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).

2022 Holiday Giving Catalogue

'Tis the season for giving and standing tall as a region. We're honoured to bring back the Giving Catalogue—an annual collaborative holiday initiative. The Giving Catalogue is an online crowdfunding campaign to support non-profit work in the west coast region. This collaboration spotlights the needs of west coast charitable organizations and funds. 100% of donations support their work while CBT takes care of all administration and receipting. In short, everything starts with community. And through this united, public portal, together we are stronger.

Give the gift of community this holiday season.

Browse the catalogue

We're Building a Biosphere Centre!

With thoughtful, collaborative work of community members and partners, we are excited to share our vision for a vibrant, accessible, culturally safe knowledge hub that supports learning, connecting and sharing ideas. With innovative programs, education and research to benefit all people, now and for generations to come, the Biosphere Centre will be a community space to build capacity, reinforce sustainability, support reconciliation, build relationships and bolster social fabric. Learn more HERE

 

 

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