Healthy Oceans. Healthy Communities.


Check out the businesses and organizations that support Living Oceans Society:

Ongoing Supporters

1% for the Planet Logo

Living Oceans Society is a member of 1% for the Planet, a growing global network of companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of environmental organizations worldwide.

Banyen Books & Sound Logo

Since 2010, Banyen Books & Sound in Vancouver has been donated to Living Oceans Society their charge of 15 cents for plastic and large paper bags.

Denman Island Chocolate Logo

Living Oceans Society would like to thank Denman Island Chocolate for their generous $2,400 donation. We love their dark organic chocolate.

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Logo

The McConnell Foundation provided generous support for our work with community supported fisheries and the assessment Sustainable Fish Secure Future: An Assessment of the Wild Seafood Supply Chain on Vancouver Island With a Focus on Local Sustainable Fisheries.

Mountain Equipment Co-op Logo

Mountain Equipment Co-op provides quality products and services for self-propelled wilderness-oriented recreation.

The ESRI Conservation Program Logo

We gratefully acknowledge ESRI for providing us with the GIS software we use to create our award winning analyses and maps.

Tides Canada Foundation Logo

Tides Canada Foundation supports research and education projects that increase public awareness of the problems affecting our ocean and solutions that will ensure our ocean will be healthy for generations to come.

Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund Logo

Living Oceans is increasing access to local, sustainable seafood thanks to the generous support of the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund.

September 2013

  • Love Where You're From Logo

    Thanks to Matt Brown from Cumberland for organizing a community cleanup of local rivers and shorelines in the Comox Valley, called Love Where You’re From, on Saturday, September 21st.  Volunteers gathered garbage and debris at several locations around the valley for disposal at a local landfill. Matt also organized a fundraising concert for later that evening at the Waverly Hotel, with all proceeds going to Living Oceans.  

December 2012

  • StoryTellings™ Consulting Logo

    StoryTellings™ Consulting works in the private, public, and not-for profit sectors to help organizations discover the unconscious emotional motivations that drive public, consumer and employee behavior. Every day organizations face the daunting challenge of reaching people, capturing their attention, and most importantly, persuading them to take action. In order to get people to act, we must engage them emotionally. A highly effective way to do this is through the persuasive power of stories.

    Through our research methodology we have discovered the persuasive story of: sustainability, community opportunity, adventure travel, a major university, organizational culture, and many well-known consumer brands.

November 2012

  • Organic Ocean Logo

    Thanks for providing the sustainable prawns for our Ocean Exposures photo contest cocktail party. Organic Ocean are fishermen and suppliers of some of the finest sustainable seafood on the West Coast. Seafood is harvested responsibly in support of maintaining ocean health and can be purchased directly off the boat at Fishermen’s Wharf, Granville Island.

October 2012

A huge thanks to these wonderful businesses for sponsoring prizes for our Ocean Exposures Photo Contest.

June 2012

  • Malcolm Island Bird Club Logo

    Thanks to the Malcolm Island Bird Club who hosted the first ever Oceans Day Bird-a-thon, raising over $230 for Living Oceans’ important work in the Scott Islands.

  • Upper Crust Bakery Logo

    The Upper Crust Bakery in Sointula gave us a delicious cookie platter to help celebrate Oceans Day 2012.

  • Malcolm Island Lions Club Logo

    The Lions Club donated $150 towards our Sointula Oceans Day Celebration. Without their support it never could have happened. Thanks so much!

  • Coastal Community Credit Union Logo

    Nous sommes reconnaissants à la Coastal Community Credit Union pour leur don de 150$ provenant de leur programme d’investissement et qui contribua à célébrer la Journée Mondiale des Océans 2012.

  • Sointula Co-op Logo

    Thanks for providing the produce for our Oceans Day 2012 celebration in Sointula.

December 2011

  • Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure Logo

    Relax your body, mind and spirit | 250-973-6304

  • The Tidal Zone Studio Logo

    Gillnet rugs and scarves - Sterling silver jewellery - Hooked rugs

    PO Box 415 Sointula, BC V0N 3E0 | 250-973-6883 |

  • Tim Motchman and Sheila Roote Logo

    Sheila and Tim donated a Red Rockfish Clay Mask made by Vancouver sculptor, Penny Birnam for auction at our Christmas Party in Sointula.

