Volunteer Opportunities

The MNCTP pays tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Canadian, Allied Merchant Navy, and American Merchant Marine Veterans that served during World

War I and World War II.  And just as importantly, it educates Canadians about their countries historical contributions internationally.

In this way, the MNCTP is currently seeking highly motivated and dedicated volunteers to fill a number of critical positions that contribute to the achievement of the organizational Vision, Mission, and Goals. The MNCTP offers opportunities that enable the individual to:

Engage The Passing of the Torch – Educating Future Generations

Passing the Torch – Educating Future Generations

Today, the typical age of our Merchant Seaman is mid-to-late 80s and 90s, and their attrition rate is very high.  Paying fair tribute to the tens of thousands of Merchant Navy Veterans that served during both World Wars compels us to educate Canadians about their countries historical contributions at home and internationally, with particular focus on our youth.

With the on-going threat of their amazing tales of sacrifice, courage, risk, and adventure being lost to future generations, we wish to ensure that these memories will not be forgotten and are properly preserved.

Promote the Canadian Identity

Promoting the Canadian Identity

This project supports the priorities of the Government of Canada and in particular the mandate of Veterans Affairs Canada in respect to building a unified national perception of our history.

Honour our Forgotten Heroes

Honour our Forgotten Heroes

For over half-a-century, the valiant stories of our seafarers and the price they paid for our freedom were not remembered or honoured during the regular Veterans’ remembrance ceremonies.

While the regular Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel were recognized for their contributions and sacrifices, the Merchant Navy seamen were nowhere to be found.

As the ‘Fourth Arm’ of the Canadian Forces, this project promotes their heroism, and helps to establish an equal footing with their regular armed forces brethren.

Express Canada’s Gratitude

Express Canada’s Gratitude

The passing of Bill C-411, An Act to establish Merchant Navy Veterans Day, establishing September 3rd as the official day of remembrance, provided an historical precedent whereby every year we continue to recognize them – the leadership roles of Canadian Parliamentarians paved the way, and we msut persist with our responsibility to build on this foundation.

Furthermore, many people are not aware of the history of the Canadian and Allied Merchant Navies, and the MNCTP is providing multiple avenues to foster this much-needed awareness.

Gain New Experiences and Insights
Give Back and Help Others
Create Connections with People
Acquire a Sense of Accomplishment
Build Career Options

The MNCTP currently has a partnership agreement with the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement at the University of Ottawa.  If you are a student at the University of Ottawa, or attend another college or university, and you would like additional information on career placement opportunities within this program/similar program area(s), please send an e-mail to: ouellettes@rogers.com

We are now seeking volunteers for the following positions: