2015 YEAR IN REVIEW

Tides Canada is dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity for all Canadians.

We support people to build healthy, vibrant communities that have the social, economic, and natural capital to steward their environments for generations to come.

We collaborate with both donors and social change leaders, build bridges between and among sectors, and help to steer more philanthropy into innovative work that can address tough social and environmental challenges.

From on-the-ground social change initiatives to shaping national strategies and public policy, Tides Canada works on issues that affect all Canadians:

  • Clean Energy and Climate Solutions: Facilitating education, public engagement, and research to address climate change and build a clean energy future.
  • Healthy Oceans: Conducting research and supporting community-led action to ensure ocean ecosystems are diverse and resilient.
  • Healthy Watersheds: Ensuring freshwater health by facilitating partnerships and working with communities on stewardship initiatives.
  • Protected Lands and Forests: Helping communities design and implement responsible conservation and stewardship initiatives for land and forests.
  • Resilient Communities: Building equitable and inclusive societies to ensure all Canadians have the opportunity to thrive.
  • Sustainable Food Systems: Cultivating local, sustainable food systems that benefit all Canadians.
  • Sustainable Livelihoods: Helping communities build local economies that foster resilience and positive social outcomes.

From the President & CEO

It is a very exciting time to be working in environmental philanthropy and social innovation. There’s a feeling of optimism across the country. Political change at the federal and provincial levels is leading to new opportunities for collaboration. Canadians are demonstrating a growing appetite for openness, transparency, and inclusion in important decisions— their participation holds significant promise for a better world. And we are seeing governments, civil society, and Canadians respond positively to both the invitation from Indigenous people to build a new relationship and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Ross McMillanTides Canada is ready to take on an even greater leadership role in this new Canada. We have a 15-year track record of success, accumulated experience, and knowledge, and an expanding and diverse network of partners across the country. From this foundation, we are ready to apply all that we’ve learned—charting a course for the Canada we all want.

We will build on recent successes such as the final Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) agreement, which came together at the end of 2015 after two decades of effort by many parties, including Tides Canada. The final agreement established a framework to protect 85 per cent of the region’s old-growth forests. It represented an extraordinary collaboration between First Nations, government, environmental organizations, and companies, among others. Tides Canada is proud of its contributions to this outcome, including spearheading the design of the $120 million financing effort and leading GBR fundraising in Canada. There is still much to do. In the next few years we will collaborate with young Indigenous leaders as they develop community capacity and assert their authority as stewards of the lands and waters of their territories. We will also continue to help build integrated marine plans in the region.

We are accelerating our work in northern Canada, an area facing many urgent challenges but also offering great promise and opportunity. In 2015:

  • We launched our first project in Yukon, Our Voices, which provides experiential learning, training, and development opportunities for young emerging leaders. As a shared platform project, Our Voices benefits from Tides Canada’s financial, human resources, and governance support—maximizing the effectiveness of its important grassroots work.
  • We provided grants for staffing and community consultations that enabled the Dene community of Délı̨nę in the Northwest Territories to secure a UNESCO biosphere reserve designation for Tsá-Tué, a region encompassing the Great Bear Lake watershed.
  • We launched the Northwest Territories On the Land Collaborative Fund, which provides easier access to funding and other resources to organizations that build strong communities through the arts, restorative justice, cultural revitalization, youth engagement, family wellness, and other programs.
  • And we partnered with various charitable, government, and individual partners and advisors on the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative, which improves access to healthy food and builds resilient local economies in this unique northern region. By pooling ideas, past experiences, and resources, this collaborative amplifies impact, achieving much more than any individual partner would have been able to on their own.

Beyond the North, we are working across Canada to shape an exciting future defined by sustainable food systems, a stable climate, clean energy, wise land and water stewardship, and caring communities. We are also proud of the work done through all of the projects on our shared platform including encouraging walkable cities (Jane’s Walk), helping households track their carbon footprints (Project Neutral), and improving economic opportunities for informal recyclable collectors (Binners’ Project).

This is just a glimpse into what we have been up to in the last year. We have so much more planned for the future and we hope you will join us on this incredible journey.

Thank you for your continued support and for placing your trust in us. We could not be where we are today—ready to advance boldly during this exciting period of change—without you.

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Ross McMillan
President & CEO

Strategic Philanthropy Impact

Each year, Tides Canada partners with funders, individual donors, and grassroots initiatives to advance environmental and social solutions across Canada.

