Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) Ocean Leaders Impact Fund

Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 17th, February 2022

External Deadline: Monday 21st, February 2022


Ocean Leaders Impact Program – Call for Proposals

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) has launched a second 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

For complete detail on OLIP, visit

Funding Sources

Canada Ocean Supercluster

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 17, 2022