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.

Boating BC Logo

Boating BC Association invests in grants and sponsorships to promote and improve boating interests in the province. Financial support is made available to not-for-profit organizations that undertake projects related to capital infrastructure or events and initiatives deemed to increase participation in recreational boating or help to grow the recreational boating industry in BC. We are grateful for their support for our Clear the Coast campaign to remove harmful plastic debris from Vancouver Island's remote northwest coast.

C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd Logo

C-Tow has been so incredibly generous with us and our Clear the Coast campaign, to the point where they actually donated a boat to help in our efforts! We are deeply grateful for all they do for us, and for the ocean.

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 $500.

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.

EcoFair  Logo

In business since 2005, EcoFair is a small Canadian company specializing in the import, wholesale distribution and retail fundraising of eco-friendly, fair trade food items and handicrafts from around the world. Their goal is to play their part in alleviating global poverty, and along the way restore the hopes and dreams of the skilled artisans who have handcrafted the products in their collection. 

Harbour Air Seaplanes Logo

We are very grateful for support from Harbour Air Seaplanes.  Operating for over 26 years, Harbour Air is the world's largest all seaplane airline.  

Island Therapeutics Logo

We are thrilled and grateful to be receiving very generous ongoing donations from Vancouver island-based Island Therapeutics, who donate a percentage of their profits to us each month! Founded and grown within the beautiful Cowichan Valley on British Columbia's Vancouver island, Island Therapeutics specializes in hand-crafted transdermal patches, full spectrum oil tinctures, and other CBD-infused natural healing remedies. Their passion for the cannabis industry shines through all of their delicately fashioned products.

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.

Clear the Coast 2017 Supporters

  • Harbour Air Seaplanes Logo

    We are very grateful for support from Harbour Air Seaplanes.  Operating for over 26 years, Harbour Air is the world's largest all seaplane airline.  

  • Nature's Path Logo

    Founded in Vancouver BC in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens, Nature's Path started out, and still is today, a passionate, family-run company that makes delicious, organic breakfast and snack foods.  We are looking forward to having their tasty and healthy granola bars provide a great boost in energy on our beach clean up expedition! 

  • BC Ferries Logo

    BC Ferries is known for safety, spectacular scenery, and a proud maritime history. What began in 1960 as a two vessel, two terminal operation has grown into one of the largest, most sophisticated ferry systems in the world.

  • Sapadilla Soap Company Logo

    With high quality ingredients, fresh blends of pure essential oils, and beautiful, simple design, Sapadilla makes cleaning darn near enjoyable.

  • Thank you so much to our ongoing and very generous supporter Nachiko Yokota - we are hugely grateful for all her support!

  • IKEA Logo

    Thanks so much to IKEA for the donation of dozens of totebags, which are the perfect size for hauling garbage off of beaches, and much appreciated!

Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2017

We're grateful to these organizations and businesses for providing the great prizes for our Ocean Exposures Photo Contest.

  • Stubbs Island Whale Watching Logo

    Stubbs Island Whale Watching has a world-wide reputation for responsible wildlife viewing that has true educational merit. All tours start from historic Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island.

  • Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery Logo

    Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery creates a direct connection between local fishermen and thoughtful consumers. This partnership fosters the protection of ocean resources while providing premium, wild, fairly-traded, Ocean Wise seafood.

  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum Logo

    The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a natural history museum in Vancouver, B.C., located on the campus of the University of British Columbia. Its collections include over two million specimens collected between the 1910s and the present, comprising the Cowan Tetrapod Collection, the Marine Invertebrate Collection, the Fossil Collection, the Herbarium, the Spencer Entomological Collection, and the Fish Collection.

  • Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea Logo

    The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a not-for-profit aquarium and marine education facility devoted to showcasing the local flora and fauna of the Salish Sea. Our goal is to connect people with the marine ecosystem through education, engagement, and awareness, and inspire all generations to explore, respect, and take action on behalf of the world's oceans.

  • Pink Solution Logo

    Pink Solution provides a reliable, all-natural cleaning product that you can feel good about. Launched in 1990, Pink Solution was founded on the idea that you don’t need chemicals to clean. Any non-essential ingredient was removed - including the pink dye that gave it its name! After 25 years, Pink Solution's commitment to a natural clean is unwavering.

  • Glass Dharma Logo

    Since March of 2007, GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws in Fort Bragg, California. The GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about the damage plastic straws and single-use plastics are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative and eliminate the need for plastic straws.

  • Fable Restaurant Logo

    Fable is a celebrated farm-to-table restaurant in Vancouver showcasing Chef Trevor Bird's talents using locally sourced products to deliver great flavours in a fun setting.

  • Diva of Kaleva Logo

    Longtime Sointula BC resident Carmen Burrows (the Diva of Kaleva) makes tea towels that are inspired by her beautiful west coast island home.  

Clear the Coast volunteers

We're grateful to those who helped make Clear the Coast 2016 and the GarBarge a success: Arnt Arntzen, Cassy & Jodie Bergeron, Glenn Burns, Terry, Eric and Robin Grantner, Susan Greaves, Shirly & Phil Hewlett, Simon & Pauline Kendall, Charles Lam, Charla Lewis, Nigel Marshall, Jim Mclean, Michael Neate, Rob O'Dea, Ted Oldham, Ron Perrier, Sharon Petty, Wesley Piatocka, Lucas Poli, Paul Ross, Patrick Sand, Jasper Shore, and Karen Wristen.  We are also very grateful for the over 100 volunteers who helped with all the sorting once the GarBarge docked in Delta!

Clear the Coast 2016

Partial funding for Clear the Coast was provided this year by a generous contribution from the Government of Japan and its people and supported by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and the Government of Canada. Living Oceans is also grateful for funding assistance from the Sitka Foundation, the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund’s Public Conservation Assistance Fund, the B.C. Parks Enhancement Fund, Canadian Wildlife Service, FedEx Corporation and our fabulous supporters.

December 2014

We'd like to thank the following people and businesses for providing silent auction gifts for our Sointula Christmas party.

  • 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 | wendavis [at]

  • 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

  • Art for the Soul Logo

    jan [at] or 250-973-6988

  • 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. jackiehildering [at]

  • SointulArt Logo

    SointulArt showcases the digital art and photography of Darryl Luscombe, an artist living and working on Malcolm Island, British Columbia.

  • Sund's Lodge Logo

    Sund’s Lodge is a unique and extraordinary wilderness retreat nestled on the pristine Canadian Inside Passage featuring superb fishing, world-class dining, and a wonderful personally-catered atmosphere for our few guests.

  • Ruffly Speaking Canine Company Logo

    We show you the kind of meaningful relationship you can achieve with your canine companions and teach you how to really listen to your dog. 250-902-8561 (local to Sointula) 1-866-820-1810

  • Jackie Frioud Pottery Logo

    Jackie Frioud (pronounced "free-you") makes salt-glazed, functional pottery in her home studio in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, B.C. Thrown on the wheel and salt-fired in a gas kiln, her handmade pots create quiet moments of pleasure and reflection in daily life. jfrioud [at]

  • Kyle Goertzen Logo

    Kyle donated an Arc'teryx backpack for our prize draw.