The West Coast Learning Network has three main objectives:
- To contribute to the growth and sustainability of Bamfield, and hence other communities on the west coast that join the network.
- To support economic and social health development by selecting and developing entrepreneurial activities that contribute to community livelihoods.
- To contribute to the health and sustainability of communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island by building on existing community capacity.
A Learning Community is a neighbourhood, village, town, city or region that uses lifelong learning as an organizing principle and social goal in order to promote collaboration of civic, economic, public, voluntary and educational sectors to achieve sustainable socio-economic development.