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Nova Scotia Reopening Plan — read here
Transport Canada guidelines on the mobility of asymptomatic seafarers in the marine sector — read here
Mission to Seafarers Halifax Protocol — read here

About The Mission

Throughout a long and distinguished history, The Mission to Seafarers has grown to become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world, providing service in 200 ports, 365 days a year, across 50 countries.

In addition to charitable giving, the Mission ministry work to meet the spiritual needs of seafarers.  As a church-based maritime welfare organization, the Mission activities are driven by faith and social responsibility.

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Get Involved

Without the help of our amazing volunteers, we would be unable to remain open serving seafarers Monday through Saturday, when ships are in the Port of Halifax.  Our volunteers selflessly contribute their personal resources (time, effort, and even money) so the mission to serve the seafarers is realized, and the seafarers receiving them are able to work with dignity and zeal.

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Lend Your Support

Attend one of our events and help support the operations of the Mission.  We will soon announce the resumption of our monthly and annual events when public health and safety regulations and conditions permit.

Please conditnue to generously support our campaigns — Christmas Shoebox, used and warm clothing.  Your generous financial donations go a long way in our efforts to provide our presence and services in response to the sacrifices of seafarers whose labour keeps the domestic and international economy going especially during national and global crises.

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Over 90% of world trade is carried by the sea, providing work to 1.5 million seafarers. Seafaring is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. The rate of suicide for international seafarers is triple that of shore workers, and they are 26 times more likely to be killed at work, with the threat of piracy still being very real. Seafarers in distress at sea have no one to turn to as no one can see or hear their cries for help. It is only when they finally reach land that they are able to gain assistance and connect with loved ones.

“Seafarers at the core of shipping future” – IMO on World Maritime Day, 30 September 2021



Christmas Shoebox Campaign 2021

With Christmas 2021 in sight, we are moving forward with our Christmas gift giving to seafarers whose ships visit the Halifax Port.
Campaign starts in October and ends in January next year.

Seafarers COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative

Our Mission continues to facilitate the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccination in Halifax and Nova Scotia of all seafarers especially onboard international vessels. Please contact us for further information about the initiative, to set a vaccination appointment, and arrange for transport.

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Recent Statistics

Recent statistical data now available. Data includes year-to-year comparison of frequency of Mission visitors, transport provided, and ship visits conducted.

Upcoming Events in 2022!

Watch out for further announcements!

Golf Tournament

Toast to Spring

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Hours of Operation

The Mission to Seafarers Halifax abides by the COVID 19 public health and safety guidelines and regulations issued by the Federal Government of Canada and the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia.  Restrictions on the use of mask, gathering limits, social distancing, and handwashing/sanitizing are strictly enforced within the Centre.  For more information on the Nova Scotia guidelines–  

We are open Mondays to Saturdays including holidays when ships are in Port of Halifax. Our hours of operation are temporary as we continue to abide by the COVID 19 public health and safety guidelines. Closing time depends on ships in port.

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00 – Closing
Tuesday: 10:00 – Closing
Wednesday: 10:00 – Closing
Thursday: 10:00 – Closing
Friday: 10:00 – Closing
Saturday: 10:00 – Closing


Mission to Seafarers Halifax
P.O. Box 27114
Halifax, NS B3H 4M8

Civic Address–
Mission to Seafarers Halifax
844 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2P7

Telephone: 1-902-422-7790
Fax: 1-902-420-9786