2016 Ottawa Wave Makers

Ottawa Wave Makers is a $30,000 microgrant program to fund creative ideas and projects that raise ocean awareness in Ottawa. After a successful launch in 2015, the program is back for a second round of funding in 2016, once again in partnership with WWF-Canada and Impact Hub Ottawa.

As was the case last year, the community responded with an incredible range of creative ideas and project proposals. After a difficult judging period to review and assess the over $185,000 in requests we received for a $30,000 fund, we are excited to announce the successful grant recipients for 2016!

2016 Judging Panel

A huge thank you to our judges who supported the Wave Makers program by generously giving their time, insights, and expertise to help us find the most exciting and promising ideas to fund:

Healthy oceans are vital to our communities and our economy, bringing benefits to Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Canada has the longest coastline of any country on the planet, an incredible 202,080 km of the world's coast. And while the ocean isn't visible from our nation's capital, it still defines much of what it means to be Canadian. From our values to our history, our food, and our lifestyles, we are truly an ocean nation, but we must keep working to ensure that our waters remain healthy for the benefit of future generations.

Meet the 2015 Ottawa Wave Makers

Seven amazing projects received funding under the Ottawa Wave Makers microgrant last year, and so far these projects have reached thousands of people across the city. Winning projects included an underwater dance production, board game, graffiti art installation, a children’s book, and more! Read about one of our Wave Makers' journey of building community and appreciation for our oceans.