Their mission: to provide uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity.
As a national charity, they connect and empower a wide range of people and initiatives across the country to take on tough social and environmental challenges, building a stronger Canada.
They work to accelerate positive change and achieve greater impact across the country by bringing giving, investing, and doing under a single roof.
From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities, Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good.
In 2000, they pioneered a unique shared platform that powers social change initiatives across the country from their shared in-house governance and administration expertise. Donor dollars go further, and more time and money go to mission and impact.
In 2007, they coordinated landmark financing for the Great Bear Rainforest agreements, resulting in $120-million to support conservation management and sustainable economic development in the region—transforming the way the region is managed now and for future generations.
In 2010, they launched a new team with deep issue expertise and broad networks. Their task: work directly in the field with changemakers and design strategic granting programs for priority places and pressing challenges across the country.
With regional presence in Manitoba, Northern Canada, Western Canada, and Ontario, Tides Canada reaches beyond surface solutions, working with donors to create strategic investments that maximize positive change.
In 2014, they built on their history of socially responsible investment practices by launching ChangeCapital, a donor advised fund that brings impact investing and philanthropy together to generate greater environmental and social change.
Today, Tides Canada has grown to be a recognized national leader in social change philanthropy. They have supported over 2,500 initiatives with grants totalling $158,403,260 in support of environmental and social change. They support nearly 40 initiatives on their shared platform and manage about 200 donor advised funds.
Their vision: a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity for all Canadians.
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