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).

Inspire, Engage, Celebrate, and Empower

100 Women Who Care Event Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Join us for 100 Women Who Care! This event brings together all women who share a common desire to give back and inspire local philanthropy in the region. Together, we raise funds to support charities and/or societies in the Biosphere Region.

The group is open to all people who identify as women! The more women who get involved, the greater our impact will be. Join us to become a part of an international movement of Women Who Care.

With each woman donating $100, CBT will pool the contributions to make a donation to a registered charity in the region. Each ticket holder will have an opportunity to nominate an organization to receive the gift. We will randomly select 3 nominees and the recipient will be selected by vote.

Learn more and get your ticket

Need some extra incentive?

Donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a charitable tax receipt!

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.


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