IAN COOPER

Outdoorsman; Outward Bound Program Developer

Ian is honoured to have spent a career connecting with people through challenging and inspiring trips

‘on the land’. Over the past 25 years, he has been working with non-profits throughout Western Canada

facilitating wilderness experiences for under-serviced communities and vulnerable populations. In his

current role as Program Development & Outreach Coordinator at Outward Bound Canada, Ian is

continuously reminded of the transformational power of journeys in the natural world.


Ian makes his home on the traditional territory of the K’omoks Nation, in the Comox Valley, on

Vancouver Island. The ‘Land of Plenty’ allows Ian to feed his passions for telemark skiing, surfing, and

canoe tripping.