Discover the many projects that COLC is a part of
As we work together to implement and advance the Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy, our projects are collaborative and national in scope, focusing on three priority areas: Education & Engagement, Research & Impact, Leadership & Advocacy
National & International Presentation
COLC lead staff are regularly invited to present at national and international conferences, forums, and events to highlight the ocean literacy work being done in Canada and to help advocate for the relevance and advancement of ocean literacy globally.
All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance
The All-Atlantic Ocean multi-stakeholder platform is made up of experts from northern and southern Atlantic countries, including academia, industry, funding agencies and NGOs, and is divided into 5 sub-multi-stakeholder platforms.
Ocean Literacy Dialogues
The aim of the Ocean Literacy Dialogues series is to co-organize public events that enable knowledge exchange across different geographical and socio-cultural contexts, and that catalyze action as we work together to achieve the overarching goal of the UN Ocean Decade (2021-2030)
ECOP Canada About ECOP Canada ECOP Canada is the Canadian network for the Global ECOP program, endorsed by the UN Ocean Decade. ECOP Canada aims
Ocean Literacy Community Grants
Collective efforts to establish an ocean literacy community microgrant program are underway.
Ocean Week Canada
Ocean Week Canada is an annual national celebration of ocean events, learning, and engagement.
Coastal Connection Challenge
This workshop series is co-designing an engaging and inclusive campaign to mobilize Canadian youth, increase awareness of the Ocean Decade, why it matters, and how to get involved.
Blue Schools Canada
In June 2021, the All-Atlantic Blue Schools Network (AA-BSN) was formally launched.
Blue Futures Pathways
Blue Futures Pathways, led by the Students on Ice Foundation, connects youth across Canada with education, employment, and funding opportunities to inspire and support them in developing successful careers in the Sustainable Blue Economy.
Stories for Stream2Sea
Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to share stories of their connection with the ocean and how this connection may be changing.
Ocean Literacy Research Community
COLC served as the lead applicant and co-organizer of the Developing a Global Ocean Literacy Research Program satellite activity at the first UN Ocean Decade Laboratory: An Inspiring & Engaging Ocean which took place on July 7-8th, 2021.
Ocean Literacy With All
Ocean Literacy With All is a Decade endorsed program led by IOC-UNESCO, together with a global team of partners, including COLC.