A Message of our City Counsil

Councillor Paula Fletcher – Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth | Councillor Howard Moscoe – Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence | Councillor Joe Mihevc – Ward 21, St. Paul’s West | Councillor Adam Vaughan – Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

As members of Toronto’s City Council, we are encouraging you to participate in the 2010-2014 “Caravan of Hope” project to provide retired Toronto ambulances second life while helping to bring public sector health care to the people of El Salvador.

Toronto City Council has consistently supported this project, and we have been involved with the Caravan of Hope since its humble beginnings in 2001, bringing school buses and supplies to those affected by the devastating earthquake in El Salvador. The City of Toronto has donated five retired ambulances to the Caravan over the past three years. Further, through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Toronto has had a longstanding partnership with the City of Soyapango, El Salvador, since 1996, providing technical expertise in the area of Information Technology.

The Caravan of Hope will be taking ambulances that Toronto can no longer use but which still have immense utility and gives them an opportunity to continue to serve in El Salvador. Once in El Salvador, these vehicles will be staffed by doctors and nurses and provide high-quality primary care to communities across the country.

As a City, Toronto is doing its part in this project, continuing to provide donations of vehicles and other resources. The San Lorenzo community is doing its part by liaising with the Salvadoran government, recruiting volunteers, raising money and driving the vehicles across 5 countries to their new duties in El Salvador. The Caravan of Hope needs your support to help make this project possible.