The ISSC Board of Directors established the “Peter G. Bernard Volunteer Recognition Award" in 2015 to recognize Peter's (pictured above) contribution to the Society as a member of the ISSC Board from 1977 to 2014 (37 years). This annual award seeks to recognize others that generously contribute their time to support the welfare of seafarers. We are seeking nominations of volunteers who have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the welfare of seafarers in a Canadian port. Deadline for the next nomination is May 10, 2019.
The 2018 Bursary application process has been closed and those winners will be announced shortly. We are now accepting applications for the ISSC Maritime Bursary 2019 created in honour of long serving director and corporate secretary Sue Hanby. The bursary is open to students who are enrolled in marine related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students that are preparing for a sea-going career.
The International Sailors' Society Canada is now accepting applications under our grant program. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance and provide details of operations in support of visiting seafarers in Canada. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2019.
To apply, submit the completed Grant Application Form to our offices before the deadline.