Our approach leverages philanthropic tools including: strategic grantmaking programs; cross-sector partnerships; funder collaboratives; impact investment; and donor advised funds. The following are highlights from 2015 across our key issue areas.

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After almost 20 years of hard work, the final conservation and human well-being agreement for the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) was completed. By working together, First Nations, the Province of British Columbia, logging companies, funders, and environmental organizations achieved a remarkable success - the most comprehensive conservation and commercial forest management plan of this scale in North America, and perhaps on Earth. Tides Canada’s contributions to the GBR agreements include spearheading the design of the $120 million financing effort and leading fundraising in Canada, as well as providing support to First Nations and conservation organizations.

After almost 20 years of hard work, the final conservation and human well-being agreement for the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) was completed. By working together, First Nations, the Province of BC, logging companies, funders, and environmental organizations achieved a remarkable success—the most comprehensive conservation and commercial forest management plan of this scale in North America, and perhaps on Earth.

Tides Canada’s contributions to the GBR agreements include spearheading the design of the $120 million financing effort and leading fundraising in Canada, as well as providing support to First Nations and conservation organizations.

Protected Land and Forests

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The first Canadian gathering of The Great Lakes Funder Collaboration brought together 39 foundations from Canada and the U.S. to discuss how to work together to support the health of the Great Lakes watershed on both sides of the border. Tides Canada is proud to co-chair and support the strategic direction of the Great Lakes Funder Collaboration.

The first Canadian gathering of The Great Lakes Funder Collaboration brought together 39 foundations from Canada and the US to discuss how to work together to support the health of the Great Lakes watershed on both sides of the border.

Tides Canada is proud to co-chair and support the strategic direction of the Great Lakes Funder Collaboration.

Healthy Watersheds

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The Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund completed its first phase supporting land-based closed-containment aquaculture systems as an alternative to traditional open-net aquaculture. The initial phase not only produced environmentally sustainable seafood, but also created local economic opportunities. Tides Canada’s $6 million Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund was built with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and a group of committed individual Canadian donors. Direct funding was available to projects located in BC and required matching government or industry funding.

The Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund completed its first phase supporting land-based closed-containment aquaculture systems as an alternative to traditional open-net aquaculture. The initial phase not only produced environmentally sustainable seafood, but also created local economic opportunities.

Tides Canada’s $6 million Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund was built with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and a group of committed individual Canadian donors. Direct funding was available to projects located in BC and required matching government or industry funding.

Sustainable Livelihoods

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The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative supported 19 community-led projects with $247,000 in grants to drive innovative local food solutions. Projects ranged from encouraging cultural practices through medicine picking, teachings on the land, and sweat lodges to building community infrastructure such as processing facilities, summer kitchens, and smokehouses. The Collaborative is hosted and administered by Tides Canada and is composed of northern community people and advisors, funders, and organizations working together to foster healthier and stronger communities in northern Manitoba.

The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative supported 19 community-led projects with $247,000 in grants to drive innovative local food solutions. Projects ranged from encouraging cultural practices through medicine picking, teachings on the land, and sweat lodges to building community infrastructure such as processing facilities, summer kitchens, and smokehouses.

The Collaborative is hosted and administered by Tides Canada and is composed of northern community people and advisors, funders, and organizations working together to foster healthier and stronger communities in northern Manitoba.

Sustainable Food Systems

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April 27, 2015 marked the completion of the planning phase of the Marine Plan Partnership (MaPP)—an innovative partnership between 18 coastal First Nations and the Province of BC. MaPP’s ambitious recommendations advance human well-being, economic opportunities, and ocean conservation on Canada’s North Pacific Coast. Tides Canada provides project administration for MaPP and hosts The Great Bear Sea Fund to support MaPP’s ongoing work.

April 27, 2015 marked the completion of the planning phase of the Marine Plan Partnership (MaPP)—an innovative partnership between 18 coastal First Nations and the Province of BC. MaPP’s ambitious recommendations advance human well-being, economic opportunities, and ocean conservation on Canada’s North Pacific Coast.

Tides Canada provides project administration for MaPP and hosts The Great Bear Sea Fund to support MaPP’s ongoing work.

Healthy Oceans

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For many Indigenous communities, the land encompasses culture, relationships, ecosystems, social systems, spirituality, and law. Programs held 'on the land' advance community wellness and environmental stewardship. In 2015 the NWT On The Land Funder Collaborative was launched to provide more effective and centralized access to funding and resources for on the land programs in the Northwest Territories. On The Land Collaborative Fund partners include: Tides Canada; the Government of the Northwest Territories; J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; PEW Indigenous Leadership Initiative; Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation; TNC Canada; and Community Advisors from across the NWT.

