Blue Futures Pathways (BFP), led by the SOI Foundation, is a program that connects young people aged 14-30 across Canada with education, employment and funding opportunities to support them in developing successful careers in the Sustainable Blue Economy.
In line with SOI’s mandate, Blue Futures Pathways places particular emphasis on under-represented and Indigenous young people, and activities that support those in remote and rural areas.
The program offers interactive online learning resources in English and French, workshops focused on soft skills development, ship-based experiential learning opportunities, a mentorship program, stories about careers in the Sustainable Blue Economy, and more. All of the resources can be accessed for free on the digital PORT (Portal for Opportunities, Resources and Talent), a one-stop shop for young people, educators and employers to learn about and share opportunities in the Sustainable Blue Economy.
Blue Futures Pathways aims to help foster a Blue Economy that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable. Leveraging SOI’s national and international networks, the program aims to contribute towards the global 30×30 movement and multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about the program here.
This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Early Career Ocean Professionals Programme (ECOP)