On 26 September 2023, the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University hosted a seminar to mobilize community supports for a seafarers’ welfare centre in St. John’s.
Canadian National Seafarers’ Welfare Board Meets in Capital, Discusses ‘Proactive Approach’ to Seafarers’ Welfare
by Kevin Walker (NAMMA), with contributions from Debbie Murray (APCA), Peter Lahay (ITF), and Jason Zuidema (NAMMA) On November 7, the Canadian Seafarers’ Welfare Board (CSWB) convened in Ottawa ahead of the meeting of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) for
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA On Christmas Eve, volunteers from the Quebec Seamen’s Club (la Maison du Marin Québec) delivered the final gift boxes amid frigid temps to the ships in the port. The 35-year tradition continues to echo the initial mission
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Recognizing seafarers as essential workers and understanding their role in the global market is yielding support for their vaccination needs in various Canadian ports. The Chamber of Shipping, the voice of the marine industry on Canada’s West
Seafarers' welfare leaders gathered online on August 10 for the first day of the annual NAMMA Conference. Taking place online for the first time in NAMMA's history, the event brought together 75 registrants and speakers from seafarers ministries and maritime
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA Seafarers’ missions across North American have taken new roads in serving the needs of seafarers since the beginning of the pandemic over one year ago. A recent discovery by Mission Manager Helen Glenn has been the critical
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA A collection of port chaplains and seafarers' ministry partners from across Canada met for a round table discussion via Zoom on Feb. 8 to assess the ongoing outreach to international seafarers. Facilitated by Executive Director Dr. Jason
Join NAMMA's members and partners from seafarers' ministries from across Canada as they celebrate the birth of Christ in lessons and carols. In a troubled world, we are thankful to have this voice of hope. Thank you for the service
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Port Alberni may seem small to the shipping industry, but to those who make their living at sea, passing through a quiet fiord to a less congested and relatively calm setting, is a fine location. It’s personal.
We all seek people we can trust. When seafarers come to a port city after days or weeks at sea, they appreciate the same. Care of seafarers is nearly as old as the profession. The Apostleship of the Sea, or Stella