For many indigenous communities, the land encompasses culture, relationships, ecosystems, social systems, spirituality, and law. Programs held ‘on the land’ advance community wellness and environmental stewardship. In 2015 the NWT On The Land Funder Collaborative was launched to provide more effective and centralized access to funding and resources for on the land programs in the Northwest Territories.

The NWT On The Land Collaborative Fund partners include: Tides Canada; the Government of the Northwest Territories; J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; PEW Indigenous Leadership Initiative; Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation; TNC Canada; and Community Advisors from across the NWT.

Resilient Communities

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The Toronto Star and Tides Canada partnered to produce a series of articles addressing a range of pressing climate issues in Canada leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, December 2015. Tides Canada supported the partnership to increase public awareness and dialogue around the impacts of climate change on Canada’s economy and communities.

The Toronto Star and Tides Canada partnered to produce a series of articles addressing a range of pressing climate issues in Canada leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, December 2015.

Tides Canada supported the partnership to increase public awareness and dialogue around the impacts of climate change on Canada’s economy and communities.

Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Strategic Grantmaking Funds

Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

  • Climate Action Fund

Healthy Oceans

  • Arctic Marine Fund
  • BC Community-Based Marine Conservation Fund
  • BC Marine Planning Fund
  • Great Bear Sea Fund

Healthy Watersheds

  • BC Freshwater Fund
  • BC Freshwater Legacy Fund
  • Canadian Freshwater Fund
  • Great Lakes Water Fund
  • Mackenzie Watershed Fund
  • Northern Ontario Water Fund
  • Northwest Territories Water Fund
  • Pacific Salmon Watersheds Fund
  • Wild Salmon Ecosystem Fund

Protected Lands and Forests

  • Coast Conservation Capacity Fund
  • Gitanyow Wilp Sustainability Fund
  • Indigenous Stewardship Fund
  • Klappan Strategic Initiative Fund
  • Northern Terrestrial Conservation Fund
  • Prospective Conservation Areas Fund
  • Tides Canada Arctic Strategy Fund
  • Tlatsini Conservation Endowment Fund

Resilient Communities

  • Capacity for Conservation Fund
  • Dragonfly Strategic Grantmaking Fund
  • Emerging Northern Leadership Fund
  • NWT On The Land Collaborative Fund
  • Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project Fund
  • Tides Canada Science Integrity Project Fund

Sustainable Food Systems

  • Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative Fund
  • Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund

Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Community Investment Research and Development Fund
  • First Nations NGO Capacity Development Fund
  • Northern Sustainable Livelihood Fund

Tides Canada helps philanthropists, foundations, and corporations be more connected and effective in their giving. Work with our team of experienced program leads to implement lasting solutions to tough problems.

Feature Grantee

Jess Housty on how philanthropy can support First Nations

Jess Housty of Qqs Projects Society is soft-spoken yet direct and eloquent. She is a Heiltsuk mother, storyteller, and poet with an academic background in medieval literature. Many people know her as a young, emerging leader. We are proud to share an interview with her and her thoughts on leadership, Indigenous stewardship, and how philanthropy can support First Nations.

Shared Platform Impact

Tides Canada’s shared platform powers environmental and social projects across Canada.

The following highlights are of just some of the milestones and successes reached by our projects over the last year.

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Not Far From The Tree surpassed 100,000 lbs of fruit picked and distributed to local volunteers and community agencies, with the 2015 harvest being the most fruitful yet at 37,000 pounds. Not Far From The Tree inspires Torontonians to harvest, share, celebrate, and steward the bounty from urban orchards.

Not Far From The Tree surpassed 100,000 pounds of fruit picked and distributed to local volunteers and community agencies, with the 2015 harvest being the most fruitful yet at 37,000 pounds.

Not Far From The Tree inspires Torontonians to harvest, share, celebrate, and steward the bounty from urban orchards.

Sustainable Food Systems

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Farms at Work, in partnership with the Diary Farmers of Ontario, developed tools to ensure dairy products served at Trent University are sourced from local farmers. Farms at Work promotes healthy and active farmlands in east central Ontario.

Farms at Work, in partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, developed tools to ensure dairy products served at Trent University are sourced from local farmers.

