Loneliness, danger and separation from loved ones are just some of the challenges that seafarers face every day.
The Halifax Mission to Seafarers is a Canadian non-profit charity. As part of a worldwide network of Anglican sponsored Missions, the Halifax Mission offers seafarers help and support when their ships arrive in port.
Our managerial staff and volunteers reach out to them by visiting them on their ships, offering a warm welcome and whatever other help may be needed. Our Mission provides an interdenominational chaplaincy ministry.
Under the guidance of our Seafarer Coordinator and Manager, our Seafarers Centre in Halifax provides a place where seafarers can relax away from their ships, get local information, find help with problems, share in worship, and phone or email their loved ones.
Special thanks the staff and management of the Stanfield International Airport, for the ease and smooth flow by which our seafarers were checked in and lead through security. After a month of uncertainty, with no apparently hope or means to return to their families, they were treated with dignity and warmth at all levels. They wore great smiles of appreciation and thanks as they waved a fond farewell. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
SHOEBOX CAMPAIGN 2013 - Check out the newsletter!
Thanks to all who contributed to our shoebox campaign. Over 1500 hundred shoeboxes were delivered to visiting ships to the Port of Halifax right through to the end of January. Special thanks to Edna and our incredible "shoebox ladies"! We salute you.