Our Regional Partners
Our region is home to close to 100 community organizations with varied areas of focus. The mandates of the organizations featured here include education. They may have courses, program or events that can be searched in Find Your Course or Events. They may also be available to your group for custom educational activities or information sessions, just ask!
The CBT conducts and supports research, education, and programs that advance conservation, build our understanding of natural processes in the marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and promote the health of individuals and communities through the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Region. The CBT is available to provide background on the history of the creation of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the region in general. The organization operates a remote research cabin in Sydney Inlet and also administers Leadership Vancouver Island, a community focused, grassroots leadership program inspiring and building capacity for outstanding leadership, learning, and service.
The Raincoast Education Society aims to help shape an environmentally sustainable future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region through education and community stewardship. Their activities include summer camps, school programs, and support for local governments and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to become more environmentally sustainable. The RES hosts two major events each year: the Shorebird Festival in May and the Lantern Festival in August. The RES also runs the Tofino Ambassador Program, which provides training to local residents and seasonal workers to increase local knowledge and improve community relations with visitors.
The HOSS facilitates and encourages outdoor, environmental, and cultural education and relevant skills training from their school in the traditional territories of the Hesquiaht First Nation.
A First Nations owned company, T’ashii Paddle School specializes in outdoor education including cultural interpretation and paddle instruction for locals and tourists in the traditional territories of the Tla-o- qui-aht First Nation."T'ashii" is a Tla-o-qui-aht word meaning path on land or on water. Our vision is to create a path to learning and connection with the natural environment through paddling.
Tofino Nature Kids offers education programs for locals and visitors to the area that explore the relationship between culture and nature. Their programs are inspired by elements of the 8 Shields mentoring model, Waldorf Education and the Forest School model.
Dedicated to the promotion, protection, and expansion of scenic walking trails which showcase the unique natural and cultural treasures of the Ucluelet Peninsula. The society has developed interpretive signage and delivers educational programming about culture, history, and nature on the trail and at local beaches.
"Quuquuatsa" translates to "the language we speak" and this organization’s vision is to have a fluent Nuu-chah-nulth society/community. The organization plans, advocates, and works to rebuild practices of speaking, thinking, hearing, seeing, and dreaming in the Nuu-chah-nulth languages through preserving, learning, and teaching.
For more information contact 250-723-8555; firstname.lastname@example.org