“They light up when I speak French”: How learning a foreign language helps to reach out and connect

Bonjour! It’s French Language Day, a day to reflect on the official language in most of the countries Mercy Ships visits. Lisa Benner from Castlegar, BC, during her time serving as French teacher in Guinea. After retuning from traveling and taking a job as a Grade 3 French Immersion teacher in Okotoks, Alberta, it wasn’t […]

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COVID-19 Safety Onboard a Mercy Ship

As Mercy Ships prepares to return our fleet to Africa, we’re also in the process of staffing both of our ships with an international crew. Our lifesaving, life-changing work wouldn’t be possible without incredible volunteers coming from around the world to serve onboard. Of course, we have had to adapt life onboard our ships to […]

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Amakon Women Empowerment

As Mercy Ships Canada continues to navigate the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are mindful that many individuals, families, businesses, and charities are wrestling through very similar realities. We may not all be ‘in the same boat’ so to speak, but we are certainly sailing through the same storm together. As a response […]

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Mercy Ships Canada Mandate Letter

Mr. Darryl Anderson, Executive Director Mercy Ships Canada Victoria, BC March 11, 2020 Dear Mr. Anderson: This past year, as with all others, has been a year of change. Yet we have commitments to continue to contribute to the goals of Mercy Ships. In a time of ambitious growth that is foreshadowed by the arrival […]

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Business Continuity Response Actions of Mercy Ships Canada for Dealing with COVID-19

Mercy Ships is the world’s leading non-governmental, ship-based medical organization. Therefore, the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteer crew, the people we serve and the communities where we live are paramount. In line with the advice, guidance and directives of international, national and local health officials, we have adapted our approach because we know […]

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COVID-19

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support, or volunteerism, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity has enabled Mercy Ships to provide free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years. Our life-changing mission would simply be impossible without our donors, partners, and selfless […]

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Prime Minister Trudeau Acknowledges Contribution of Mercy Ships Canada Volunteers

The Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau met with Mercy Ships Canadian volunteer crew members in Dakar Senegal on February 12 to thank them for their work. Joining the Prime Minister was Francois-Philippe Champagne, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Canadian Ambassador to Senegal Sebastien Beaulieu. Representing the Canadian volunteer crew was […]

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Mercy Ships Canada Appoints Darryl Anderson Managing Director

Victoria Canada, November 25, 2019 – The Board of Mercy Ships Canada today confirmed the appointment of Darryl Anderson to serve as Managing Director to provide executive leadership, direction and support to Mercy Ships Canada’s staff. Preparing the organization for increased service and project opportunities (that will occur with the arrival of a second hospital […]

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World premiere of Oculus virtual reality film “Mercy” transports viewers to the Africa Mercy

Austin, Texas,  March 12, 2019 — Mercy Ships has partnered with Oculus to produce “Mercy”, a film that will give  audiences a chance to step onto the world’s largest charity hospital ship through an innovative new virtual cinema experience. The film will be making its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals […]

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March 2019 Intro to Mercy Ships course to take place onboard the m/v Horizon

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