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Many people don’t realize that seafarers play an important role in our lives.  They provide safe passage for people and goods that we use and/or consume every day.  Join us in supporting seafarer welfare in Canada and let visiting seafarers know that they are welcome in Canada and that you care. 


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The ISSC is now accepting applications for annual grants to those that support seafarer welfare and nominees for our Peter G. Bernard Volunteer Award.

About Us

For over 100 years, the International Sailors Society Canada has been supporting seafarer centres across Canada. Each year the ISSC distributes up to $50,000 in grants.


Save the date date for our 2024 Peak Challege - Tuesday, 25 June 2023.


You can help make a difference in the life of a seafarer by supporting our fundraising efforts or by volunteering your time to spend with visiting seafarers.  

Get Involved

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

Find a seafarer centre

There are seafarer centres or other types of support in many ports across Canada.

DP World 2023 Participants

our latest activity

The 2023 International Day of the Seafarer Peak Challenge was a sell-out once again with over 130 participants in our Challenge held on June 27, 2023.  Was great to see so many industry supporters at the top of Grouse Mountain.  

2024 day of the seafarer peak challenge - 25 June 2024

thank you to our 2023 peak challenge sponsors

Learn more about our

grants & awards

apply for a grant

Each year we distribute approximately $50,000 in grants to those that support seafarer welfare in Canada. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2023


While volunteers are a large part of every seafarer centre's success, each year we recognize an outstanding and deserving individual with our Peter G. Bernard Volunteer Award.

Apply for a bursary

The Board of Directors set aside an amount each year to support a hard-working students that are on the path to a career at sea. Students studying in a marine-related program at a Canadian educational institute can apply.

In 2022 we supported
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Issued in Grants