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.

Freatured Projects

IPCA Stories

Colecting and sharing stories about creating and maintaining IPCAs

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)

What we do

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.

All projects

IPCA Stories

Colecting and sharing stories about creating and maintaining IPCAs

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.

Pacific IPCA Innovation Centre Knowledge Hub

The Pacific IPCA Innovation Centre Knowledge Hub focuses on capacity development, research, and knowledge mobilization to coordinate and support the establishment of IPCAs in the Pacific region.