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From Canada this February

It feels a little strange to be writing a February message from Canadian soil this year. Our dental and optometry brigades typically occur in February (sometimes January, some... It feels a little strange to be writing a February message from Canadian soil this year. Our dental ...

Blog, In Canada

Water is Life. Wash your hands.

Wash your hands has been the mantra from the start of the pandemic. But what happens when washing your hands isn’t as easy as turning on the faucet and lathering up, or as sim... Wash your hands has been the mantra from the start of the pandemic. But what happens when washing yo...

In The Field

Knowledge is Power in Isolated Communities

This principle is at the heart of our Technology and Training for Quality and Equality in the Bosawas project, funded by the Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT), wher... This principle is at the heart of our Technology and Training for Quality and Equality in the Bosawa...

In The Field

The Same. But Different.

The henna intricately scribed on my forearm fades with the first soapy lather back on Canadian soil. The tan lines on my feet, I discover, weren’t tan lines at all, as the las... The henna intricately scribed on my forearm fades with the first soapy lather back on Canadian soil....

Blog, Travel Stories

Finding our 'Why' in Guatemala's Highlands

The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nurses, four fresh dental school grads, two students, a young mother, a CEO, ... The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nu...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Be humble. Be teachable. Always keep learning.

We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their hearts to, and trust in, the kindness of strangers; from those whose gratitu... We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their h...

Blog, Travel Stories

Moms Supporting Moms

By: Chris Newton Director of CFC’s partner organization in South Africa – Edzimkulu In Ndawana, a community of less than 4000 people,  225 children had been orphaned in ... By: Chris Newton Director of CFC’s partner organization in South Africa – Edzimkulu In Ndawana...

In The Field

Oasis and TLC Provide Dental Care in Guatemala

By: Heather Benedet, Brigade Participant Change for Children’s Dental Brigade to Comitancillo, Guatemala was a whirlwind adventure. Between TLC Family Dental and Oasis Family ... By: Heather Benedet, Brigade Participant Change for Children’s Dental Brigade to Comitancillo, Guate...

Travel Stories

Alida Takes Control

Determined to improve the health and nutrition of her family, nine months ago Alida began to work a tiny plot of uncultivated pastureland with a vision of creating a family ga... Determined to improve the health and nutrition of her family, nine months ago Alida began to work a ...

In The Field