shark research institute
Ontario turtle conservation centre
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada continuously strives to make a difference in the lives of aquatic animals across the globe, which is why we have forged partnerships with trusted, committed, and effective charitable organizations.

The Shark Research Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization that was created to sponsor and conduct research on sharks in the ultimate effort to promote their conservation. The Shark Research Institute works diligently to correct misconceptions about sharks and to stop the needless slaughter of over 150 million sharks annually. As the home to numerous shark species, this is a cause that Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada feels extremely passionate about. We frequently donate 100% of the proceeds from our Souvenir Guidebook sales, as well as 10% of proceeds from each Discovery Dive to this inspiring organization.

We are also proud to support the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre , a local charity whose goal is to protect and conserve Ontario’s native turtles and the habitat in which they live. They operate a turtle hospital that rehabilitates injured turtles and perform extensive research in the field to further conservation initiatives. Our two resident green sea turtles – Spot and Chewy – are now classified as an endangered species, so this charity is naturally very close to our hearts. We frequently donate 100% of the proceeds from our Souvenir Guidebook sales to this inspiring organization.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a proud supporter and advocate of the Ocean Wise Seafood program and has been an Ocean Wise Seafood partner since 2017. Ocean Wise Seafood is a nonprofit conservation program created to empower consumers and businesses to make informed decisions about sustainable seafood and educate them on responsible aquaculture practices and issues facing the world’s fisheries. Ocean Wise works directly with partners to ensure they have the latest scientific information available regarding their seafood so they can make ocean-friendly buying decisions. The Ocean Wise symbol on menus and packaging enables customers to easily choose products that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.

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