Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

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About

Globally-minded. Ecosystem-oriented. Community-driven.

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) delivers programs and initiatives that enhance community and ecosystem vitality in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region on the central west coast of Vancouver Island. We model sustainable ways for human societies to thrive in balance with our natural environments.

Since 2000, we have focused on: facilitating and coordinating healthy community and ecosystem initiatives; empowering youth to make positive change; and co-leading sustainability research, education and training. From publishing Vital Signs, a community-health snapshot, to showcasing sustainability solutions and leading ecosystem research, we work with our communities to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development.

As part of the national and international UNESCO Biosphere and Community Foundation networks, our local solutions can make global contributions. Your generous donation will allow us to participate meaningfully in our national and international networks. For example, we present our contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals at gatherings of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and beyond, as well as annual meetings of community foundations where we present our small grants programs and innovative investment model that aligns our values and investments with our local impact.

With your support, we will have the opportunity to share our learning and contribute to the global movement for a more sustainable future.

Key contact:
Rebecca Hurwitz, Executive Director
rebecca@clayoquotbiosphere.org

About

Globally-minded. Ecosystem-oriented. Community-driven.

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) delivers programs and initiatives that enhance community and ecosystem vitality in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region on the central west coast of Vancouver Island. We model sustainable ways for human societies to thrive in balance with our natural environments.

Since 2000, we have focused on: facilitating and coordinating healthy community and ecosystem initiatives; empowering youth to make positive change; and co-leading sustainability research, education and training. From publishing Vital Signs, a community-health snapshot, to showcasing sustainability solutions and leading ecosystem research, we work with our communities to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development.

As part of the national and international UNESCO Biosphere and Community Foundation networks, our local solutions can make global contributions. Your generous donation will allow us to participate meaningfully in our national and international networks. For example, we present our contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals at gatherings of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and beyond, as well as annual meetings of community foundations where we present our small grants programs and innovative investment model that aligns our values and investments with our local impact.

With your support, we will have the opportunity to share our learning and contribute to the global movement for a more sustainable future.

Key contact:
Rebecca Hurwitz, Executive Director
rebecca@clayoquotbiosphere.org

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • No poverty

    As a community foundation, the CBT reduces poverty through local community capacity building programs and community health initiatives. We conduct biennial Vital Signs reports measuring local indicators of community wellbeing, as well as a biennial Living Wage report, which identifies the cost of living in the area. Both reports are used by local employers and governments as a decision-making tool. The CBT supports local businesses and entrepreneurs, and promotes sustainable economic development initiatives facilitated by West Coast NEST, CBT's education tourism initiative.

  • Zero hunger

    Through our Eat West Coast food security hub initiative, the CBT supports local food security initiatives including creation and management of food gardens, food preservation workshops, and revitalization of traditional food knowledge. CBT is also an active member of the Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable, and manages two funds dedicated to revitalizing wild salmon stocks (Salmon is a vital traditional and contemporary food source in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region).

  • Good health and well-being

    We convene and administratively house the Coastal Community Resources Coalition, a network of local community health service providers that meets monthly to share resources, build working relationships, reduce service duplication and overall increase community health service quality on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

  • Quality education

    We provide annual field trip and scholarship funding to all local schools in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region. We also have a research and education granting stream that routinely funds education projects, such as outdoor education. Through the Coastal Family Resources Coalition described under SDG 3, we also coordinate regional literacy initiatives including Nuu-chah-nulth Language Revitalization.

  • Gender equality

    As an organization, we ensure that all our practices and policies promote gender equality internally and externally support other organizations in the community through our granting and programming to promote and achieve gender equality.

  • Clean water and sanitation

    We promote clean water and sanitation through our mandate to enhance the vitality of our communities and ecosystems. Through our granting and programming, we support local research and advocacy around both environmental and infrastructural determinants of clean water.

  • Decent work and economic growth

    We conduct biennial Vital Signs reports measuring local indicators of community wellbeing, as well as a biennial Living Wage report, which identifies the cost of living in the area. Both reports are used by local employers and governments as a decision-making tool.

  • Reduced inequalities

    As an organization, we ensure that all our practices and policies reduce inequality internally. One example of how we do this is by ensuring diversity of perspectives on our board and our grantmaking committees, as well as through our hiring policies. Externally, we support other organizations in the community through our granting and programming to reduce inequalities.

  • Sustainable cities and communities

    In the context of building a sustainable community, we advocate for the needs of those in vulnerable situations - women, children, persons with disabilities, and older persons- through initiatives like our Vital Signs report, Living Wage report, and convening Vital Conversations on topics like the transition to the hospitality and tourism economy. We also support many other sustainable development initiatives through our granting areas, such as Community Development.

  • Climate action

    As a member of both the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association and the Community Foundations of Canada, we are involved in national climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives, which we promote locally through our granting and programming.

  • Life below water

    We work to enhance the health of marine and aquatic ecosystems through our granting and programming. Examples of this include funding habitat restoration initiatives and ocean plastic mitigation projects. We also actively participate in the Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable and house the Clayoquot Sound Wild Salmon Fund, which both support the health of wild salmon populations.

  • Life on land

    We support the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services through our granting and programming. This includes funding and coordinating environmental research and restoration initiatives, as well as facilitating dialogue about (and advocating for) sustainable patterns of human activity within the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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Thanks to our supporters

Aeroplan Contribution
1,126 points donated
23/07/2020
Lai M
BC
4,078 points donated
17/11/2022
Gayathri R
5,000 points donated
09/11/2022
Mami U
BC
1,000 points donated
06/01/2022
Armaity H
ON
1,000 points donated
20/06/2021
Michael K
AB
30,000 points donated
11/05/2021
Anonymous
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01/02/2021
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11/01/2021
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
02/01/2021
Anonymous
1,026 points donated
17/12/2020
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17/12/2020
Garth D
MB
2,267 points donated
22/07/2020
Anonymous
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21/07/2020
Anonymous
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14/07/2020
Anonymous
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14/07/2020
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AB
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BC
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23/09/2019
Harriet K
WA
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23/09/2019
Anonymous
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23/09/2019
Carson B
BC
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16/09/2019