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Empowering Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) in Canada

We are an Indigenous educational non-profit that is helping to transform the way nature conservation happens in Canada.

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Featured Projects

IPCA Knowledge Basket

Honour, celebrate, and catalyze Indigenous-led conservation pathways in Canada.

Westcoast IPCA Support Program

Supporting Indigenous conservation leadership along the west coast of BC

IPCAs & Guardians Map

An interactive and publicly-accessible map featuring Indigenous-led conservation initiatives across Canada

IPCA Stories

Collecting and sharing stories about IPCA establishment

Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership

An Indigenous-led network that brings together a diverse range of partners to advance Indigenous-led conservation and IPCAs across Canada

Clayoquot Campus

The Clayoquot Campus in Tofino BC is the first satellite campus of the Pacific IPCA Innovation Centre.

Valentines Zaagidiwin

An annual Valentine’s Day event highlighting Indigenous concepts of love. The event is a speaker series and discussion event.

Indigenous Climate Action Program

The Indigenous Climate Action Program (ICAP) gives children and their caregivers the tools to (re)connect with nature.

IPCA Planning Certificate

Canada’s first post-secondary program dedicated to Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs)

Our mission

Building Capacity

The IISAAK OLAM Foundation creates space for ideation and innovation. We function, in part, as an incubator for projects in their pilot or early phase of development. When certain projects reach a point where they can “fly the nest”, we support their launch and continue to engage as an active partner. Examples include the IPCA Knowledge Basket and the Pacific IPCA Innovation Centre.

Our Team

Meet the Advisors, Board Members and Staff who make up IISAAK OLAM


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