About the Grant Program
In February 2023, the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) launched the Ocean Literacy Community Grants program. Identified as a priority action in the Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy, this grant program provides more accessible funding opportunities for community-driven ocean literacy initiatives that are regionally, culturally, and linguistically relevant.
The Blue Schools Canada (BSC) Experiential Learning Grant, one of three grant types currently offered by COLC, provides funding to schools to offset costs of experiential activities related to ocean-water-climate learning in Canada. The BSC Experiential Learning Grant was developed to encourage outdoor field studies, such as boots-to-the-ground excursions to local coastlines, waterways, and conservation areas; indoor visits to aquariums and marine science centres; hands-on learning such as scientist, waterkeeper/water guardian or artist-led classroom/school talks and workshops; and community science activities (e.g., water monitoring; shoreline clean-ups with debris analysis, etc).