Farms at Work promotes healthy and active farmlands in east central Ontario.

Sustainable Food Systems

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The Canadian Freshwater Alliance launched A Communications Toolkit for Strengthening BC's New Water Sustainability Act to provide a united voice for freshwater groups. The toolkit is centered on shared values and storytelling; it is already being used by over 130 community groups, First Nations, and non-governmental organizations throughout British Columbia. The Canadian Freshwater Alliance supports an active and engaged network of freshwater groups concerned with protecting and restoring Canada's waterways.

The Canadian Freshwater Alliance launched A Communications Toolkit for Strengthening BC’s New Water Sustainability Act to provide a united voice for freshwater groups. The toolkit is centred on shared values and storytelling; it is already being used by over 130 community groups, First Nations, and non-governmental organizations throughout British Columbia.

The Canadian Freshwater Alliance supports an active and engaged network of freshwater groups concerned with protecting and restoring Canada’s waterways.

Healthy Watersheds

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The School for Social Entrepreneurs won the Startup Canada Award for Ontario, for their innovative approach to supporting entrepreneurs. The School for Social Entrepreneurs guides students from all backgrounds to drive social change by helping to transform their vision into sustainable solutions.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs won the Startup Canada Award for Ontario, for their innovative approach to supporting entrepreneurs.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs guides students from all backgrounds to drive social change by helping to transform their vision into sustainable solutions. Photo: Solana Cain

Resilient Communities

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Our Voices, Tides Canada’s first project in the Yukon joined the shared platform. This collective is supporting northern indigenous youth through on the land programing and cultural revitalization. Our Voices works with indigenous youth to inspire, engage, and uphold a thriving culture.

Our Voices, Tides Canada’s first project in the Yukon, joined the shared platform. This collective is supporting northern Indigenous youth through on the land programming and cultural revitalization.

Our Voices works with Indigenous youth to inspire, engage, and uphold a thriving culture.

Resilient Communities

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Reel Youth led film camps across Canada including Cortes Island, BC, Fort Liard, NT, Mississauga, ON, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL—500 youth produced 126 films, distributed to an audience of 100,000 people. Reel Youth empowers youth to produce and distribute films about the issues most important to them.

Reel Youth led film camps across Canada including Cortes Island, BC, Fort Liard, NT, Mississauga, ON, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL—500 youth produced 126 films, distributed to an audience of 100,000 people.

Reel Youth empowers youth to produce and distribute films about the issues most important to them.

Resilient Communities

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East Scarborough Storefront was one of 16 organizations to receive support from the Province of Ontario’s new Local Poverty Reduction Fund. The East Scarborough Works initiative will build local pathways to decent work by supporting institutions and public infrastructure projects to place a local focus on their recruiting practices, and co-ordinating training supports and opportunities so that people in Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park can take advantage of local jobs. East Scarborough Storefront collaborates to support residents and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (KGO).

East Scarborough Storefront was one of 16 organizations to receive support from the Province of Ontario’s new Local Poverty Reduction Fund. The East Scarborough Works initiative will build local pathways to decent work by supporting institutions and public infrastructure projects to place a local focus on their recruiting practices, and co-ordinating training supports and opportunities so that people in Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) can take advantage of local jobs.

East Scarborough Storefront collaborates to support residents and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of KGO.

Resilient Communities

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The Binners’ Project held their second annual Coffee Cup Revolution where in just one day, 130 binners collected and recycled over 31,000 coffee cups at Victory Square Park in Vancouver. This demonstration project shows both the magnitude of coffee cup waste and the role of binners in the urban waste stream. The Binners’ Project improves economic opportunities for and reduces the stigma of informal recyclable collectors.

The Binners’ Project held their second annual Coffee Cup Revolution where in just one day, 130 binners collected and recycled over 31,000 coffee cups at Victory Square Park in Vancouver. This demonstration project shows both the magnitude of coffee cup waste and the role of binners in the urban waste stream.

The Binners’ Project improves economic opportunities for and reduces the stigma of informal recyclable collectors. Photo: Susan Mendel

Sustainable Livelihoods

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Great Bear Education and Research (GBEAR), with First Nations partners and Pacific Wild Alliance, brought international attention to the central coast herring spawn resulting in a commitment to joint fisheries management in 2016. GBEAR protects marine and terrestrial wildlife on Canada’s north Pacific coast.

