Welcome to International HOPE Canada


International HOPE Canada (IHC) Inc, is a charitable, non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides non-pharmaceutical medical supplies and equipment to impoverished countries where such items are in critically short supply. This is achieved through the collection and sharing of redundant but useable items donated by hospitals, nursing homes, other health care facilities and agencies, as well as individuals.

IHC is based in, and operates from, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada .

July 2018 is Moving Month

After 17 years at our original location, our Warehouse is moving to new digs so July is downsizing, packing and moving month at IHC. With so much "on-the-go", we are temporarily not accepting donations of equipment or supplies.

When we are moved and settled in our new location, we will be happy to received donations once again. Please bookmark our website - www.internationalhope.ca - for more news. We look forward to getting back into our normal routine very soon.

We would like to thank all our volunteers, partners and the myriad of friends of IHC who has been helping us out with our move - we greatly appreciate all your help!


HOPE for the World

It's mid-morning on a Saturday in June, and the warehouse is buzzing with activity. About two dozen volunteers - all members of International HOPE Canada - are loading all manner of medical supplies and equipment into a shipping container bound for South America. Blankets, sheets, syringes, rubber gloves, cataract surgery kits, stretchers, hospital beds, crash carts and wheel chairs - they're all flying up the ramp and into the container. Much of the material, which is donated by hospitals and clinics throughout Manitoba, is obsolete or no longer suitable for use. The volunteers have even managed to lay their hands on a slightly used anaesthesia machine - a valuable commodity in the re-purposed medical equipment market. By the time all is said and done on this day, these volunteers will load more than 10 tonnes of medical supplies into this container, which will eventually find its way to Peru and to hundreds of people in need.

Read the rest of Bob Armstrong's story in the July/August 2012 edition of the WRHA's Wave Magazine.