Youth Empowering Youth

Welcome to the Ocean Action Page!

In this community you will find the activities, resources, and dialogues between youth across Canada and around the world - who have collaborated to make a difference in their communities, their schools and their countries. With the guidance of expert mentors as well as communicating with each others, youth around the world are taking up the challenge of conservation and impacting the world around them.

Explore through the different initiative and see how much these incredible young leaders care about their world, their oceans and their communities.

Latest Announcement

​G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge

Posted by Rachael B-I on April 20th, 2018

There is an exciting new opportunity from OceanWise Conservation Association and the Government of Canada called the G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge!

On January 1, 2018, Canada assumed Presidency of the G7 group of industrialized countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US). Canada’s presidency is orientated around 5 themes, one of which is “Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy”.

What is your vision for healthy and productive oceans in 2050?

What innovative solutions would you recommend be adopted to reach this goal?

We are calling all G7 youth who are 18-25 years old and have reached the age of majority in their country to submit a 2-minute video sharing their innovative solutions to challenges facing global ocean health. Applicants can submit their video and application in any one of the five G7 languages (English, French, German, Italian or Japanese). Judged by an international panel of youth ocean leaders, the winners will be mentored and will be able to join the G7 Environment Ministerial meetings in Canada in the fall. The contest is now open and will close on May 15th, 2018.

For more information, please visit our multi-lingual website and connect with @OceanWise through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #myoceans2050.

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