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The Big Impact of Small Investments

Mercy Ships would be nothing without our amazing partners, donors and volunteers. Thanks to the support of people all over the world, we have provided care to over 2.5 million people in 37 years, visiting 587 ports since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978. Each country we visit is unique, as are the people and […]

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Meet Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Andry

Madagascar, the fourth-largest island in the world, is home to over twenty-two million people. But there are only eight surgeons who specialize in orthopedics and traumatology. Most of them are located in the capital city, Antananarivo. In the port city of Tamatave, where the Mercy Ships is docked, Dr. Randrianirina Andry is the only orthopedic […]

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Discover a New Way to Give While Making Everyday Purchases!

We’re happy to announce that Mercy Ships Canada is now a partner of ChangeIt; a new way to donate while making everyday purchases using your existing BMO MasterCard. ChangeIt lets you automatically round up your purchases and donate the difference to us! With ChangeIt you can track your donations online, control your rounding preferences and […]

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10 Things you didn’t Know about Madagascar

On August 3, the Africa Mercy will leave Durban, South Africa, where the ship has been receiving vital maintenance and repairs in preparation for our second service in Madagascar. In anticipation of starting our 2015/2016 service, keep reading to learn more about this fascinating country and why Mercy Ships is working there.   The capital […]

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Our Friendship With Vololonirina

This is the story of a patient who made it her mission to bless us.  Our friendship with Vololonirina began in November 2014 when a free surgery onboard the Africa Mercy removed the facial tumor that had plagued her for thirty-two years. The growth had severely damaged her self-esteem. She says, “Every time I used the […]

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Ride for Refuge 2015

Are you ready to ride? The Ride for Refuge is a fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon supporting charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited. This will be Mercy Ships Canada’s second year partnering with Ride for Refuge, the RIDE will take place on October 3rd, 2015! No matter where you live in Canada, you can take […]

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Shop Cause Shirts and Create Change!

If you’re thinking about adding to your summer wardrobe this month, why not purchase a great top that allows you to give back as well. Shop Cause Shirts! Mercy Ships Canada has teamed up with Cause Shirts to help bring free healthcare to those most in need in Madagascar. Cause Shirts aims to support those who are giving […]

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The Story of Nestore and his New Shoes

Nestore walked for over two hours to get to the bus station in Madagascar. He wore flip-flops, which made the long walk more difficult. In fact, flip-flops had been his only choice for footwear for his entire 14 years of life. He wasn’t making a fashion statement. His left clubfoot made it impossible to wear […]

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Mercy Ships Teams up with One Yoga

We are happy to announce for the month of July, donations from every Friday night’s Karma class at One Yoga will go to Mercy Ships and our 2015-2016 field service in Madagascar! What does Mercy Ships and Yoga have in Common? Health of course! Much like Yoga, Mercy Ships takes a holistic approach to healthcare, considering […]

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Welcome Home Marlayna!

Marlayna Van Hoepen recently returned home to Chilliwack, British Columbia, from the Africa Mercy where she spent three months volunteering as a cook on board during our 2014-2015 field service in Madagascar. Marlayna cooked up a storm and provided crew with the fuel they needed to help patients and keep the ship running! Marlayna now joins Chilliwack […]

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