The Toronto and Hamilton branches of the Mission to Seafarers are amalgamating, under the new name The Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario.
“All concerned are happy to agree to this merger of maritime ministry that will extend services from Oshawa through Toronto, Hamilton and St. Catharines,” said a spokesperson in a press release.
The Rev. David Mulholland will be moving from his position as chaplain and executive director of the Toronto branch to the position of chaplain emeritus, with duties extending around the Golden Horseshoe.
He said the amalgamation will allow for better deployment of chaplains throughout the area. “It will bring together, in a team effort, a greater number of staff and volunteers in the task of cooperative, ecumenical ministering to seafarers.”
The Mission to Seafarers is a world-wide ministry that provides help and support to 1.3 million men and women around the world who work on ships or in the shipping industry. It has chaplains and volunteers in 260 ports, including clubhouses in 100 ports that provide seafarers with a home away from home.
To learn more about The Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario, call 416-469-5391.