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Ocean Allies

Ocean Allies

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Ocean Allies is a project-based initiative that partners with key organizations and plans targeted, strategic activities to support a more diverse and inclusive workforce in Canada’s ocean economy. We aim to help oceans organizations:

  • Define success
  • Implement training
  • Change systems
  • Improve access and remove barriers
  • Influence innovation

Register for a workshop

Increasing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDI&A) shouldn’t be a limited initiative; it requires moral action and investment in employee training. Ocean Allies has partnered with NSCC to deliver 3 workshops for your employees.

Trans Inclusion: Awareness and Allyship

Understand the basics around gender and gender binary, transgender concepts, gender pronouns and gendered spaces. The outcomes of this course are to provide you with introductory-level concepts regarding gender diversity to support your EDI&A learning journey.

  • Length: 2 hours
  • Delivery: Online asynchronous
  • Credential: Certificate of Completion

Register now for Trans Inclusion

Striving for Equity and Building Bridges

Learn skills and practices to create a welcoming learning environment that fosters and encourages diversity and inclusion. Get support with EDA&I concepts, identity and intersectionality, and discuss unconscious bias, privilege, microaggressions, agency and allyship.

  • Length: 8 hours
  • Delivery: Online asynchronous
  • Credential: Certificate of Completion

Register now by completing the Striving for Equity and Building Bridges Registration Form (PDF 89.3KB) and submitting it to

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Oceans Sector

Learn skills to support team, organizational and cultural inclusion practices, challenge perceptions and biases within interactions with others and apply strategies to build inclusive practices in a complex environment.

  • Length: 15 hours
  • Delivery: Online asynchronous
  • Credential: Certificate of Completion

Register now by completing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Oceans Sector Registration Form (PDF 89.3KB) and submitting it to 

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