You may direct your donations to the following projects:
International Summer Camp
For many years the Canadian Association has supported this annual Order of Malta Camp by providing volunteer carers and funding the attendance of young campers with disabilities. This Camp helps young people with disabilities to forge a sense of community, promote cultural exchange and help our guests overcome personal, physical and mental barriers Hundreds of young people with disabilities and volunteers from many countries come together for a once in a lifetime week of fun, friendship and adventure. Different National Associations of the Order take turns hosting the event. They live together, befriend one another and share exceptional experiences resulting in lifelong friendships.
Every year at the beginning of May, Lourdes receives the Order of Malta’s international pilgrimage, consisting of more than 7,500 participants coming from approximately 50 countries including approximately 1,500 sick and disabled pilgrims cared by some 250 priests and 380 doctors and nurses. For many Canadian malades and chaplains the pilgrimage costs is a financial hardship. Your contributions are essential to make this spiritual journey a reality for them.
The Prison Ministry
The Canadian Association has been involved in the prison ministry for nearly a decade, largely through the distribution of Roman Catholic printed materials to prison chaplains. Additionally, we are holding ‘virtual prayer groups’ at approximately the same time every evening. Inmates can take comfort in knowing they are praying the rosary with others, along with members and friends of the Order of Malta. In Canada we currently serve approximately 20 Federal Institutions in 7 provinces and we are interested in finding ways to increase participation of our members in prison ministry.