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The Clayoquot Alliance is a SSHRC-CURA initiative led by the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and the University of Victoria. Full structure »

Contact us

Clayoquot Alliance for
Research, Education and Training

c/o Rod Dobell, Principal Investigator
Centre for Public Sector Studies
School of Public Administration
University of Victoria


Rod Dobell »


+1 (250) 721 6116


+1 (250) 721 8849


Victoria, BC (Canada)
V8W 2Y2

In person & courier

Rm. A302, Human & Social Development (HSD) Building
3800 Finnerty Rd. (Ring Rd.)
Victoria, BC (Canada)
V8P 5C2

Tofino Office


+1 (250) 725 2219


+1 (250) 725 2219


PO BOX 691
Tofino, BC (Canada)
V0R 2Z0

In person & courier:

381 Main St.
Tofino, BC (Canada)
V0R 2Z0

Ucluelet Office


+1 (250) 726 2086


+1 (250) 726 2087


PO BOX 309
Ucluelet, BC (Canada)
V0R 3A0

In person & courier

1971 Peninsula Rd.
Ucluelet, BC (Canada)
V0R 3A0

About the Clayoquot Alliance

After decades of tensions and upheaval involving First Nation, governments, corporations, environmental organizations and labour, major institutional innovations are now in place in the Clayoquot Sound region on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training is a unique partnership, founded with the goals of forging creative links between the University and the communities of Clayoquot Sound, providing a forum in which community interests and needs become academic concerns, and making the education and training resources of the University more accessible in the region.

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Maps of Clayoquot Sound »

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Clayoquot Sound Regional Web Atlas available online

The Clayoquot Sound Regional Web Atlas is a cooperative project between the Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training and the Nuu-chah-nulth-aht/West Coast Vancouver Island Aquatic Management Board, in association with the BC Community Mapping Network.

The atlas contains a range of information about the region. Explore the various map layers, check out reports on selected map features, zoom in & out to access map layers, and move around the region. The atlas will grow with map layers and information, so visit often.

Read more and view Atlas »

List of community research needs available online

One of the central purposes of the Clayoquot Alliance is to promote academic research that responds to community needs and concerns. With this intent in mind, Senior Research Associate Barb Beasley has compiled a list of community research needs related to aquaculture, community health, marine resources, and tourism, each identified collaboratively through a number of interviews, meetings and community events. These included:

Our acknowledgements and thanks go to all involved. Questions, comments and additions to this list are welcomed.

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Raincoast Energy Program Series

Organized by the Raincoast Education Society with help from the Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education, and Training, the Raincoast Energy Program Series includes a variety of talks and workshops around the topic of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of alternative, sustainable energy sources. All events take place at the Raincoast Interpretive Centre, 451 Main St., Tofino, BC (Box 815, V0R 2Z0). For more information please contact: 250-725-2560 or res@island.net.

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Raincoast Host Program

The front-line staff of the hospitality industry is the primary point of interaction between visitors to the Clayoquot region and our communities. Resort staff and the staff of tourism-related businesses respond to countless questions from visitors. The Raincoast Host Program will help ensure that you, the front-line staff, can answer commonly-asked questions about the environment and communities of the Clayoquot Biosphere region, and deliver key messages about how to explore the region safely and respectfully. It will also familiarize you with resources at the Raincoast Interpretive Centre where you can find more information for questions that arise over the tourist season.

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View poster » (220 kB PDF)

Clayoquot Symposium 2003: Citizen Science and Community Health

The proceedings from Clayoquot Symposium 2003 are available online. If you would prefer to obtain the proceedings in print form or on CD-ROM, please contact: Mark Kepkay »

Proceedings from Clayoquot Symposium 2003
Symposium Summary » (172 kB PDF)
Two Elders Speak » (588 kB PDF)
Full Proceedings » (864 kB PDF)
Photo Album »
Sketch Album »

Environmental Studies course materials available online

The Clayoquot Alliance is pleased to host the course web sites for:

Environmental Studies 481A: Community-Based Research in Clayoquot Sound, taught in Summer 2005 by Dr. Kelly Bannister at the School for Environmental Studies.

Environmental Studies 400C: Community-Based Research in Clayoquot Sound, taught in Summer 2003 by Dr. Kelly Bannister at the School for Environmental Studies.

Contact Kelly Bannister »

Standard of Conduct for Research released

The Protocols Project of the Clayoquot Alliance has released Version 1.0 of its Standard of Conduct for Research in Northern Barkley and Clayoquot Sound Communities. The Standard of Conduct was developed under the guidance of a working group that includes members of the local community and the central region Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. It is meant to guide Clayoquot Alliance-sponsored research in ways that are mutually beneficial to communities, First Nations and universities alike.

UVic Media Tip » (28 July 2003)
Clayoquot Alliance Press Release » (8 August 2003)
UVic Media Release » (8 August 2003)

Download Standard of Conduct Version 1.0 » (329 kB PDF)
Protocols project web site »

Your comments on the Standard of Conduct are welcomed, and will be incorporated into a revised version. Please contact Kelly Bannister, Project Facilitator for the Protocols Project:


Kelly Bannister »


+1 (250) 472 5016


+1 (250) 472-5060


POLIS Project on Ecological Governance
University of Victoria
University House 4, Box 3060
Victoria, BC (Canada)
V8W 3R4

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