Alain-Michel Sékula Introduced as the Chair of the Board of Directors

Mr. Sékula assumes this role following a highly successful and decorated career in insurance and financial services, which includes an appointment as National Vice-President, Business Development with Desjardins Group – one of the largest cooperative financial institutions in the world. He has also successively held several executive positions with other prestigious companies such as Chubb […]

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Building Capacity in Mercy Ships Maritime Crew

Eleven Africa Mercy crew from seven nations progress to Ratings and Able Seafarer certifications Even though the global pandemic has kept the Africa Mercy docked in the port of Granadilla Spain for extended annual maintenance, the maritime crew onboard ship are busier than ever. Recently, seven deckhands became Deck Ratings and four Deck Ratings became […]

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Day Crew in Senegal Take Action Together to Battle COVID-19

In each field service Mercy Ships hires local day crew to work on the Africa Mercy and in every other Mercy Ships operational site to help our mission of bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Our programs could not be delivered without the support of our day crew. While there is a vast number of […]

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Mercy Ships Canada is Hiring

Do you want a career that helps transform lives? Come work with us! Mercy Ships Canada is currently hiring an Engagement and Administrative Support  Coordinator and a Marketing Support Specialist — ENGAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT COORDINATOR Position Summary This position is comprised of two distinct work responsibilities: those related to donor engagement and those related […]

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National Volunteer Week 2018

[:en] Volunteers…Mercy Ships wouldn’t be Mercy Ships without them!  Each year Mercy Ships Canada says bon voyage to over a hundred volunteers from across the country as they depart for the Africa Mercy. Volunteers pay their own way and give their time to help make the mission of Mercy Ships possible. We are in awe of their dedication, […]

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10 Questions with Erin Muyres

[:en] Nurse Erin Muyres from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, has volunteered multiple times with Mercy Ships. We recently caught up with Erin to ask her a few questions… What went through your mind when you walked up the Africa Mercy’s gangway for the first time? It was a dream come true. I couldn’t believe I was finally seeing […]

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Meet Benin’s First Female Surgeon: Dr. Odry Agbessi

[:en]“When I was 12, I saw a woman on TV … her suitor had burned her with acid. Her face had become fused to her neck, so she could never look a person in the eye.” Dr. Odry Agbessi mimics the condition, tucking her chin in close to her throat. “There was not one plastic […]

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Canada 150 and the Joy of Volunteering

[:en]How would you describe to someone a Canadian beyond the stereotypes? Compassionate? Altruistic? Resilient? As we prepare to celebrate our nations 150th birthday, it is important to reflect on what these 150 years have established. Here at Mercy Ships Canada, we are proud to feel like traits, such as compassion and resilience represent Canadians at […]

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Catching up with Jane: Departing Benin

[:en]When I was on the ship, it was amazing to me to see how many volunteer crew members also volunteered for extra volunteer work! In 2011, I served in Sierra Leone, and was involved in co-leading a Women’s Prison Ministry.  Prison Ministries are part of each Mercy Ships outreach. Every two weeks on a Saturday, […]

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International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

[:en]Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, but what exactly is Obstetric Fistula? Although it affects millions of women, few Canadians know about it because very few women in Canada are at risk of developing this heartbreaking condition. Obstetric Fistula, also known as Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF) is traumatizing. It is a child birth related injury […]

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