  • Teresa L.Crowe, Dr. TCM Logo

    250-973-6224 | 120-15th Avenue, P.O. Box 212, Sointula, BC V0N 3E0

  • Rick James Logo

    Rick James is a writer, maritime historian, photographer and field archaeologist, whose work has been published in numerous periodicals including The Beaver: Canada’s History Magazine, The Sea Chest: Journal of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society and Western Mariner. He is the author of Ghost Ships of Royston and co-authored Historic Shipwrecks of BC's Central Coast, Historic Shipwrecks of the Sunshine Coast and The Comox Valley. Many people recognize him from his role in The Sea Hunters documentary Malahat: Queen of the Rum Runners, which aired on Canada's History channel. He lives in Courtenay, B.C.

  • Rainbeau’s End Guesthouse Logo

    At Rainbeau’s End, you will find rest, discover the beauty of northern Vancouver Island, learn about natural and human history of the area and, if you seek it, sanctuary for the soul. Box 252 Sointula, Malcolm Island B.C.V0N 3E0 | 250-973-6465

  • Jamie's Whaling Station Logo

    Operating in the pristine coastal environments of both Tofino and Ucluelet, Jamie’s Whaling Station has been captivating adventure seekers from around the world since 1982! Our waters boast grey and humpback whales, transient orcas, sea otters at play, seals, porpoise, sea lions and every tour offers engaging commentary by our experienced and knowledgeable crew. We also offer bear watching, tours to Hot Springs Cove, kayaking, scenic flights, hiking, sunset cruises and beach drop-offs. We have the largest fleet in the area, including comfortable 65’ cabin cruisers and high-speed, state-of-the-art 29’ zodiacs. Tofino: 1-800-667-9913 | Uclulet: 1-877-726-7444

  • Jackie Hildering - The Marine Detective  Logo

    To view and purchase one of Jackie’s beautiful calendars, depicting the wild beauty of northern Vancouver Island, CLICK HERE.

  • WELLBALANCE Centre for Health & Healing Logo

    Dr. Michelle Dowker
110 1st St., Lower Level | Sointula, BC V0N 3E0 | 250-974-8418

  • SointulArt Logo

    Photographer Darryl Luscombe

  • Sointula Digital Photography and Design Logo

    Photographer Dan Hillert

June 2011

  • Sointula Oceans Day Celebration Supporters Logo

    We’d like to thank the following businesses and organization for their donations towards our Sointula Oceans Day Celebration 2011. Without your support it never could have happened!

    Sund’s Lodge - $250

    Malcolm Island Lions Club - $150

    Sointula Co-op Store – Produce

    Sointula Wild Seafoods and Smokehouse – Smoked Salmon

  • Maple Leaf Adventures Logo

    In 2011, Maple Leaf Adventures generously donated their Whales and Totems Sailing Tour worth over $4,000 as a prize for our Way I Sea Contest. Thank you Maureen and Kevin for making this contest a success! To show our appreciation and because we feel they are extremely deserving, we nominated Maple Leaf Adventures for the Responsible Tourism Awards sponsored by Virgin Holidays. We are happy to announce that they received an honorable mention and a tie for second place, adding to the impressive list of accolades they continue to garner year after year.

  • 1% for the Planet Logo

    Living Oceans Society is a member of 1% for the Planet, a growing global network of companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of environmental organizations worldwide.

March 2011

December 2010

  • Coast Mountain Expeditions Logo

    Lannie and Ralph, owners of Coast Mountain Expeditions sea kayaking tour business, have long appreciated the work of Living Oceans. This year Coast Mountain Expeditions helped support the work Living Oceans Society does by donating $200.

July 2010

  • Downtown Betty Logo

    Nous aimerions remercier Downtown Betty pour avoir organisé en 2010 et 2011 Bicycle Dreams, un défilé de mode qui mettait aussi en vedette des vélos de ville et une enchère; toutes les recettes de la soirée ont été partagées entre une Fondation du Cancer et Living Oceans Society. CLIQUEZ ICI pour voir le poster.