About Our Charity
This is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Maya Chorti people of the Merendon Mountains in Guatemala. Nutrition, water, clothing, medical care, dental care and education are all important to CCAMRE. This is a team of people with big hearts and different skill sets coming together to make life a little better for the indigenous
Our Mission & Vision
CCAMRE Vision, Mission and Mandate
CCAMRE is a community of Canadians working in partnership with a community of Central-Americans resulting in improved lives in both regions.
CCAMRE focuses on initiatives that enhance the capacity of communities to become self-sufficient.
To share our resources, skills, knowledge and funds to work for:
Helping victims of Natural Disasters in Guatemala
Education & Awareness Building
CCAMRE helps people through education and training. Adolescents and adults will have the opportunity to learn and this will enable them to have a better future
Medical and Dental Aid
CCAMRE has made a huge positive impact on the Health of the Mayan Chorti people through Dental and Medical programs.
CCAMRE has been able to achieve its goals with the support of Canadian NGOs, University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Rotary Clubs (Canadian and Guatemala), Guatemala Minister of Health and Guatemalan Government
Community planning and Economic Development
CCAMRE helps improve the lives of people with projects that create a positive impact in the community by improving the water, the environment and the basic services of the inhabitants.
Networking / Fundraising
These help CCAMRE to reach out to Canadian communities and enable us to support the ongoing projects and programs.
Board of Directors
Hilda Rossi – President & Founder
Cecilia Bardsley – Secretary
Marilyn Hallgren – Treasurer
Narendra Patel – Membership & Finances
Sandra Holloway – Dental & Medical
Eva Carlin – Media & Outreach
” CCAMRE is a dedicated group of volunteers working diligently here at home and with the Mayan Chorti Indigenous peoples in the Merendon Mountains who live in extreme poverty. We cannot fix the huge problem but at least we can do our humanitarian part to help our fellow men that have not been as fortunate that we have been. “
– Board of Directors
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
We are Canadian volunteers working to help Mayan Chorti Indigenous peoples in the Merendon Mountains who live in extreme poverty to become self-suficent thru education and job opportunities. Join us to make a different in the lives of these less fortunate fellow men, women and children.
CCAMRE Founder and President
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Canadian Central American Relief Effort (CCAMRE) is a registered charitable organization. The success and availability of all the projects is based solely upon the success of the fundraising activities and donations; the generosity of donors like you allows CCAMRE to develop projects and initiatives to help the indegeneous people of the Merendon Mountains in Guatemala.