Ocean Wise Youth
Ocean Wise Youth programs empower young people with life and work skills, supporting lasting civic engagement essential for our oceans to remain healthy and flourishing for generations to come.
Explore our programs
Ocean Wise Youth programs connect Canadian youth from coast-to-coast-to-coast empowering them with life and professional skills, supporting lasting civic engagement essential for our oceans to remain healthy and flourishing for generations to come. Funded by the Canada Service Corps (CSC) we run three different programs each year.
A 16-week microgrant program that provides Canada Service Corps (CSC) alumni with the tools to scale up a pre-existing service project and produce expansion plans that focus on the long-term sustainability of the project.
Youth leaders from urban and rural communities coached through the co-creation of service opportunities related to ocean health and ocean literacy
Ocean Bridge, Direct Action and YouthToSea ambassadors have engaged over 100,000 children, youths, and adults in ocean health and literacy activities.
To date, youth leaders have completed over 220,000 service hours in the name of ocean conservation
Ocean Wise Youth ambassadors and alumni have been awarded over 170 Youth Ocean Action Grants in support of their service projects