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The Communications team continues to build upon CaNOE’s successful social media platforms, and creates and distributes the monthly SPLASHmail newsletter. They also endeavour to maintain interest and traffic on the CaNOE website, especially leading up to our biennial conferences, and provide communications magic to the other working groups.

Conference Planning

CaNOE hosts a biennial conference that engages our members with workshops, networking opportunities and resources to further ocean education across Canada. This dynamic group helps to plan the logistics of the conferences and create memorable and valuable experiences for our members. In non-conference years, they research and recommend other organizations’ events in which to partner and or participate.

Education and Outreach

This working group truly represents the essence of CaNOE by highlighting and distributing educational opportunities and building a database of ocean science resources for ocean educators across the country. This team works closely with our Communications team to bring exciting news and opportunities to your fingertips!

Finances and Fundraising

This group is responsible for managing CaNOE’s financial assets, and creating and maintaining important partnerships that support our ongoing projects. We ensure the financial security and longevity of the organization through the administration of funds and resources.

International Efforts and Activities

There are many organizations around the world doing novel work in the field of 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 concentrates on building and maintaining relationships with global ocean literacy groups and sharing their resources with our membership.


Our Membership team is looking at new ways to connect CaNOE members across the country both in person and online. We are also focused on promoting membership in the organization through various platforms and events that cater to a diverse network of ocean-minded people.

Strategic Planning

CaNOE has renewed our Strategic Plan that will guide us into the UN Decade of Ocean Science. This Working Group continuously reviews the strategic plan, coordinates short-term goals and annual work plans, as well as develops strategies to move forward with other like-minded organizations, such as the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition.