Our Partners and Supporters

The Great Bear Sea PFP demonstrates the significant progress that can be achieved when many partners work together towards a shared vision for conservation, community prosperity, and co-governance.

Coast Solutions Task Group

The Coast Solutions Task Group (CSTG) supported participating First Nations in developing the Great Bear Sea PFP and co-governance agreements with Crown governments.

CSTG co-chairs:

  • Merv Child (Na̲nwaḵolas Council)
  • Christine Smith-Martin (Coastal First Nations)

CSTG members appointed by:

  • Coast Funds
  • Coastal First Nations
  • Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance
  • Central Coast Nations
  • Council of the Haida Nation
  • Na̲nwaḵolas Council
  • North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society

Donor Council

The Donor Council includes representatives from the following organizations, which have supported fundraising and partner engagement:

  • Coast Funds
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Nature United & The Nature Conservancy (Global)
  • Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
  • Sitka Foundation

Contributing Partners

The Great Bear Sea PFP was developed by 17 participating First Nations, with financial support from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and philanthropic partners who share our commitment to a sustainable future for the coast.

A Special Thank You

We are grateful to Nature United and The Nature Conservancy (Global), and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies for their financial and extensive in-kind support and partnership throughout the feasibility and development stages of the Great Bear Sea PFP.