Great Bear Education and Research (GBEAR), with First Nations partners and Pacific Wild Alliance, brought international attention to the central coast herring spawn resulting in a commitment to joint fisheries management in 2016.

GBEAR protects marine and terrestrial wildlife on Canada’s north Pacific coast. Photo: Ian McAllister

Healthy Oceans

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Project Neutral partnered with the City of London to help households monitor and track their carbon footprint. Building on success in Toronto and Guelph, this partnership empowers London, ON residents to monitor and reduce their energy consumption using Project Neutral’s CarbonShift tracking tool. Plans are currently underway to streamline the CarbonShift Tracker to enable even more participation in 2016. Project Neutral transitions neighbourhoods to carbon neutrality, one neighbourhood at a time.

Project Neutral partnered with the City of London to help households monitor and track their carbon footprint. Building on success in Toronto and Guelph, this partnership empowers London, ON residents to monitor and reduce their energy consumption using Project Neutral’s CarbonShift tracking tool. Plans are currently underway to streamline the CarbonShift Tracker to enable even more participation in 2016.

Project Neutral transitions neighbourhoods to carbon neutrality, one neighbourhood at a time.

Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Shared Platform Projects

Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

  • Clean Energy Canada
  • Project Neutral
  • Shift

Healthy Oceans

  • Great Bear Education and Research (GBEAR)
  • Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP)

Healthy Watersheds

  • Canadian Freshwater Alliance
  • Forum for Leadership on Water
  • Headwaters Initiative Project
  • Rivers Without Borders Canada
  • Slave River Coalition

Resilient Communities

  • Above Ground
  • AIDS-Free World Canada
  • Arctic Funders Collaborative
  • ArtBridges/ToileDesArts
  • ArtReach
  • The Base
  • Centre for City Ecology
  • Connecting Women with Scarborough Services
  • Dene Nahjo
  • Diasporic Genius
  • East Scarborough Storefront
  • IndigenEYEZ BC
  • Inner Activist
  • Jane’s Walk
  • Northern Youth Leadership
  • Organizing for Change
  • Our Voices
  • Powered by Data
  • Reel Youth
  • School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario
  • Social Venture Partners Toronto
  • Urban Youth Riding Project
  • Writers’ Exchange

Protected Land and Forests

  • Give Green Canada
  • Island Conservation Canada
  • Rainforest Solutions Project

Sustainable Food Systems

  • BC Food Systems Network
  • Canadian Biotechnology Action Network
  • Farms at Work
  • Not Far From The Tree
  • Sustain Ontario

Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Access Our Medicine
  • Binners’ Project

Learn more about our shared platform and our innovative environmental and social change projects.

Feature Project

Jane’s Walk: Staying local, going global

Since taking on the role of Global Director of Jane’s Walk three years ago, Denise Pinto has seen the participation of cities hosting walks grow from 85 to over 200 around the world. Read about how this small but mighty project on our shared platform is getting people from Tehran to Nashville out to learn about and celebrate their neighbourhoods and to play an active role in shaping the communities in which they live.

Donor Listing

Tides Canada receives donations from a wide range of individuals, governments, and organizations, including foundations, charities, nonprofits, and businesses. Our donors help us connect and empower a wide range of people and initiatives across the country to take on environmental and social challenges.

We sincerely thank our community of donors for their ongoing support and for working alongside us to build a stronger Canada.

