Day of the Seafarer

On June 25th we celebrate Day of the Seafarer, and we want to show our deep appreciation for the maritime community. We especially want to acknowledge the unique contributions of seafarers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – their work keeps global supply chains open, often at significant personal cost. We offer our support to all crew […]

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HEROES OF HEALTHCARE: Dr. Abram Wodome

Mercy Ships medical capacity building program creates an invaluable opportunity to partner with government officials and local surgeons in the countries we visit. For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has collaborated with some of the most driven, dedicated, and talented healthcare professionals across Africa. It is our honour to introduce you to these Heroes […]

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Seafarer’s Story

#SmallActsBigDifference is an essential way to demonstrate mercy during this challenging season. In a show of solidarity for seafarers, Mercy Ships Canada wants to highlight the work of The Nautical Institute in officially supporting the Emergency Funding for Developing World Seafarers campaign run by the International Seafarers’ ​Welfare & Assistance Network. Mercy Ships is an […]

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New Videos Call Canadians to Africa Mercy

Every year over 1000 volunteers from 40 nations donate their time and professional skills to support the Mercy Ships mission. These dedicated volunteers help bring hope and healing to children, families and communities in need by serving onboard the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. Currently the Africa Mercy is docked in Dakar, […]

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10 Questions with Liam Dee

[:en] Liam Dee from Aylesford, Nova Scotia volunteered in Housekeeping onboard the Africa Mercy during shipyard phase, a time where the ship is taken out of the water for annual maintenance. It can be an unglamorous, challenging time to volunteer as there is no patient interaction and the experience is much different from volunteering onboard […]

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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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