Charitable Support

The purpose of the Marine Club has been a means to establish the promotion of the Great Lakes marine industry and to create the Good Works Program which supports seafarers, cadets and the future leaders in the maritime trade.

Over the past several years, the Marine Club has donated between $50,000 -$60, 000 to organizations such as, Georgian College, The Mission to Seafarers, The Toronto Brigantine and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corporation to name a few.

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic in 2020 and the inability to generate revenue through events due to social distancing restrictions, the decision has been made to cut back funding to these organizations. Our goal is to still donate what we can to the organizations that are operational and meet our primary focus of supporting the Great Lakes maritime industry as broadly as possible.

We believe that these organizations need our support now more than ever. We are looking for ways to continue our support. The best option we have at the moment is to continue to encourage Corporate Memberships which will be offered for a two-year period for a limited time.  We hope that your company will consider a corporate membership so that we can continue to support these important services and future employees on the Great Lakes.


About the organizations we support:

Georgian College (Marine Studies): Georgian College offers a complete education – and a full year of experience at sea – to get student ready a career in marine. Georgian College is Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research facility with instructors who are qualified experts.

The Mission to Seafarers: The Mission to Seafarers’ mission is to promote the spiritual, moral and physical well-being of Seafarers and their families world-wide. Founded in 1856, the Mission to Seafarers is a world-wide Anglican outreach ministry. Canada is a Region of the world-wide mission. Ten stations in Canada provide service ranging from Seafarers’ Centres with full-time chaplains in Halifax and Vancouver, and Centres with part-time Chaplains in Saint John, Oshawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Thunder Bay, Chaplains that function out of parish churches in Windsor and Sarnia (St. Clair Region). Each Canadian Mission is locally funded, run by its own Board of Directors and each has its own Charitable Registration Number.

Toronto Brigantine: The Toronto Brigantine’s mission is to bring together youth from diverse backgrounds and experiences and, through sail training, foster personal growth, the development of practical skills, the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices and an appreciation of the rich marine history of the Great Lakes.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corporation: Royal Canadian Sea Cadets learn about the naval and maritime environment by participating in a variety of activities on and off the water. Sea Cadets specialize in sailing, seamanship, shipboard life, naval communications, power boat handling, boat repair, and marine engineering. Selected senior cadets have the opportunity to attend international exchanges, to sail aboard a Tall Ship or participate in ship deployments aboard Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ship.



Good Works Program

Scheduled events held throughout the year help to provide the Marine Club with the funds to ensure charities within the industry receive needed donation.

Your participation in events helps! Visit the Events page to view the full annual calendar. “One Organization providing many ways to give back to the marine industry.

Each year the Marine Club provides funding totaling over $55,000 to marine associated charities. These funds help many organizations and initiatives,
such as:


Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps:

  • RCSCC Illustrious
  • RCSCC Haida
  • RCSCC Mt.Batten
  • RCSCC Falkland
  • RCSCC Whitby
  • RCSCC Triumph
  • RCSCC Windsor

Mission to Seafarers:

  • Southern Ontario
  • Southern Ontario Event
  • Sarnia (St. Clair)
  • Thunder Bay
  • Windsor


  • Scarborough Sea Cadets #176
  • Toronto Brigantine
  • Sponsor – Women in Shipping Event (4 Students)
  • Ship Tour (Bus & Meal)

Georgian College:

  • Engineering Cadet – 1st Year
  • Engineering Cadet – 2nd Year
  • Navigation Cadet – 1st Year
  • Navigation Cadet – 2nd Year
  • Navigation Cadet – 3rd Year
  • Engineering Cadet – 1st Year
  • Engineering Cadet – 2nd Year
  • Marine Engineering Management

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