The Ministry to Seafarers (M2S)

Welcome home, seafarers

We're here to care for your needs while you're visiting the Port of Montreal, through daily ship visits, providing free transportation, advocacy and offering you a safe, relaxing place that you can call your home-away-from-home. We have free Wi-Fi at the Seafarers' Centre. Let us know how we can make your stay enjoyable! 

Seafarers' Centre Hours

Presently we are open Monday to Friday from 12h00 to 18h00. Our chaplains are on call on the weekends.
On the weekends, please message us on Facebook or Instagram if you need anything.
Note: Transport Canada allows 4 hours of shore leave for seafarers. Please refer to this Safety Bulletin for more information.

Chat to a Chaplain: Pastoral Support

Seafarers, we are here for you! If you want to chat live with a chaplain from the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) team, it will be our pleasure to connect you with one of our member’s Chaplains in your timezone. Click the Chat button below.

Download our free app

Use our app to request a free pick up, a SIM card delivery to your ship or to find encouragement with daily devotionals. We'll also keep you posted about our monthly events and other happenings at the Seafarers' Centre. The app is free!  

Today for Seafarers Daily Devotional

Today for Seafarers, Volume 2: Seafarers, this second edition of our free daily devotional has been written specifically with your unique needs and challenges in mind.

We would like to thank Back to God Ministries International for taking on this project, as well as Dr. Jason Zuidema who wrote both editions of Today for Seafarers. Jason has had much experience with seafarers as a former chaplain and now as the Executive Director of the North American Maritime Ministry Association.

Note: Seafarer Centers wishing to order and purchase copies of Volume 2, please download the order form, fill it in and send it to us. We are sold out of Volume 1.

Prayer Requests

We have a group of people who pray every month for the needs of seafarers. If you have a specific prayer request, please let us know and we'd be happy to pray for you all month long. You may remain anonymous.

WeCare: Financial & Social Wellbeing

The Mission to Seafarers, an organization dedicated to seafarer welfare, created WeCare, a wellbeing program offering free courses on mental health awareness. We are happy to provide a link to their materials and we encourage you to reach out to them directly for more information.

“Thank you so much. Really big help. We are expecting some goods in Europe last time but they did not come. The guys are sending their warmest gratitude to you. Hope to see you before I sign off next month. Merci beaucoup.”

— Neil, a seafarer in port during the COVID-19 pandemic —

The warm home of every seafarer visiting Montreal.

— seafarer, Bosco Moniz —

It is obvious that you do your work for us from a different perspective than what I have found in other seafarers clubs.

— a Hindu seafarer —

Your labour of love is highly valued and appreciated for U all bring smiles to those who are far far away from the love n warmth of their families! Extending a heartfelt thanks for the Christmas gifts! 

— an Indian seafarer —

Thanks a million seafarers club of Montreal. One of the best in the world.

— Roozbeh Mamlatdar, seafarer —