Type of Funding

Fully funded




Environment and Climate Change Canada is inviting youths from G7 countries to take part in the Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge, by submitting 2-minute videos on the following theme: “What is your vision for healthy and productive oceans in 2050? What innovative solutions would you recommend be adopted to reach this goal?”. The videos must be submitted on Twitter using #myoceans2050.

The video must offer an innovative solution which helps to realize the contestant’s vision for oceans in 2050. For example, they could include ideas about 1 of the following areas of global ocean health:

  • Ocean literacy / knowledge mobilization
  • Climate change / acidification of the oceans
  • Pollution / plastics
  • Over fishing / destructive fishing
  • Habitat destruction / coastal development

Videos must be presented in English, French, German, Italian or Japanese and each video entry can only identify 1 participant.


Two prizes will be awarded, 1 to a winner from Canada and 1 to a winner from another G7 country.

Each winner will receive:

  • Economy travel from their home to join Minister of the Environment of  Canada, Catherine McKenna, at a future G7 meeting in Canada focusing on the environment, to take place before the end of 2018;
  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the trip; and
  • Meals and expenses.


Entrants must be youths aged 18 to 25 who are citizens of the following G7 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The entries should solve 1 of the ocean-related challenges the G7 is working to address, namely, plastics, coasts, resilient communities, climate, clean energy or fish.

Canadians must have reached the age of majority in their respective provinces or territories of residence.


Entries must be submitted via Twitter by 15 May 2018.

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