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Community Partners

The Centre’s mission is achieved through the strength and diversity of its relationships. It works with natural resource firms, First Nations, municipalities and regional districts, federal and provincial organizations and other educational institutions to address opportunities and challenges that arise.

Community Partners

BCARIN leave site – The British Columbia Applied Research and Innovation Network connects colleges and community partners and helps build partnerships that support a variety of needs and outcomes.

Beaver Lodge Trust leave site – Located in Campbell River, Beaver Lodge Forest Lands were gifted to the Province of British Columbia by the Elk River Timber Company, and are used in experimental work in reforestation and forest management.

BC Salmon Farmers Association leave site – The BC Salmon Farmers Association facilitates cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and provides a liaison between industry and government.

Cermaq leave site – Cermaq, an international fish farming group, supports the creation of sustainable aquaculture in major salmon farming regions worldwide.

The CHEO Project leave site – CHEO is a pediatric health and research center which provides family-centered patient care and supports pioneering methods of research and development.

Columbia Science – Columbia Science provides specialized taxonomic analysis of marine benthic invertebrates as an integral part of marine assessment and monitoring projects.

Comox Valley Regional District leave site - The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

Comox Valley Tech Roundtable – Starting in 2014, the Comox Valley Tech Roundtable works to create a culture of support for innovators and entrepreneurs in the North Island region.

Custom Gourmet leave site – Custom Gourmet specializes in quality, creative food choices while remaining committed to supporting community, sustainability, and positive environmental outcomes.

Creative Salmon leave site – Creative Salmon raises certified organic indigenous Pacific Chinook salmon on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and is committed to sustainable, responsible farming practices.

Food Secure Canada leave site – Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three inter-locking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.

Grieg Seafood leave site – Established in 2001, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. is committed to providing responsible sourcing and developing methods for sustainable aquaculture on Vancouver Island.

JW McConnell Family Foundation leave site – The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation supports initiatives that provide a sense of belonging and contribute to the building of an innovative, inclusive, sustainable and resilient society.

Mainstream Biological Consulting leave site – Mainstream Biological Consulting Inc., based in Campbell River, British Columbia, offers biological and environmental consulting services. Their commitment is to both people and the environment.

Marine Harvest leave site – Marine Harvest produces one-fifth of the world's farm-raised salmon at facilities in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Ireland and the Faroes.

Marine Renewals Canada Pacific Working Group leave site – A Canadian sustainable ocean energy sector, serving domestic and export power needs and providing projects, technologies and expertise in a global market.

NANSLO leave site – The North American Network of Science Labs Online provides support for innovate science curricula to students across North America.

NSERC leave site – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is the largest funder of science and engineering research in Canada, and provides support for every stage of research.

US Department of Labor leave site – The US Department of Labor fosters, promotes, and develops methods to improve working conditions, advance opportunities, and assure work-related benefits and rights for citizens of the United States.

Vancouver Island Farm Products (VIFP) – Vancouver Island Farm Products is a wholesale distributor, wholly owned by Vancouver Island Farmers. The company exists to promote island agriculture, to see growers thrive, flourish, and to increase year-round access to locally produced food for Vancouver Island retail, wholesale, and institutional customers.

VIAA leave site – The Vancouver Island Aerospace Alliance promotes and supports the aerospace industry and innovation on Vancouver Island.

VICRA leave site – VICRA is an Island-focused community-campus alliance between the five post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island committed to engagement and campus-community research partnerships.

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