilitation services by local citizens themselves, in a spirit of self-determination, non-dependency, and human dignity.
Members will work together with partner organizations or governments in recipient regions to ensure projects are medically valuable, culturally appropriate, and sustainable.
Members will volunteer their own time and will not be financially or otherwise reimbursed for their services.
Healing Hands will seek to educate their own members, colleagues and the public on issues of disability in the developing regions of the world, and will make public reports of their projects.
About TEAM CANADA HEALINGHANDS INC.
Team Canada Healing Hands Inc is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the provision of rehabilitative education, training, and care in areas of need. Volunteers are medical professionals and support personnel who work year long fundraising and organizing projects that typically culminate in 7-14 day intensive team missions internationally.
During each mission, volunteers both teach and provide care in rehabilitation clinics, prosthetic and orthotic clinics, hospitals and orphanages, as well as teach courses in rehabilitative therapy, public health, primary care, and specialized medical topics.
Volunteers have included: physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, pediatricians, family doctors, surgeons, nurses, PT, OT, SLP, massage therapists, P&O, pedorthists, engineers, wheelchair techs, teachers, administrators, business professionals, computer technologists, medical students and residents, nursing students.