Keep Bears Wild 

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Educational Outreach


The North Shore Black Bear Society, a non-profit organization, works in partnership with local and regional governments and other groups involved with black bears and bear attractant issues. Our education program is delivered by staff and dedicated volunteers across the North Shore. Our educational outreach is provided year-round in the following ways:

  • Interactive displays at all major North Shore community events
  • Engaging presentations to groups, including elementary schools, Guides and Scouts, summer camps and adult organizations
  • Canvassing neighbourhoods where bear activity has been reported
  • Communicating with residents who have contacted us by phone, social media or email about black bear sightings and attractant management
  • Placing 'Bear-in-Area' signs in the City and District of North Vancouver. West Vancouver Parks place signs in their district 
  • Maintaining a database on black bear, cougar, bobcat and coyote activity on the North Shore
  • 'Welcome to Bear Country' mail-outs to new homeowners on the North Shore
  • Maintaining a website and Social Media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

The North Shore Black Bear Society has two paid permanent, part-time position. This position of Executive Director is held by Christine Miller. The Education Coordinator position is held by Luci Cadman. If you wish to volunteer, make a bear or attractant report, ask questions or request a display or presentation, please contact us at 604 317 4911 or