Open Doors on Mindanao

CJI is hosting public event with presenters Dr Ricardo Angeles and Sr Petite Lao (see poster below or download poster here) on Sunday, 19 August 2018, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes in Toronto.

If you are in the area, please come and meet our guests and hear them speak on:

Transformation through community based healthcare
in Mindanao, Philippines

There will be refreshments and an opportunity for questions at this event. If you cannot make it in person, look for a report and video of the event on our website!


Canadian Jesuits International is hosting this event because of our close ties to the School of Medicine at Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) in the Philippines. CJI supports a scholarship fund and immersion program for promising young men and women during their four years of medical training. The primary purpose of School of Medicine is to train physicians to provide urgently needed community-based healthcare. The school itself is a joint project between the Zamboanga Medical School Foundation and ADZU, which is a Jesuit university.

Dr Angeles PhD is a graduate of the ADZU School of Medicine and Sr Lao, RNDM, is involved in community development among indigenous people in Mindanao. This event is part of CJI’s Open Doors Series, which aims  to “open doors” on understanding of issues and realities of partners in the Global South.

For more information, visit Philippines – School of Medicine.

To support community-based healthcare through the School of Medicine, please