Creating a better future through biosphere stewardship, philanthropy and community building

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) is a registered charity based on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Established in 2000, CBT is the only organization in Canada that is both a community foundation and a UNESCO biosphere. We pair this spirit of community with the power of a global presence to bring more people together for a shared understanding.

We are one of 1,800 community foundations worldwide implementing United Nations’ goals to reduce poverty, end hunger, ensure quality education, and protect the environment. CBT also oversees the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region designation, one of Canada’s 19 UNESCO biospheres, and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Our team works to strengthen the development of all citizens, communities, and the ecosystems on which we all depend, for a future we can all be proud of. 

In the spirit of truth, healing and reconciliation,

We acknowledge the territories of hiškʷiiʔatḥ (Hesquiaht First Nation), ʕaaḥuusʔatḥ (Ahousaht), ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations), Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government (Ucluelet First Nation), and tukʷaaʔatḥ (Toquaht Nation).

You're Invited to our Annual General Meeting!

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Annual General Meeting

Join us as we review our activities from 2023, present our annual report, share a short video about CBT's Vital Signs program from the Community Foundations of Canada, and much more. The agenda will include time for public comments and questions. We hope you can join us - all are welcome to attend!

The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 20th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom.

Register Here

Read our New 2023 Vital Signs Report!

2023 Vital Signs Report Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

This document is our fifth Vital Signs report. As such, it provides an opportunity to look back over 10 years to see how, or if, metrics have changed. It is also a valuable tool for understanding progress toward achieving all aspects of sustainability - cultural, social, economic, and environmental. 

Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by the Community Foundations of Canada that leverages community knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and ecosystems, and supports actions that improve quality of life. The CBT is committed to a long-term monitoring program for the region and its communities, and aims to publish a Vital Signs report every two years.


What's Brewing in the Biosphere Podcast Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

What's Brewing in the Biosphere?

"What's Brewing in the Biosphere?" is a podcast where the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust team has the opportunity to share awesome updates and news from the region. Learn about our current grant opportunities, research, events, and much more! 

Join us each month live on Tuff City Radio or listen to our past episode on our YouTube Channel


Grow with us @clayoquotbiospheretrust