About SCA International


Over 100 years ago, William Henderson, with a vision to see every person in Canada reached for Christ, traveled on foot, and later with a large sleigh, into the wilderness of the Canadian north, his backpack heavy with tracts and Christian literature. Later, other equally committed men like Oswald J. Smith (founder of People’s Church in Toronto) joined him in his ministry. They visited and set up their Bible studies in the lumber camps where the “jacks” lived in “shanties”. Whenever one of these missionaries came near the camp, the workers would call to each other, “Here comes the Shantyman” .


SCA International (originally Shantymen Christian Association established in 1906) continues to reach Canada with the Message of the Good News of Christ.  It is currently actively involved with the distribution of a pocket size Gospel of John booklet entitled “Can Anything Last Forever?”, sponsorship of children through our Send-A-Child to Camp sponsorship program and our newest Internship Program through Christian Seminaries. We are presently in a transition period and operating from various locations. Our physical address is: 1142 Meadowvale Drive, London, ON, N6K 5B5 and the mailing address is: P.O. Box 21505 Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 8J1. Stay connected with us during this time of our transition. There’s much more to come!