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“Seafarers’ Welfare in Canada”
Montreal, Quebec — April 13, 2018


The efficient flow of goods through Canada’s waters is essential to our economic success. The proficiency and safety of logistics chains and cargo operations is a miracle of our modern world, but the real strength of the maritime industry – both domestic and foreign – is its people. Yet, due to the intensely global nature of shipping and the unavoidable stress on the shipping industry to keep costs down, it is often the crews of ships that feel the heaviest pressures of the sector. Industry, labour, and government stakeholders continually dialogue to safeguard the welfare of seafarers, notably through the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. This one-day seminar gathers a wide network of those interested in seafarers’ welfare in Canada to expand the conversation and cultivate a network of support for the benefit of seafarers.


Montreal Seafarers’ Center, 200, rue de la Commune Ouest, Montreal (at the end of Alexandra Pier) H2Y4B2


$65CAD ($50USD) - to pay by credit card click here


  • 9 a.m. - seminar registration
  • 9:30 a.m. - welcome and seminar sessions 1 and 2
  • 12 p.m. - buffet lunch (included in registration)
  • 1 p.m. - seminar sessions 3 and 4
  • 3 p.m. - seminar conclusion and standing reception 


  • Elisabeth Bertrand, Transport Canada
  • Patrice Caron, VP, Seafarers international Union, Canada
  • Yoss Leclerc, President & CEO, Logistro Consulting International, Inc. and board member, International Sailors' Society Canada
  • Katherine Lippel, University of Ottawa
  • Barbara Neis, Memorial University Newfoundland
  • Desai Shan, University of Ottawa
  • Jason Zuidema, North American Maritime Ministry Association
  • Others to be announced

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