Visionaries ($1,000,000+)
  • Dragonfly Fund at Tides Canada
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
Accelerators ($5,000 to $999,999)
  • 444S Foundation
  • AGF Management
  • Alaska Conservation Foundation
  • Andrew Kotaska
  • The Annual Foundation
  • Atkinson Charitable Foundation
  • Ayesha Chatterjeee
  • BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia
  • Bernard MacLeod
  • Betty Averbach Foundation
  • The Big Carrot
  • Boag Foundation
  • Brigitte and Henning Freybe
  • Brina Ludwig Prout
  • The British Council Canada
  • Campion Foundation
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canadian Health Food Association
  • Cannonbury Foundation
  • Chan Family Foundation
  • City of Toronto
  • City of Vancouver
  • CJ Foundation
  • CKNW Orphans’ Fund
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Daniel O’Neil
  • Daniel P. Tisch
  • The Daniels Corporation
  • Debra Campbell
  • Dialog
  • Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Echo Foundation
  • The Edith and Bernard Ennis Foundation
  • The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
  • Employment Planning & Counselling Peterborough
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • The Flanagan Foundation
  • Forests & European Union Resource Network
  • Freshwater Future Canada
  • Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
  • George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
  • Global Greengrants Fund
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Canada – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors Program
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Department of Health and Social Services, Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Environment and Natural Resources
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Community Wellness Initiative
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Recreation & Youth Division
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Investment
  • The Grayross Foundation
  • Heights Development
  • Inspirit Foundation
  • Inter ParesIvey Foundation
  • Jive Communications
  • J.P. Bickell Foundation
  • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • Laidlaw Foundation
  • The Law Foundation of British Columbia
  • Lush Handmade Cosmetics
  • Marily Mearns
  • Mark Satov
  • The Maytree Foundation
  • McKesson Canada
  • McLean Foundation
  • McLean Smits Family Foundation
  • Megan Abbott
  • Michael Robbins
  • Mindset Social Innovation Foundation
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
  • Nancy Maitland
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Nature’s Path Foods
  • New Roots Herbal
  • North Growth Foundation
  • Oak Foundation
  • Olga Streltchenko
  • Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
  • Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Ontario Natural Food Co-op
  • Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Patagonia
  • The Peter Cundill Foundation
  • Province of Manitoba – Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
  • RBC Foundation
  • RSA Insurance Group
  • The Salamander Foundation
  • The Schad Foundation
  • Schein Foundation
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Silver Dollar Foundation & USC Canada
  • The Sitka Foundation
  • SpencerCreo Foundation
  • The Sprott Foundation
  • SVP Vancouver
  • TD Bank Group
  • TELUS
  • Thomas Sill Foundation
  • Tides Foundation
  • TNC Canada
  • Toronto Arts Council
  • Toronto Atmospheric Fund
  • Toronto Foundation
  • Toronto Foundation – Griggs Family Foundation
  • Toronto Foundation – Bruce Blackadar Last Call Fund
  • Toronto Foundation – Martin Connell and Linda Haynes Fund
  • The Toskan Casale Foundation
  • Tropicana Community Services Organization
  • Turner Foundation
  • Unifor Social Justice Fund
  • United Way of Greater Toronto
  • United Way of Yellowknife
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Urbanspace Property Group
  • USC Canada
  • Vancity Community Foundation
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation
  • Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
  • The Waterbury Foundation
  • Watson Family Foundation
  • Wilburforce Foundation
  • Willow Grove Foundation
  • The Winnipeg Foundation
