Tofino Community Food Initiative
The Tofino Community Food Initiative is dedicated to breaking down the barriers that have led people to believe that West Coast food growing is near impossible. It is not! Through gardening workshops and community projects the Tofino Community Food Initiative seeks to spread knowledge on how to grow bountiful food. By collaborating with key community groups their goal is to foster greater food security within the Clayoquot Sound Region.
Aeriosa productions meld artistic practice, technical innovation, and thoughtful risk management to change human perspectives of natural, social, and built landscapes. They produce dance and movement-based performances for the general public and provide workshops and educational activities in dance and other performing arts to the community.
This organization conducts research, monitoring, and educational outreach activities to promote stewardship of wetland habitats and conservation strategies for amphibians. They offer slide shows, workshops, and educational materials to the public. There are also volunteer opportunities to help with research, monitoring, and stewardship.
This annual celebration of west coast carvers is held each September in Tofino and Ucluelet and showcases traditional and contemporary west coast wood carving with exhibits, forums, feasts, workshops, and demonstrations.
The mission of the Cedar Coast Field Station is to preserve ecological health through place-based research and education that celebrates the cultural and biological diversity of Clayoquot Sound. The station provides researchers, educators, and students with resources and inspiring space to learn from the ecology of Clayoquot Sound in a nature-based setting. By working with a diverse set of partnering organizations and individuals, the field station is an interdisciplinary learning environment that is collaborative in nature and widely accessible.
Clayoquot Action is a Tofino-based conservation organization committed to protecting the biocultural diversity of Clayoquot Sound through public education, citizen research and monitoring, and advocacy. They are available for information, presentations, and discussions.
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 10-acre site that makes up the Clayoquot Campus is focused on supporting and upholding Indigenous governance, knowledge, and culture. Named for the traditional Nuu-chah-nulth cedar benches that are used for knowledge-sharing, the Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens include medicinal plants, ornamentals, sculptures, and water features. The Campus also offers the IISAAK Learning Lodge with programming focused on Indigenous-led conservation, and the (temporarily named) Little Costa Rica Café. The Clayoquot Campus is the inaugural satellite campus of the Pacific IPCA Innovation Centre.
Offering a variety of water-based and cultural excursions, Clayoquot Wild is a First Nations owned and operated business that runs year-round. First nation guides will share with you their intimate knowledge of the local waters and history of the Clayoquot area.
Eat West Coast is a regional food security initiative of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Eat West Coast collaborates with several organizations to address food issues and improve health.