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South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP), the mandated economic development agency for Southern Vancouver Island, announced today it will receive $3-million in funding from the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan). This funding will support SIPP’s initiatives to grow B.C.’s ocean and marine technology sectors and foster Indigenous entrepreneurship and the exploration of economic opportunities connected to ocean monitoring and conservation.

“We are very grateful for PacifiCan’s investment into South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) to further establish the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST) and the Indigenous Prosperity Centre (IPC),” says Emilie de Rosenroll, Group CEO of South Island Prosperity Partnership. “Together with leveraged support from the private sector, this investment accelerates climate-conscious ocean and marine innovation along with Indigenous strengths in marine stewardship in order to realize Pacific Canada’s position as a leader in the global blue economy.” 

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