Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition
Empowering Canadians to better understand, value, and care for the ocean
What is the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition?
The Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) is an alliance of organizations, networks, institutions, and communities working together to better understand and advance ocean literacy in Canada.
We coordinate and lead collaborative action across organizations, regions, sectors, and scales. Our work focuses on education and engagement, research and impact, leadership and advocacy.
Ocean literacy is about our relationship with the ocean.
Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy
The National Strategy was developed by Canadians, for Canadians, through an evidence-based and community-driven engagement process in which over 400 organizations and more than 3,000 Canadians participated.
What is Ocean Literacy?
Ocean literacy is widely defined as an understanding of how the ocean influences us and how we influence the ocean.
In Canada, it is about our relationship with the ocean and the waterways that connect us, inland to the sea.