Each year the International Sailors' Society issues grants to various seafarer centres in need of financial assistance. Since 2005 the International Sailors' Society Canada has provided over one quarter of a million dollars to organizations and other charities that support seafarers in Canada.
Our main beneficiaries include:
Mission to Seafarers - Halifax, NS
Seafarers Mission - Saint John, NB
Maison du Marin - Quebec City, PQ
Mariners' House - Montreal, PQ
Mission to Seafarers - Southern Ontario
Mission to Seafarers - Sarnia (St. Clair), ON
Mission to Seafarers - Thunder Bay, ON
Lighthouse Harbour Ministries - Prince Rupert, BC
Lighthouse Harbour Ministries - Vancouver, BC
Lighthouse Harbour Ministries - Victoria, BC
Mission to Seafarers - Vancouver, BC
Application for grants are open to organizations operating facilities or providing welfare service to seafarers in Canadian ports. The ISSC is currently accepting applications for grants until May 12, 2017. Download the 2017 Grant Application form.
LONELINESS, DANGER, HARSH WEATHER, CULTURAL ISOLATION AND PROLONGED PERIODS OF SEPARATION FROM LOVED ONES ARE JUST SOME OF THE PROBLEMS MERCHANT SEAFARERS FACE NOWADAYS.
Around the world, night and day, the Sailors’ Society provides help and support to those seafarers and their families in need. But to do this we rely on the generosity of people like you to help us continue our vital work. We can’t do this without support - in money or in kind.
To fund this vital work our charity relies mostly on voluntary donations of money and support from individuals, grant foundations, charitable trusts and companies.
There are so many ways that individuals can give to help us sustain our work – donating money, your time, goods or resources.
There are also a variety of ways to donate money for our work – from making a regular donation, creating a fund in memory of a loved one, helping to fund our big projects to leaving a legacy.
Donate today through paypal or contact our office for more information on how you can help.