What is the nearest body of water to you?

Is it the ocean? Or is it a lake? A river? A creek?  Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world, but nearly 30 million Canadians live inland. Ocean Week Canada is a chance to celebrate our diverse connections to the ocean and all waters that lead to it, from coast to coast to coast and everywhere in between.

Regardless of where you call home, the ocean is vital to our well-being. It provides us with clean air, food, and medicines. It regulates weather and climate; it is home to countless species. The ocean is connected to so many aspects of our lives: culture, transportation, economies, livelihoods, recreation, and more.

Ocean Week Canada’s Vision:

We work together, from coast to coast to coast, to advance awareness and celebrate World Ocean(s) Day – June 8th. We recognize the important role the ocean plays in our everyday lives and the lives of future generations.

Ocean Week Canada:

amplifies and supports community events taking place in celebration of the annual World Ocean(s) Day –  June 8th

coordinates and collaborates on a shared program of national events and activities to be held during the week of World Ocean(s) Day

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National Events

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Community Events

Oceans Week Victoria

Oceans Week Victoria is a collaboration among local community organizations to help people learn and care about their big blue backyard. Oceans Week events include educational and recreational activities that explore and interact with our oceans.

https://www.oceansweekvictoria.ca

Plastic Pollution & Shoreline Cleanup

As part of a 6-month program with Ottawa Riverkeeper, Youth Water Leaders in the kitchi sipi/Ottawa River watershed will learn about plastic pollution through shoreline cleanups in our communities using our new iCleanup app.

Program participants engage in community-based scientific monitoring, learn about a wide range of water issues from regional experts, and become advocates for a healthy watershed from headwaters to the ocean for all species and people.

https://ottawariverkeeper.ca/what-we-do-2/initiatives/youth-water-leaders-program/

Semaine de l’Océan – chapitre québécois

Un festival pour l’océan et le Saint-Laurent du 1er au 8 juin 2021.

Parce qu’on protège ce que l’on aime #semainedelocean #SDO2021

Un projet signé par l’Organisation Bleue

Programmation : https://www.semainedelocean.ca/?fbclid=IwAR0kGUgIxWKUA5_m7eCLQkgS7d1cYGOBu6XufEbHzIVX-jGW2rC_fneKm1I 

Ocean Week Halifax 

A community-based, youth-led initiative that supports our growing ocean community to connect with one another and important ocean solutions here in Nova Scotia. In 2019, we hosted more than 40 events with the support of over 35 organizations over 10 days of celebration. 

www.oceansweek.ca 

St John’s: World Oceans Day

Virtual World Oceans Week activities between June 5- 8, 2021. Showcasing interactive and educational activities related to our oceans and fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world!

https://www.facebook.com/WODNL/?ref=page_internal

Sustainable Ocean Conference

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June 7th, 8pm ADT: Coastal Seas Documentary

Explore the coastal seas virtually with the 2020-2021 Masters of Marine Management class at Dalhousie University! You can watch the documentary free on youtube and join the live tweet discussion using the hashtag: #SOCDocTalks. Follow our social media for more event details.

June 8th, 7pm ADT: Marine Trivia

The 2020-2021 Master of Marine Management Class at Dalhousie University is hosting a Marine Trivia event to celebrate World Ocean Day! Join fellow ocean-lovers and challenge your marine knowledge with this free, virtual team trivia event. Follow our social media for more event details.

June 11th, 8pm ADT: High Seas Documentary

Explore the high seas virtually with the 2020-2021 Masters of Marine Management class at Dalhousie University! You can watch the documentary free on youtube and join the live tweet discussion using the hashtag: #SOCDocTalks. Follow our social media for more event details.

Nature Illustration Workshop

June 5th, 10am PDT / 2pm ADT

This is an opportunity to learn how to illustrate marine life. Enjoy this fun and exciting illustration workshop with the guidance of artist, Bea Martin. The first workshop will teach you how to draw a hermit crab and the second, a winter skate. Join one or both! Bring along some friends and family, to share the joy of such a memorable event. This event is hosted by the Back to the Sea Society and sponsored by the Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE).

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Want to be involved in Ocean Week Canada 2022? Be in touch at OceanWeekCan@colcoalition.ca