The Coastal Learning Communities Network is working to revitalize Canada’s coastal communities by empowering coastal residents through shared learning, collective action, and the embracing of indigenous approaches to natural resource management. Its members live on Canada's three coasts and along the shores of major freshwater bodies.
The Network has developed four overlapping spheres of program activities: story telling, focused issue analysis, learning circles, and communications technology. The Network strives to be inclusive; welcoming First Nations and non-Aboriginal participants, university-based and community-based learners. The Network continues to extend its outreach to other First Nations, coastal communities, universities, and policy makers.
People who are interested in community-based management of coastal resources, who believe that the health of our communities and the health of natural resources are closely linked, and who think that management and policy must incorporate a wide range of economic, social, and cultural values are encouraged to join the Coastal Learning Communities Network.