Welcome to the Ocean Bridge community!

Ocean Bridge connects Canadian youth from coast to coast to coast empowering them to make a difference towards ocean conservation. Each year 40 youth (ages 18-30) form a national team engaged in co-creating and delivering service projects for their home communities and two immersive expeditions addressing Ocean Health and Ocean Literacy in Canada. Ocean Bridge youth are empowered to make a difference towards ocean conservation through three program elements:

Who are the Ocean Bridge Ambassadors? 

Check out our map to learn more about the 2019 cohort of Ocean Bridge Ambassadors!

Keep an eye out for events in your community!

Every Ocean Bridge youth will serve their hometown with community service. Check out our calendar for event updates, programs, and involvement opportunities.

Are you a future ocean leader?

Applications for the 2020 Ocean Bridge cohorts – Pacific, Great Lakes, St. Lawrence and Atlantic – are now open! Click here to apply for Ocean Bridge 2020.

Keep in touch!

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Ocean Bridge at the 2019 Canadian Parks Conference in Québec City!

Posted by benjaminaube1 on October 22nd, 2019

Ocean Wise was proud to be represented by a trio of Ocean Bridge youth ambassadors at the 2019 Canadian Parks Conference in Québec City from October 7-10! The team of Marie-Philippe OuelletAriane Marchand and Shawn Gauthier had the chance to connect with other #NatureForAll Youth Champions, discuss the present and future of our parks and brainstorm solutions for bringing the youth voice to the table. See some of the pictures below from their trip – way to go Shawn, MP and Ariane!

 #NatureForAll Youth Champions at the 2019 Canadian Parks Conference
Ocean Bridgers MP Ouellet and Shawn Gauthier (second and third from left, respectively) engage with other #NatureForAll Youth Champions at the Canadian Parks Conference in Québec City.
Ocean Bridger Ariane Marchand bumped into Lisa McLaughlin, Vice President of Conservation Planning and Policy at Nature Conservancy Canada.
Getting to work!
Ocean Bridge's Ariane Marchand (centre) connects with Karen Keenleyside (left), Senior Advisor, #NatureForAll at Parks Canada, and Dawn Carr, Executive Director at Canadian Parks Council and Ocean Bridge Steering Committee member.
Ocean Bridge's MP Ouellet and other #NatureForAll Youth Champions with Parks Canada CEO Ron Hallman
Shawn Gauthier, Marie-Philippe (MP) Ouellet and Ariane Marchand at the 2019 Canadian Parks Conference in Québec City.

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