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The establishment of the Seafarers’ Welfare Board, facilitated by Transport Canada, will be an important and much-needed mechanism for systematically integrating the ongoing collective efforts of many stakeholders to improve seafarers’ welfare in Canada.”Debbie MurraySeafarers’ Welfare Board Chairperson (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)

To read the official announcement of the establishment of the National Welfare Board click on the following link

There is always more that can be done but Canada is doing much and in many cases leading the way in advocating for the welfare of seafarers.