Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus | COVID-19 Update for Canadian Volunteers

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Due to a Government of Canada travel advisory which prohibits non-essential international travel, EMI Canada is currently unable to mobilize Canadian volunteers for project involvement that requires international travel. New updates will be posted as this situation changes.


EMI Canada 2019 In Review


Our 2019 Annual Report is all about partnership.

We partner with ministries all over the world to bring to life their vision of facilities and infrastructure that serve their communities and bear witness to the Gospel. We partner with design professionals across Canada and beyond, mobilizing them to use their vocations in Kingdom work. We partner with other offices in the EMI network, collaborating to leverage our respective strengths for greater impact.
And we partner with you, our network of EMI friends and supporters, who empower all that we do as you give, participate, and pray.

Together, in 2019, we:

  • Mobilized EMI Canada project teams and personnel to Ethiopia, Haiti, Costa Rica, Romania, Tanzania, and Malaysia
  • Onboarded our first EMI Canada Fellow
  • Hosted 7 interns in our office and mobilized 6 Canadian interns to other EMI offices
  • Engaged 59 volunteer design professionals on project trips 
  • Supported 8 full-time Canadian design staff in 3 countries

Read the EMI Canada 2019 Annual Report.


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