move from Cowichan Bay to Sidney was made possible
through major support from the Town of Sidney together
with support from the Port Sidney Marina and the Marine
Mammal Museum. The Vancouver Foundation has also provided
critical funding. Many volunteers helped on the move
through the Veins of Life Society, the BC E–team,
Brentwood University College, Maxwell International
Baha’i School and many friends in Cowichan Bay.
Volunteers are critical, but our Centre with live, dynamic displays also required financial support beyond that generated from fees. Many visitors anonymously added cash to our donation boxes--especially during visits by Clipper Cruise Lines and Elder Hostel. Members often add a donation when they join or renew. We can't list all these but would like to name
government organizations, corporate supporters, other major donors, grant agencies and foundations who
have helped us over the past 10 years.
Action 21 Environment Canada
Environmental Partners Fund Environment Canada
Human Resources Development Canada
Wildlife Habitat Canada
B.C. Information, Science & Technology Agency
B.C. Min. of Education, Skills and Training
B.C. Science Council
Environmental Youth Team
Fisheries Renewal B.C.
Go BC. Min. of Provincial Secretary
Community Futures for Cowichan Region
Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Town of Sidney
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
Arenaria Research & Interpretation
Bluewater Enterprises Ltd.
Coastal & Ocean Resources Inc.
Glen Davidson, Certified Accountant
Khoyatan Marine Laboratory
Port Sidney Marina
Shell Environment Fund
Thumbnail Creative Group
Foundations and other societies
Cowichan Bay Improvement Association
Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society
Cowichan Community Land Trust
Cowichan Sierra Club
Friends of the Environment [Canada Trust]
Georgia Strait Alliance
South Cowichan Rotary Club
Wildlife Travel [UK]
Major private donations
Yogi & Cathy Carolsfield
Marine Ecology Centre was a non-profit society (S-33786)
& registered charity (1073188-21)