Canada has the longest coastline of any country on the planet, a whopping 15% percent of the entire world’s coast. Healthy oceans are vital to our communities, our health, and our economy. And while the ocean isn’t visible from our nation’s capital, it still defines much of what it means to be Canadian. From our values to our history, our food, and our lifestyles, we are truly an ocean nation, but we must keep working to ensure that our waters remain healthy for the benefit of future generations..
To boost new and innovative ideas around ocean awareness, World Wildlife Fund Canada and HUB Ottawa are partnering on a first of its kind microgrant, Ottawa Wave Makers. They will distribute $28,000 to fund projects that raise awareness about Canada’s oceans in the nation’s capital. Eligible projects include but are not limited to: campaigns, events, art installations, conferences, pop-up events, mobile applications, and workshops.
Ottawa Wave Makers will fund projects that:
- Creatively promote healthy oceans
- Reach diverse audiences
- Are a collaborative effort that involve multiple disciplines or sectors
- Empower action and increase awareness, participation and knowledge of ocean health
- Are solutions-oriented
Students on Ice is proud to support this initiative! Help us by spreading the word, and submit your ideas and funding applications here by April 30th, 2015. Build a team with your coworkers, friends, and community to create innovative solution-orientated project ideas. This is an opportunity for you to work differently with your team and coworkers, engage with your community, and inspire lasting change.
To learn more and apply: Ottawa Wave Makers