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Big coastline. Big water. Big responsibility.


So, you’re ready to roll up your sleeves? Awesome! Here are some amazing ways you can make a difference for the ocean. Let us know how you got involved by tagging #OceanWeekCanada.

The Ocean & Society Survey

Participate in the survey and webinars

Add your voice to a national survey on how people in Canada (You!) perceive, value, and interact with the ocean and local waterways that lead to it. The Ocean & Society Survey is launching in Canada on June 8th, World Ocean Day, as part of the Ocean Week Canada 2024 celebrations.

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Water Rangers Testkits

Test the water quality of your local waterbody. The first step to protecting water is learning what’s in it.

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Switch to Cold

Small act. Positive impact​.

Microfibres from our laundry are one of the largest sources of microplastics pollution in the ocean. Washing in cold helps clothes last longer, fade less and reduces the amount of microfibres that shed from fabrics. To learn more about this campaign, led by Metro Vancouver, and what else you can do to make an impact, visit the link below.

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Speak Up for The Ocean with Nature Canada

The Canadian government has promised to protect 30 percent of Canada’s Ocean territory by 2030. Hold the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard accountable by sending them a letter using this form today!

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Shoreline Cleanups

Organize a beach or shoreline cleanup in your community. Litter harms wildlife and ecosystems, but you can help to restore them by picking up trash. Many organizations lead and support beach and shoreline cleanups. Check out these and get involved: Ocean Wise - Canadawide ; Surfrider Foundation Canada - BC ; Mission 1000 tonnes - Québec.

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High Seas Treaty

The high seas are the maritime area that lies beyond the areas under the jurisdiction of any/all countries. In other words, the high seas form the international waters. The high seas take up half of the world's surface and account for 65% of the surface area of the global ocean and 90% of their volume. They belong to no one and are the responsibility of everyone! Currently, they are not protected. The High Seas Treaty aims to change this, becoming the world’s first international law to safeguard marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Canada has not yet ratified this treaty.

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Stop Plastic Pollution

Nearly 90% of plastic waste in Canada ends up in landfills, incinerators, lakes, parks and the global ocean. Plastic pollution hurts the wildlife we love, the planet we live on and, ultimately, us. We can all take individual action to limit our plastic consumption. We also need national and international action to solve the problem as plastic production and pollution continues to increase. Countries, including Canada, are negotiating an international treaty that could set limits on global plastic production. But it’s not a done deal.

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iNaturalist

iNaturalist is like having a huge guide for identifying plant and animal species in your pocket, but in mobile format! Identify species, capture your observations and contribute towards the improvement of biodiversity knowledge of Parks Canada sites across the country. It's nature at your fingertips!

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