Sponsors, Partners, Pals


Funded by the Government of Canada

Project Coastline gratefully acknowledges funding from the Government of Canada.


Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders

Broad Reach Foundation provides programs based in the sport, science and mastery of sailing for youth from vulnerable communities. The programs combine leadership and life skills development through sail training – a unique model seldom accessible to this population.

Broad Reach works with over 200 youth annually between the ages of 12 and 24. They come from a variety of economic and socially challenged environments such as homeless shelters, priority neighbourhoods, young offender programs, and street youth drop-in centres.

Most of these youth have no opportunity to participate in on-water recreational and skills developing activities. To that end, Broad Reach believes that economics should never be a barrier to participation and provides all its programs free of charge.

Partner Site: sailbroadreach.ca

The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is a charitable organization that addresses the environmental concerns in the South Shore region of Nova Scotia, and was established in December 1993. Coastal Action’s goal is to promote the restoration, enhancement, and conservation of our ecosystem through research, education, and action. Coastal Action is involved in many environmental projects including species at risk, watershed-based, and environmental education projects. Coastal Action receives direction from a volunteer Board of Directors supported through a full-time Executive Director.

Partner Site: http://www.coastalaction.org

THE BLUE DREAM PROJECT CANADIAN MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION wishes to advance education by providing expeditions, internships, workshops, seminars, lectures to the public, and artistic events, with a focus on youth, on the topic of plastic pollution and other forms of pollution of the oceans. We also wish to advance education by undertaking and publishing research on the current and future impact of plastic pollution and other forms of ocean pollution on marine ecosystems and humankind and to protect the environment for the benefit of the public by engaging in re-mediation activities to reduce plastic pollution and other forms of ocean pollution.them.

Partner Site: http://www.thebluedreamproject.org/projects

eXXpedition is a series of all women voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our bodies to the toxics in our seas. On the 16th of November 2014 eXXpedition launched the first mission with a crew of 14 women setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of answers relating to the health of our environment and to the health of our bodies.

During an eXXpedition voyage environmental samples are collected to assess plastic and pollutants, feeding in these samples to wider studies investigating the impacts of toxics and plastics pollutants and linking this sampling to narratives of ecosystem health, personal health and the products we consume.

Event: August 20th, 2016
Partner Site: exxpedition.com

Peter Code

Canadian National Team Member, Peter Code, traditional wooden boatbuilder and instructor, trained at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Townsend, Washington.

Company: Lakeview Canoe Company


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The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a charitable organization that works with Canadians to make a difference to the kind of legacy we leave behind … not just for wildlife, but also for our children.

Company: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Pine River Institute

Pine River Institute is located near Shelburne, Ontario.  The first and only program of its kind in Canada, Pine River Institute is a residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues. Combining therapy with a fully-accredited education program, Pine River reinforces the healthy life skills required for a successful future.

Company: Pine River Institute

CASA, the Committee for Anglophone Social Action, is a non-profit community organization dedicated to serving the English-speaking population of the Gaspé Coast by representing the community’s interests and designing and delivering programs that respond to its needs.  One core objective is to facilitate and promote participation in multi-cultural events, and to encourage greater participation in Quebec society.

Partner Site: Committee for Anglophone Social Action

Pressgang Mutiny

Hailing from the port of Toronto, Canada, Pressgang Mutiny represent the next generation of shantymen. Coupling stirring harmonies with powerful rhythms, they are local favourites in their hometown and on the East Coast of North America. Fresh off their first European tour, these scruffy city boys are proudly keeping alive a vital tradition of roughly beautiful work-songs that are the world’s first truly multi-cultural music.

Partner Site: pressgangmutiny.com

Branch Out Theatre was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 2010 by Naomi Tessler who wished to use popular theatre to plant seeds of change: mobilizing the use of theatre to transcend boundaries, transform pertinent social issues, connect and empower people to practice heart-cantered communication and transform the world around them.

Partner Site: branchouttheatre.com