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COVID 19 GUIDELINES
Nova Scotia Restrictions and Guidance — read here
Transport Canada guidelines on the mobility of asymptomatic seafarers in the marine sector (crew change) — read here
Transport Canada guideline on access to shore leave — 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

 

Announcements

Congrats - Helen
CONGRATULATIONS!
HELEN GLENN
Mission Manager
Recipient of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal (2022)

The Commemorative medal is in honour of the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty's, Queen Elizabeth II, accession to the throne as Queen of Canada.
This official honour is a lasting recognition of Helen's exceptional dedication and outstanding service to the Province of Nova Scotia in the field of Social Sciences.

Golf Tournament
2022 MtS Golf Tournament

October 5th, 2022 - Wednesday
Avon Valley Golf & Country Club, Falmouth, NS

Car Rally
Annual Car Rally
19 November 2022
Ukraine Fund
Ukraine Crisis Support Fund
Financial support
for Ukrainian seafarers and their families
affected by the conflict.
Andrew Wright
A Message on Ukraine-Russia Peace
The Revd Canon Andrew Wright
Secretary General
Mission to Seafarers
Ukraine
To All Ukrainian Seafarers:
Official Statement from MTWTU’s on Crew Change
ICMA Survey
Internet at Sea Survey (online)
For Seafarers

Calling all seafarers to take this 10-minute online survey. The survey conducted by the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) aims to gather information about the seafarers' use of the internet and help in the discussion of their rights to internet in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. For details about the survey and/or take it, click the button below.

Vaccination
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.

Newsletter
Flying Angel Newsletters

Summer 2022
Spring 2022
Fall 2021
Summer 2021
Spring 2021

Statistics
Recent Statistics

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

Shoebox
Christmas Shoebox Campaign 2021

THANK YOU to all our Donors and Volunteers! Our 2021 Christmas Shoebox program is a BIG success despite the pandemic limitations. We delivered 1,080 presents to seafarers onboard 51 ships that visited the Halifax ports during our campaign period (December to early January 2022). THANK YOU!

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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– https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/  

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


Address

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
Canada

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