It’s not every day that you see someone win an award. But recently, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program brought home, not one, but, two awards for its work in seafood sustainability.

2012 Green Toronto Awards

On April 13, Ocean Wise’s Toronto office won the Environmental Awareness Award at the eighth annual Green Toronto Awards ceremony at the Green Living Show. The awards – a partnership between the City of Toronto and Green Living Enterprises – recognizes individuals, organizations, and companies that are helping lead the way to a cleaner, greener, and more liveable Toronto. Each winner received a prestigious Green Toronto Award and $5,000 courtesy of award sponsors to further their work on the environment or donate to a registered charity of their choice.

Nominations were assessed by a panel of judges, and were evaluated based on the following criteria: effectiveness, innovation/creativity/originality, promotion of environmental stewardship, and leadership.


Robin Poirier, Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Toronto representative, accepted the Green Toronto award last month

2012 CASCADE Awards

Then on May 5, Ocean Wise won the title for Best Program at the CASC 2012 National Awards Gala held in Ottawa, Ontario.  The CASCADE Awards for Outstanding Science Engagement, presented by the Canadian Association of Science Centres, celebrates outstanding science engagement exhibitions, programs, and shows in Canada.

The Canadian Association of Science Centres builds capacity for its science centres and science-related museums to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement.

Take Action!

You too can be a winner by making ocean-friendly decisions each time you decide what to put on your plate. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 3,100 Ocean Wise partner locations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for you to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come. Learn more about Ocean Wise.


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