Innovators ($1,000 to $4,999)
  • Abigail Slater
  • Agri-Food Management Institute
  • Andrew R. Colantonio
  • Ann Wheeler and Geoff Bartol
  • Association of Mackenzie Mountains Outfitters
  • Avenir School Society
  • Bealight Foundation
  • Beverley Lough
  • Brian Braun
  • Brickworks Ciderhouse
  • Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
  • Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network
  • Catherine J. Mann
  • Central City Foundation
  • Charles Finley
  • Community Foundation of Ottawa – Blattel Family Fund
  • Community Foundation of Ottawa – Brodhead Fund
  • Community Foundation of Ottawa – McGregor-Sinclair Ecology and Peace Fund
  • Community Natural Foods
  • Corrine Tocher
  • Cortes Island Seniors Society
  • Daisy Gilardini
  • Denise Zarn
  • Diamond Corp
  • Disability Positive Consulting
  • Donald H. Price
  • Don Ferris and Jeanne Keith-Ferris
  • DUgood Community Fund
  • Elaine Mae Tupper
  • The Estate of Miriam Jayne
  • Esther Chetner
  • Evergreen
  • Excellence in Literacy Foundation
  • Franklin Garrigues
  • The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
  • Fred P. Knittel
  • The George Lunan Foundation
  • George P. Konrad
  • Glasswaters Foundation
  • The Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Gordon Ross
  • Government of the Northwest Territories – Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Division of Sport, Recreation and Youth
  • Greater Vancouver Regional District
  • Greenpeace Canada
  • The Hamber Foundation
  • Helen S. Buck
  • The Helpalittle Foundation
  • Independent Electricity System Operator
  • Interior Health
  • Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia
  • Investors Group
  • Jason Dault
  • Jim McIndoe
  • John A. Cogswell
  • The John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation
  • John and Mary Theberge
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Joyce Jennings
  • Judith Skinner
  • Judy M. Hayden
  • Kevin Stolarick
  • Kirkor Architects & Planners
  • Loblaws Inc.
  • Michael Green Architecture
  • Michael Mayzel
  • Morie Ford
  • N. Donald E. Altman
  • NorthwesTel
  • NWT Seniors’ Society
  • OMI Lacombe Canada
  • Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Pacific Yellowfin Charters
  • Peter Feldstein
  • Peter Raab
  • Petra Mutch
  • Prashant Matta
  • Quadrangle
  • Redpoll Foundation
  • Robert B. McGill
  • Roberta Olenick
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund
  • Social Spark
  • St. Mark’s United Church
  • Stockton Fergus Family Fund at Tides Canada
  • Strathcona Regional District
  • Susan J. Wahl
  • Susan Mackey-Jamieson
  • Susan Phillips
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Toronto Foundation – Paul and Evelyn Higgins Fund
  • Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American Games
  • Urban Strategies
  • VanCity Studios
  • Vancouver Foundation – Small Potatoes Fund
  • Walter Sisti
  • Wolfgang Jilek and Louise Jilek-Aall
  • Yellowknife Community Foundation
Builders ($250 to $999)
  • Aaron Livingstone
  • Achieve Your Mark
  • Adrian Mirabelli
  • Alen Williams
  • Alex Butz
  • Alexander Eaton
  • Ali Humza
  • Amy Brans
  • Andrew G. Simpson
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Basic Design
  • Benjamin Hoff
  • Beth A Stolarick
  • Booch
  • Bruce Kidd
  • Carolan Mackay
  • CDL Maple Equipments
  • Charles K. Harley
  • Christina Sweeney
  • Christine Leclerc
  • Connie R. Cooper
  • Daniel Bowditch
  • David Flowers
  • David Pollard
  • Deb Abbey
  • Deborah L. Howard
  • Derek J. Brans
  • Diane and Robert Matson
  • Dixie Meagher
  • Donald G. McDonald
  • Doug Ward
  • DTAH
  • Elizabeth Bernstein
  • Elizabeth Grace Seale
  • Ellen M. Skinnarland
  • Erwin J. Ebner
  • F.P. Bourgault Tillage Tools
  • Faisal A. Bhabha
  • Fiona M. Norris
  • Fox Consulting
  • Gerd Moore
  • Harley Rothstein
  • Heathcliff Foundation
  • Henry J. Norris
  • Irene Ying
  • Janelyn Kotaska
  • Jeanne M. Keith-Ferris
  • Jefferson Chapleau
  • Jini Stolk
  • John-Paul Harrison
  • Julia Ko
  • Julia Marmont
  • Julian Sleath
  • Julie Daniluk
  • Julie Green
  • Karim Rahemtulla
  • Kate Mansfield
  • Kathryn Wortsman-Stein
  • Kirsten Carthew
  • Laurance S. Donovan
  • Laurel E. Atkinson
