Mercy Ships Canada named as a top Canadian charity bringing high-impact positive change

Mercy Ships Canada was recently named as one of Circle Act’s Absolute Top 99.5% Charities in Canada who bring high-impact positive change! Thanks to our partners around the world, Mercy Ships is able to bring free healthcare and medical capacity building where it is needed most. While our ship is currently unable to provide aid in […]

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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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The Africa Mercy Arrives in Senegal

The world’s largest largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, has docked in Dakar, Senegal, where it will serve the population throughout the 2019-20 field service. The floating hospital is staffed by over 400 volunteers – including scores of Canadians – from nations around the world who donate their time and professional skills to treat […]

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Meet our International Crew: Yvonne Ferrari

[:en]As Yvonne Ferrari began to think about her retirement years, she knew she wanted to pursue volunteer work. She had worked for a number of years in the hospitality industry but wasn’t sure where her skills would fit in the mission field. When a friend shared a bit about Mercy Ships and its mission, Yvonne […]

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7 Packing Tips for Volunteers

[:en] Packing tips for Canadians headed to the Africa Mercy suggested by the crew who know what comes in handy, and/or have found themselves in a pickle once or twice!   1. If your headed to the ship long-term or are taking part in the sail to a new country, invest in a hammock. They can be hung […]

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Sahondra: A Long-Term Investment

Sahondra peeked outside the warehouse doors at the Africa Mercy. The world’s largest, non-profit hospital ship sat quietly on the dock. She marveled at the gentle giant and what it represents: hope and healing. The ship reminded Sahondra of another hospital ship, the Anastasis – a ship that brought her healing in 1996. Mercy Ships […]

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A Mother In Madagascar – Elvie and Noeline’s Story

Elvie is a little girl in our hospital ward who asked her mother, “Where is the sun?” The answer? “It’s on your mother’s face, little girl.” Elvie’s mother, Noeline, received an appointment card from Mercy Ships. Her daughter, Elvie, would receive free healthcare – a minor operation, a series of casts, and braces to correct the […]

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