HEAL International

Celebrate 10 Years of Caring (2008-2018)

Join HEAL International members, donors, and friends to hear the hope and optimism from 10 years of supporting vulnerable children in Uganda! Experience the impact of your support through stories and photos from Uganda. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Sunday March 18, 2018
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Sugar Swing Ballroom,
10019 80 Ave, NW

To RSVP and get your free tickets to this event, please register at: EVENTBRITE

For more information, please contact Kelly Deis, Board Chair at
info@healinternational.ca or (780) 246-7152.


Education For Girls 

Juliet Nurse HEALWe at HEAL International would like to congratulate Malala Yousafzai on being granted honorary Canadian citizenship.  We join her in her quest for girls in underserved countries to access good quality education.  Over the past 9 years, HEAL International has helped to provide access to education for hundreds of young girls in western Uganda. One example is Juliet, a 25-year-old nurse who came from an unprivileged background with little hope for her future.  HEAL International helped her to complete a nursing program.  She has graduated and is working with her husband, a doctor, in a refugee camp aiding those escaping genocide in South Sudan.  She is a demonstration of the power of education and generosity of our Canadian donors.

HEAL International (Health, Education and Leadership) is an Edmonton-based, non-denominational organization responding to local priorities in Uganda. HEAL is involved in several projects which build on local strengths and provide opportunities for community development through education, health initiatives and youth leadership.

Our Mandate

HEAL International was conceived from a vision* of vibrant, healthy communities that:

  • provides support to meet the basic needs of children, youth and families.
  • promotes inclusion to enable all members to participate actively in social, economic, cultural and political life.
  • promotes opportunities for the lifelong acquisition of knowledge and skills by all members.

* from “Reclaiming Our Humanity”, Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, December 2001.

Our Partner

We have long-standing relationships with the communities we work with.  We work with established and trusted partners in Uganda, such as YES (Youth Encouragement Services) Uganda, a well-established Ugandan NGO that has been helping orphaned children and vulnerable families since 1996.   Other partners include health and education departments at various levels of local government.