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Ocean Allies Speaker Series

Ocean Allies brings together diverse talent to help define success, implement training, change systems, improve access, and provide support to Canada's ocean innovation ecosystem.


The Ocean Allies Speaker Series project stemmed from a lively discussion at an Ocean Allies Forum in May 2020. Diverse partners and dedicated allies in the ocean sector provided feedback on best approaches to increasing diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the ocean economy, and where gaps could be identified in the current D&I efforts of the community. The Ocean Allies project strives to help the ocean sector to take concrete steps towards a more richly diverse and inclusive ecosystem and realize the long-term benefits for innovation.


Ocean Allies is bringing together partners to ensure Canada’s ocean economy innovation ecosystem has the capabilities, talent and infrastructure to secure global leadership by focusing on key incremental activities desired by the market. Ocean Allies is a collaboration sharing costs, risks and rewards by leveraging other programs, funding and resources to engage in collaborative economic development to provide value to the greater cluster by increase breadth and diversity of talent in the ocean technology sector.


This speaker series occurs once per month.


See the full speaker series page here.


Upcoming events

Navigating the Ocean Leadership Seascape with Anya Waite, CEO and Scientific Director at Ocean Frontier Institute.

Wednesday February 15, 2023, 12:00pm-1:00pm AST.

Reserve a spot here.


Practices supporting a diverse workspace with Leah McCrea, Research Manager at Centre for Marine Applied Research.

Thursday March 23, 2023, 12:00pm-1:00pm AST.

Reserve a spot here.


Your role in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Stephanie Howlett, CEO for DiversityNL.

Thursday April 20, 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm AST.

Reserve a spot here.


Workforce Development with Sherry Scully and Eddy Carvery from PIER.

Wednesday May 17, 2023, 2:00pm-3:00pm AST.

Reserve a spot here.


Gender equity with Eleanor Haine from UNESCO.

Wednesday June 14, 2023, 2:00pm-3:00pm AST.

Reserve a spot here.



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