ICROSS Canada’s mandate has been, since its inception in 1998, to help those who suffer and haven’t access to basic food and supplies. My parents began ICROSS Canada in an effort to support mostly women and children throughout the world who are in need.
Today, ICROSS Canada continues to initiate and support projects for health and education. In the past three years, since my father passed away, we have continued to be very busy. We opened a free health clinic in 2015 that was very kindly named by the local people, The William Willbond Clinic in Ma’in Jordan. He would have liked that.
Currently, ICROSS Canada supports an educational programme with local partners to catch up children who have been out of school for many years due to war and displacement. We also have supported vocational projects such as a Certified Nursing Assistants course and sewing training.
Our philosophy is that by supporting people close to their homes, they do not have the added barriers to health and education such as language and adjustments to new weather and work opportunities.
As always, no one at ICROSS Canada is paid. We are all volunteers.