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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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GRANTS & AWARDS

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 $50,000 in grants.

EVENTS

Save the date - International Day of the Seafarer - June 25th. Unfortunately this year's Peak Challenge up Grouse Mountain has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

sUPPORT FOR
SEAFARERS IN
CANADA

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.

The China Navigation Co / Swire 2019 Peak Challenge Team

our latest activity

The 2019 International Day of the Seafarer Peak Challenge saw our largest turnout yet with 34 teams.

save the date for our 2021 challenge

The Peak Challenge is becoming a popular team building event for the Vancouver shipping industry. Don’t miss out on our next Day of Seafarer, June 25th, 2021. 

thank you to our 2019 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 17, 2020

NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER

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 2019 we supported
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Seafarer Centres
500
Seafarers
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