Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) is a national cluster bringing together companies of all shapes and sizes together to grow the ocean economy in a digital, sustainable, and inclusive way.

The OSC strives to be an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization through the assessment and modification of policies, processes, and communications as identified in its Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (ED&I) Plan.

The OSC acknowledges that to be a national leader in a sustainable ocean economy, we must have the most inclusive, diverse, and equitable business environment and processes and encourage our members to practice the same. The OSC is proudly participating in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, and is committed to promoting, fostering and investing in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s ocean economy.

To strengthen ocean sector capacity, address the limited pool of available talent and remain competitive, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is co-investing to attract and develop talent, spur innovation and focus on digital solutions by creating a more diverse and inclusive ocean ecosystem.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The OSC strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) environment that supports the OSC and our associated projects as a safe, creative space for innovation. Through our operations, projects, and development of our ecosystem, the OSC promotes DEI through meaningful collaborations and partnerships with Indigenous Rights Holders and underrepresented communities.  The OSC DEI commitment extends to our support of the 50/30 challenge, our Two-eyed Seeing Initiative, and increasing the visibility of historically marginalized groups in ocean workforce. Seeking a diverse consortium of Project participants and collaborators in your project proposal demonstrates how the project will contribute to social and economic benefits to our underrepresented communities and environmental benefits for healthy oceans, which are critical to the health of our people and our planet

Advancing DE&I Together

Embedding ED&I objectives in OSC projects is an ongoing focus. Additionally, OSC projects directly addressing ED&I challenges and opportunities in the ocean economy include:

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