Do you want to get more involved in CaNOE? Join one of our Working Groups! Click on the title of a group to send an email.
Membership (New Working Group)
Our new membership working group will examine the current and future structure of CaNOE membership, including categories, membership fees, and benefits. They will also look for new ways to connect members and ways to promote membership in the organization. This working group will also investigate opportunities for regional chapters (hey, it’s a big country!).
Education and Outreach (New Working Group)
The new education and outreach working group will work closely with the communications working group, but will focus on finding and distributing educational opportunities and building a database of ocean science resources for both formal and informal ocean educators.
International Efforts and Activities (New Working Group)
There are many organizations around the world doing good work in ocean literacy, and we want to spread their news, build on their successes, and share our own experiences with a global audience. This working group will focus on building and maintaining relationships with global ocean literacy groups and sharing their resources with our membership.
In 2016, the Strategic Planning WG developed a Strategic Plan to guide CaNOE. The focus of this WG will now turn to developing short-term goals and annual work plans based on our long-term goals.
The Communications WG will build upon CaNOE’s successful social media platforms, and will continue to create and distribute the monthly SPLASHmail newsletter. This year, the group also plans to create an overarching communications strategy and increase traffic on the CaNOE website.
Finances and Fundraising
How are we going to ‘pay the bills’? What are funding strategies that work well for a national network? This group focuses on keeping CaNOE’s finances in check and seeks grant opportunities to move forward.
After a great deal of success with developing governance documents, this WG will now turn to overseeing CaNOE’s governance, including bylaw compliance and review, the BC Societies Act, Board elections, and internal matters.
Aren’t conferences a blast? We learned a lot hosting the 2015 and 2016 Ocean Literacy conferences, and CaNOE wants to make sure the next one is even better. This group plans the program, picks the venue, holds the call for presenters, and of course, pulls it all together for the big day.