About The Conference /

Don’t miss out on the upcoming CZC 2016 where coastal zone scientists and practitioners get together to share their knowledge from their research and projects conducted all over the world.

The conference will be full out plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and career development opportunities in this specific niche of science and coastal conservation.

Individuals, government departments, environmental consultants, and non-profit practitioners will meet to discuss various issues that they see in their part of the world.


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The Coastal Zone Canada Conference / What to expect from the conference

Atlantic Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Great Lakes

Arctic Ocean

Coastal zones across Canada and globally are facing unprecedented use as well as feeling impacts from climate change. As a result, collaboration among communities, government agencies and the private sector is becoming increasingly important. The complexity of coastal ecosystems also necessitates an integrated policy and management structure that will rely on much closer cooperation among stakeholders than previously. 

Over the past 20 years the biennial CZC conferences have brought together experts and interested individuals from across Canada and worldwide, to share ideas and lessons learned. Through such meetings CZC helps to promote better understanding and response to the challenges facing our coastal resources and communities.

We are excited about hosting the 2016 CZC conference in Toronto, adjacent to the largest freshwater resource complex in the world.

While progress has been made in managing our coastal zones, there remains much work to do. Please join us in June 2016.

Sponsors / Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

The conference offers many exciting partnership opportunities to provide exposure for your organization to resource managers across Canada and around the world. CZC 2016 is funded solely by the generous support of its partners and registration fees. Your support will help fund a range of activities in Toronto, including an exciting new addition to the conference series: a Youth – Employer Forum at the Steam Whistle Brewery. A range of sponsorship packages are summarized and we would be pleased to work with your organization to develop a customized package that suites your goals and budget.

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