World Oceans Day is June 8


World Oceans Day Canada and Oceans Week Canada are registered non profit corporations.. Our Board and Volunteers have been protecting marine life, watersheds (rivers, lakes, creeks) and oceans for 65 years. World Oceans Day June 8th was declared worldwide by the United Nations in 2009, as a sister to Earth Day, and World Oceans Week June 1 to 8 was declared by our Board.

In 1992, the Canadian Federal Government proposed World Oceans Day at the Rio Earth Summit.

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One Earth

One Ocean

Ours To Protect

Together We Can Make A Difference

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Why The Need?

Today, more than at any other time, our oceans, waterways, water and marine life are at risk. Water is a limited resource on our earth. Oceans are joined into one ocean actually, meaning what is done on one side of the globe affects all other parts of our world. Our ocean generates 80% of the oxygen we need (trees 20%) but the carbon levels in our oceans are at an all time high. Together we have the power to protect but we must take action now to reduce our carbon footprint, protect marine life, conserve and protect water and waterways. NOW.

The future of our planet is in our hands. Together we can make a difference.


  • Awareness
  • Education
  • Action


National Education Manager

City Shoreline Cleanup Co-ordinator

City Event Co-ordinator

If you are looking to have some fun in your spare time, meet some great people and truly make a difference which will look fantastic on your resume, please call or email us. We have the tools to assist you.

Email: Board (at) World Oceans Day .ca or

Telephone Toll Free 866 669-9758


Across the country volunteers are the back bone of World Oceans Day and Oceans Week. We thank and honor dedicated volunteers who help spread the word about the need to protect and cherish our water, waterways and oceans for the present and future generations and make events happen for residents. If you would like to become involved please contact us by email: Board (at) or feel free to phone us toll free 866 415-8020 or 866 669-9758. Please ask for Debbie or Stephen.

Many hands make light work. We can connect you with like minded people in your area or help you find others to help meet your goals. We can help you with the planning and the promotion of events and needs in your area.

Or, you may want to volunteer on the national level. Your time and experience is a valuable asset. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can make a difference. One Earth, One Ocean, Ours To Protect. Together We Can Make A Difference.


Sea Shepherd

CANOE Canadian Network for Ocean Education

Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Earth Day Ottawa

Ocean Networks Canada

Reef Cam underwater research cameras

The Oceans Management Research Network (OMRN)

SubAquatic Society of Canada


We are in the process of linking representatives from other environmental organizations and educators to help steer World Oceans Day and Oceans Week into the next decade. If you are interested in being on a steering committee of like minded citizens from across the country (meetings by conference wasted travel time) please email: Board (at) or feel free to phone us toll free 866 415-8020 or 866 669-9758. Please ask for Debbie or Stephen. Together We Can Make A Difference.

World Oceans Day and Oceans Week Canada Board of Directors

Cezary Fudali, Ontario

Dia Daljit, Ontario, Business Owner

Ted Dhillon, Ontario, Business Owner

Michael Moffat, New Brunswick, Environmentalist

Stephen Freitag, British Columbia, Business Owner

                        and Executive Director

Teresa Friedel, British Columbia, Environmental Services, Burnaby

Laura Prada, British Columbia, Manager, University of British Columbia

Debbie White, British Columbia, Business Owner


Advisor, Special Projects: Andrew Moffat, Ontario, Business Owner

Founder, CIO, CRO: Stephen Freitag brought everyone together and took on the role of Chief Idea Officer and the Chief Research Officer

Co-Founders: Elaine Gibson, Stephen Freitag, Debbie White



Dia Daljit has been an entrepreneur most of her life and constant volunteer helping those less fortunate and determined to right the wrongs in this world

Greg Maruszecka, a life long environmentalist has enjoyed a technical and writing career after university

Debbie White: radio host, TV host, published 3 business books, life long environmentalist, founded a MADD chapter, co-founded an SPCA

Ted Dhillon has combined his passion for our environment with his entrepreneurial drive, successfully combining both. 

Cezary Fudali: ever mindful of our environment he is a lawyer with both private and public experience

Michael Moffat is a life long environmentalist who has enjoyed a long career in TV and film

Teresa Friedel, with a Masters of Science, Biodiversity, Conservation and Management Teresa is devoting her life work and volunteer time to our environment. Teresa is our Director of Social Media.

Laura Prada, as a Manager at UBC Okanagan Laura has brought her enthusiasm to students, starting unique environmental awareness programs at the university.

Contact World Oceans Day and World Oceans Week Canada:

Email: Board (at) World Oceans Day .ca or

Telephone Toll Free 866 669-9758