Centering communities and rights holders to create a sustainable and equitable marine shipping sector

We work to build a decarbonized maritime industry that focuses on human rights, ocean health, and climate equity.

Creating a Path to Equity

We prioritize the needs and perspectives of communities and rights holders, working in collaboration with regulators and industry leaders to drive positive change in the shipping sector.


Facilitating maritime solutions through community empowerment

Build Capacity

We build capacity for a sustainable and equitable maritime industry by strengthening the skills, knowledge, and resources of individuals, communities, rights holders, industry and organizations.

Research & Development

We use research to identify gaps and challenges in the maritime industry and develop evidence-based solutions. Research insights are turned into practical solutions that incentivize sustainable practices and address stakeholders' and rights holders' concerns. This includes supporting the development of policies and regulations and building capacity in communities and organizations for sustainable practices and advocacy.

Organize & Empower

We work with the communities and stakeholders directly impacted by the maritime industry's practices. We endeavor to create spaces for dialogue and collaboration, facilitating participatory decision-making processes, and building the capacity of communities, rights holders, and organizations to effectively advocate for their rights and concerns.

Our Values

Our work towards a sustainable, equitable and decarbonized maritime industry is guided by three key principles:

Human-Rights Approach

We prioritize supporting the demands and leadership of communities disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis, shipping impacts, and pollution. We believe in using a human-rights approach and an equity lens to address their needs and concerns.

Evidence-Based Knowledge

We recognize that knowledge is generated in many ways. Therefore, we support evidence-based information and integrative science, including the latest scientific data, cultural knowledge, and Indigenous ways of knowing, to foster more holistic narratives.

Transparency & Accountability

We use creative strategies to ensure that all information disseminated is transparent, credible, and accessible for the general public, policymakers, financial institutions, and the shipping industry to make informed decisions. Through transparency, accountability is built.

Our Team

Our team is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people, known as Kjipuktuk, in Mi'kma'ki, which we share thanks to the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, and the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabe people.

Acknowledging ancestral or traditional territory is a way to honor our shared treaty relationship and show respect. However, we recognize that a land acknowledgement is not reconciliation. It is our responsibility to acknowledge how a legacy of colonization has contributed to our present reality and privilege.

We must familiarize ourselves with Canada's history and ongoing impacts of colonialism, including the tragedies of residential schools and missing murdered Indigenous women and girls. We acknowledge this land to remind ourselves to be present with these relationships, learn and show gratitude. We also acknowledge the black and African communities' deep roots in Canada and embrace their cultural, economic and historical contributions.