June 3-12, 2022
It is an annual national celebration of ocean events, learning, and engagement held during World Ocean Week (June 8). We’re recognising the importance of the ocean in our daily lives and how local waterways connect us all to it through events and learning activities. Contribute to raising public awareness and celebrating Canada’s connection to coastal areas, the ocean, and watersheds.
The Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) project office coordinates Ocean Week Canada on a national level. COLC is a coalition of organizations, networks, institutions, and communities working together to improve ocean literacy in Canada.
Ocean Week Canada debuted in June 2021, with 22 virtual national events attended by over 20,000 Canadians and viewed by over 100,000 after the event.
Along with a collaborative program of national events and activities held during World Ocean Week, community-scale events held across the country are also promoted through the Ocean Week Canada website and partner communications network. Ocean Week Canada, a first for 2022, will kick off a summer-long Ocean Festival that will lay the groundwork for ocean awareness as Canada prepares to host the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver.
We can inspire action to ensure a healthy ocean for future generations if we work together.
Find out more about the Ocean Festival