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BC Ferries invests in non-profit groups and community organizations with the intention to generate a beneficial social and environmental impact. BC Ferries engages coastal communities and employees to identify community and social investment opportunities that fall in one of three categories:
 
  • Environmental Education
  • Health and Sport
  • Vibrant Communities
Depending on the initiative, BC Ferries may:
 
  • Provide in-kind travel
  • Partner with non-profit organizations on the delivery of programs and services
  • Encourage employees to volunteer and participate

Environmental Education

We operate in one of the most beautiful places on earth and are dedicated to preserving it for generations to come. As a major marine operator along coastal British Columbia, BC Ferries recognizes and accepts the responsibility to provide ferry services in the safest, most efficient and environmentally responsible and sustainable manner possible. We provide and support environmental education -- on our ferries and in local communities.

BC Ferries supports, partners and funds the following Environmental Education initiatives:

BC Ferries shoreline clean-up Langdale

Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup

A global direct action program that cleans shorelines and green space in their communities.

Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre

Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre

Learn about marine life in Howe Sound at this unique “collect and release” aquarium.

Health and sport
BC Ferries believes in the long-term positive impact sports has on young people’s health and wellbeing. BC Ferries provides in-kind travel for the following Health and Sport initiatives:
 
  • ViaSport: Athletes are eligible to apply to viaSport for BC Ferries passage when travelling to competitions leading to a provincial championship event, and Provincial and National Championships. Apply now.
Junior kids lacrosse

Vibrant Communities

BC Ferries is a driver of the provincial economy and understands the importance of connecting communities to initiatives that encourage travel and economic development.

BC Ferries funds, supports and provides in-kind travel to the following Vibrant Communities initiatives:

PRISMA Festival Powell River

PRISMA Festival

Attracts internationally-renowned guest artists and top music students worldwide who perform daily musical events, symphony and chamber music concerts and more.

BC Bike Race

BC Bike Race

A seven day mountain biking race on a 310-kilometre circle tour through the lush rainforest of British Columbia’s West Coast.

Community voices

Check out a few videos to hear what our communities have to say.


Interested in BC Ferries’ community and social investment program?
 
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