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Mission to Seafarers

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Not glamourous but always fulfilling

Over 90 per cent of the world’s trade is carried by sea, thanks to the nearly two million seafarers working globally to ensure that we ...
Judith Alltree standing in front of a ship in the Toronto harbour.

Hello? Can anyone hear me?

Look around you the next time you’re riding a bus or subway, or sitting in a waiting room at the dentist, doctor or your hairdresser. ...
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Mission to Seafarers seeks volunteers

Volunteering in Canada took a serious hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world opens up again, and it is safe to volunteer again, the ...
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Handmade items go a long way to combat ‘sea blindness’

It is ironic that as I write this article, I am sailing past a long line of cargo ships anchored in the southern waters of ...
A group of people stand aboard a ship.

Simply put, it makes me happy

Jill Wyllie volunteers as a ship visitor for the Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario, which has mission stations in the ports of Oshawa, Toronto and ...
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Seafarers in a time of war

Wars, it would seem, have their own set of rules. Which rules, and how they are followed, depend entirely on the side one finds oneself ...
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A view from the shore

Once again, the pictures said it all, only this time it wasn’t happening on the other side of the world but on the other side ...
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No shipping, no shopping

The world paid a great deal of attention to a gigantic container ship that somehow swiveled in the middle of the Suez Canal and blocked ...
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For seafarers, a bit of Christmas cheer goes a long way

2020 provided new perspectives on the work that we do at the Mission to Seafarers, none of which we could have predicted or even expected. ...
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Many seafarers stranded during pandemic

Picture this: after a long 14-hour flight from Sydney, Australia, a huge aircraft lands in Vancouver, full of passengers and crew. The passengers happily deplane, ...
Judith Alltree in front of a snowy lake and the Toronto skyline.

Big changes coming to Toronto’s port

Last year will not go down as our favourite year, but as it’s now 2020, I think we can say that we made it through, ...
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