EcoMaris teaches the basics of navigation, teamwork, marine ecosystems and species observation to youth from all walks of life - many of whom are BIPOC and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We also celebrate linguistic diversity: guided by a bilingual crew, English-speaking participants enjoy the benefits of French immersion.
EcoMaris' alliance with Broad Reach Canada came naturally. Our Ships2Shores expeditions welcome young people who are willing to develop volunteering initiatives in their community.
- Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Aged 13 to 17 or 18 to 30
- Willing to develop a volunteering initiative in their community
- In one of the following categories:
- Individuals identifying as 2SLGBTQ+
- Residents of Quebec regions
- People living in precarious economic conditions
Ships2Shores encourages young people to develop volunteering initiatives that will allow them to actively support their community. Our boat provides the ideal context for reflection upon final projects:
With the help of a coach, participants document their thought process in a logbook provided by EcoMaris, in which they write about ideas, strategies, steps for implementation, reports on activities, individual and collective impacts, etc.
1 - Video Meeting with EcoMaris’ counsellor and team members, for them to:
2 - Pre-Departure Training Day (includes a first aid course)
3 - 6 to 10 day expedition on the St. Lawrence River
4 - 100 hours of volunteer work and 10 hours of documentation to be completed within a specific timeframe, predefined with your counsellor.