ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

OUR HISTORY


Formed on October 1, 1994, the Peel Guyanese Association for Guyana Health Relief is a non-political, non-profit charitable association whose primary objective is to contribute to the improvement of the health and welfare of all the public medical institutions in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, South America.

Medical institutions in the Province of Ontario, as well as a number of individuals, provide tremendous support in the form of donations of medical equipment and supplies.  Our greatest challenge, however, lies in raising funds to allow us to ship these items to Guyana at a cost of approximately CDN$7,000 per 40-foot container.

The Peel Guyanese Association for Guyana Health Relief was incorporated under the Corporation Act (Ontario), R.S.O. 1980 c.95, and assigned identification number 1151473 by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations. The Corporation has also been assigned charitable organization status by Revenue Canada (Charitable Registration Number BN88873-1791-RR00001).

OUR HISTORY


Formed on October 1, 1994, the Peel Guyanese Association for Guyana Health Relief is a non-political, non-profit charitable association whose primary objective is to contribute to the improvement of the health and welfare of all the public medical institutions in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, South America.



Medical institutions in the Province of Ontario, as well as a number of individuals, provide tremendous support in the form of donations of medical equipment and supplies.  Our greatest challenge, however, lies in raising funds to allow us to ship these items to Guyana at a cost of approximately CDN$7,000 per 40-foot container.



The Peel Guyanese Association for Guyana Health Relief was incorporated under the Corporation Act (Ontario), R.S.O. 1980 c.95, and assigned identification number 1151473 by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations. The Corporation has also been assigned charitable organization status by Revenue Canada (Charitable Registration Number BN88873-1791-RR00001).

WHEN WE STARTED


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1994

Formed on October 1

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14

% of hungry people

ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING


Shipment, at a cost of CDN$77,000, of eleven 40-ft. containers of high-quality medical equipment and supplies valued at over CDN$450,000 for distribution to public medical institutions in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as determined by the Ministry of Health. We also paid for, and our president personally delivered, a binocular microscope purchased at a cost of CDN$800 to the Ministry of Health, Georgetown, Guyana. We have received thank you letters from the Bartica, West Demerara, and Georgetown hospitals, as well as from the former Senior Minister of Health, Ms. Gail Texeira, and the current Minister of Health, Mr. Rajnarine Singh..

The Association also made a donation to the Guyana National Flood Relief in response to an appeal from the Guyana Relief Council.

In keeping with our objectives of serving the local community, we have contributed both separately, and in conjunction with other Guyanese organizations, to the Herbie Fund, and we continue to make annual donations to this worthy cause. Our Christmas Cheer project provides donations of turkeys and food baskets or vouchers to needy seniors in the Mississauga and Brampton areas. We have also contributed to the medical expenses of two young children from Guyana – Miss Sasha Lovell and Miss Kelsie Chin – who came to Canada for medical treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children.

SOME STATS HERE


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Value of medical equipment and supplies sent for distribution to public medical institutions in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as determined by the Ministry of Health.

The Association received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Consulate General of Guyana for its “outstanding service and dedication in assisting Guyana’s health care system” and for making “an invaluable contribution to the improvement of health care in Guyana.” This award was presented by Her Excellency, Mrs. Janet Jagan, O.E., former President of the Republic of Guyana, at a brunch held in December 1998.

In 2001, the Association received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Mississauga in recognition of the International Year of Volunteers. On May 17, 2002, at the Annual Awards Dinner & Dance of the 36th Guyana Independence Festival (Toronto), the Peel Guyanese Association was presented with a plaque by the Guyana Independence Festival Committee on behalf of the Guyanese community in Canada “in recognition of your exemplary commitment to the promotion and advancement of health care in Guyana and in appreciation of your consistent support to the Guyana Independence Festival.”

Peel Guyanese association also supported the renovation of the Jamaican Canadian Association by contributing to the "Buy A Brick" campaign. The Jamaican Canadian Association provides academic and cultural education programs, Social services to troubled families, summer camp for children, social and recreational opportunities for seniors, social development for children and parenting programs.

ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING


Shipment, at a cost of CDN$77,000, of eleven 40-ft. containers of high-quality medical equipment and supplies valued at over CDN$450,000 for distribution to public medical institutions in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as determined by the Ministry of Health. We also paid for, and our president personally delivered, a binocular microscope purchased at a cost of CDN$800 to the Ministry of Health, Georgetown, Guyana. We have received thank you letters from the Bartica, West Demerara, and Georgetown hospitals, as well as from the former Senior Minister of Health, Ms. Gail Texeira, and the current Minister of Health, Mr. Rajnarine Singh..



The Association also made a donation to the Guyana National Flood Relief in response to an appeal from the Guyana Relief Council.



In keeping with our objectives of serving the local community, we have contributed both separately, and in conjunction with other Guyanese organizations, to the Herbie Fund, and we continue to make annual donations to this worthy cause. Our Christmas Cheer project provides donations of turkeys and food baskets or vouchers to needy seniors in the Mississauga and Brampton areas. We have also contributed to the medical expenses of two young children from Guyana – Miss Sasha Lovell and Miss Kelsie Chin – who came to Canada for medical treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children.

SOME STATS HERE


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450

mln of hungry people

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14

% of hungry people

The Association received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Consulate General of Guyana for its “outstanding service and dedication in assisting Guyana’s health care system” and for making “an invaluable contribution to the improvement of health care in Guyana.” This award was presented by Her Excellency, Mrs. Janet Jagan, O.E., former President of the Republic of Guyana, at a brunch held in December 1998.

In 2001, the Association received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Mississauga in recognition of the International Year of Volunteers. On May 17, 2002, at the Annual Awards Dinner & Dance of the 36th Guyana Independence Festival (Toronto), the Peel Guyanese Association was presented with a plaque by the Guyana Independence Festival Committee on behalf of the Guyanese community in Canada “in recognition of your exemplary commitment to the promotion and advancement of health care in Guyana and in appreciation of your consistent support to the Guyana Independence Festival.”

Peel Guyanese association also supported the renovation of the Jamaican Canadian Association by contributing to the "Buy A Brick" campaign. The Jamaican Canadian Association provides academic and cultural education programs, Social services to troubled families, summer camp for children, social and recreational opportunities for seniors, social development for children and parenting programs.

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