Ocean Leaders Impact Program – Call For Proposals

Ocean Leaders Impact Program Guidelines – Call for Proposals 

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) has launched a second Canada-wide Call for Proposals under its Ocean Leaders Impact Program (OLIP). The program focuses on developing new opportunities and building on the experienced talent pool in Canada’s ocean economy. The Call will address important challenges in the innovation ecosystem by investing in projects that forge new partnerships, build on existing talent resources, and foster creative solutions that support small and medium-sized ocean enterprises (SMEs) as they grow.  

The Ocean Leaders Impact Program Call for Proposals is designed for projects with a term ending by March 31, 2023. The OLIP Call is specifically targeting strategic opportunities that will attract experienced ocean talent and invest in current ocean leaders, partnering with projects that will: 

  • Expand the highly skilled ocean talent pool through domestic recruitment efforts targeted outside the ocean economy;  
  • Support ocean SMEs ability to secure senior leaders and specialized talents from international markets;  
  • Focus on the near-term career advancement of employees with senior leadership potential with Canadian Ocean SMEs; and 
  • Advance leadership opportunities for diverse and underrepresented groups. 

The application process is now open, beginning with the Expression Interest (EOI) process. For consideration, organizations must submit a completed EOI by February 21, 2022, at 4 p.m. Atlantic time.  

The Ocean Supercluster will host a virtual information session on the Ocean Leaders Impact Program Call for Proposals on January 27, 2022, at 2 p.m. Atlantic time. To register, email OLIP@oceansupercluster.ca 

Ocean Leaders Impact Program – Call Guidelines 

OLIP 2.0 Expression of Interest Template 

Getting Started – An Introduction to the OSC 

Cost Eligibility Guidelines 

In-kind Guidance 


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