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 Mission 

CCAMRE focuses on initiatives that enhance the capacity of communities to become self-sufficient.

CCAMRE Mandate

To share our resources, skills, knowledge and funds to work for:

Relief Effort

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. 

Partnership Development

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.

Become a CCAMRE Member

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.

Hilda Rossi

Hilda Rossi


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.

1101 Grandeur Cr. Oakville, ON L6H 4B4

Call Us: (905) 849-8350