  • Lawrence Martin
  • Lighthouse Labs
  • Linda L. Weichel
  • Lisa Tindle
  • Lisa Watson
  • Liz Rykert
  • Loraina Stephen
  • Marie Ellen O’Shaughnessy
  • Markus Reinhard
  • Martin and Sharon Miina
  • Mary Patricia Doherty
  • Meghan Carter
  • Michael Rubenstein
  • Monica Da Ponte
  • Morie Ford
  • Nicholas Cristoveanu
  • Novlyn C. Thetford
  • Pamela Dunbar
  • Patricia Wong
  • Patrick Boot
  • Paul Whitney
  • Peter and Glenna Schulz
  • Peter J. Ryding
  • Peter McAllister
  • Peter Studnicki
  • Pierre Bertrand
  • Richard A. Schwartz
  • Risa Skurnik
  • Robert Hay
  • Robert Link
  • Ruth S. Gangbar
  • Sam Sullivan
  • Samantha Jones
  • Sarah L. Segal
  • Scarborough Estate and Financial Planning Council
  • Scott Mullin
  • Seeds Strategies
  • Shari Jonker
  • Shawn Vanderheyden
  • Sherry Lin
  • Sonam Lhamo
  • Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox
  • Stuart Rowles
  • Subhash Mehta
  • Sue CannonSuncor Energy Foundation
  • Sunnyside Market
  • Susan Mavor
  • Teresa Tyzuk
  • Terry Stuart
  • Tia Farmer
  • United Parcel ServiceVancity
  • VCC Faculty Association
  • William Quinn
Sustainers (Monthly Donors)
  • Allan MacDonald
  • Andrew Horberry
  • Andrew J. Knox
  • Ann MacLeod
  • Ann Truyens
  • Antoine Belaieff
  • B. Gail Riddell
  • Barbara Rahder
  • Ben Marans
  • Bonnie L. Derrien
  • Brechin Maclean
  • Bruce Chan
  • Carla M. Weinberg
  • Carla P. Torchia
  • Carol Laughlen
  • Catherine E. Slater
  • Catherine Gardon
  • Chantal den Broeder
  • Charles F. Pinto
  • Chi D. T. Nguyen
  • Chris Rotolo
  • Christine M McInnes
  • Christopher M. Overall
  • Damian Panayi
  • David Ebner
  • Dominic M. Wong
  • Donald R Johnson
  • Dorena Tu
  • Doug Steele
  • Elena Yunusov
  • Eli Malinsky
  • Erika Bekker
  • Erin L. Elliott
  • Evelyn Wong
  • Geraldine Cahill
  • Gino Smecca
  • Heidi Tsao
  • Henrique Moser
  • Ian Shelley
  • Ivan C. N. Tennant
  • Jamie T. Marshall
  • Jane E. Saxton
  • Janna S. Levitt
  • Jean-Pierre Guay
  • Jennifer McLaren
  • Joan L. Hendrick
  • John Coates
  • John Forest
  • John Higginbotham
  • John Hunter
  • John Phillips
  • Jordan M. Gold
  • Judith Kidd
  • Julie Francis
  • Julie Leach
  • Karen R. Stackaruk
  • Katharine McGuire
  • Katherine MacAlpine
  • Katherine Reid
  • Kathryn Cooper
  • Kathy Fischer
  • Kez Sherwood
  • Kristi Rintoul
  • Lauren Keenan McCarthy
  • Linda Cheu
  • Linda Cooney
  • Lisa Donahue
  • Lisa J. French
  • Lois Lindsay
  • Lynn Petre
  • Maggie Campbell
  • Margarette Pinto
  • Margaux Yiu
  • Martine Dubuc
  • Mary-Ann Alberga
  • Matthew Perzow
  • Matthieu Bister
  • Megan Dietrich
  • Megan Lau
  • Mikal Baker
  • Dr. Monika Winn
  • Morna Halparin
  • Muriel A. How
  • Navindra S. Patel
  • Nicole Vadori
  • Noriko Akimoto
  • Oliver Franiel
  • Pam A. Kryskow
  • Patricia Stovel
  • Patty Osborne
  • Peggy Lucas
  • Rebecca H. Goldberg
  • Robert P. Morgan
  • Robyn Cauchy
  • Ron Plowright
  • Rosalind Coleman
  • Sabrina Bowman
  • Sara Angel
  • Satisch Ray Hiera
  • Sharon P. Khurana
  • Stephen E. J. Brown
  • Sylvia Holzer
  • Tad Franklin
  • Taryn Deering
  • Taryn Laing
  • Thomas Hackney
  • Tonya Surman
  • Velma Foster
  • Zahra Ebrahim
Tides Canada Family Campaign (Staff and Board)
  • Abra Brynne
  • Ajeev Bhatia
  • Alison Henning
  • Allison Andrachuk
  • Alma Abiera
  • Andrew Heintzman
  • Anna Horvath
  • Anne Gloger
  • Anne Marie Johnston
  • Annette Heatherington
  • Chelsea Morka
  • Christina Beharry
  • Christopher Kai Yuen Chan
  • Dana and Joel Solomon
  • Danielle Goldfinger
  • David Secord and Amy Adams
  • Elissa Beckett
  • Erika Nikolai
  • Gregory James Graham
  • Janet Fitzsimmons
  • Jeff Garrad
  • Jennifer Lynn
  • Jeremy and Marjorie Brans
  • Jodi White
  • Justin Ferbey
  • Laura Reinsborough
  • Lindsay Telfer
  • Margaret Zeidler
  • Margaret Dickson
  • Melissa Leite
  • Nabil Harfoush
  • Peter Macleod
  • Peter Thicke
  • Phillip Isaacson
  • Pradheepa Simonpillai
  • Rachel Lissner
  • Rachel Rocco
  • Ross McGregor
  • Ross McMillan
  • Ryan Nicol
  • Salmina Sabah
  • Sanah Manickam
  • Sandy Houston
  • Sarah Chee
  • Susan Arndt
  • Susheela Ramachandran
  • The Illahie Foundation
  • Thea Richmond
  • Todd Jaques
  • Wendy Cooper

Feature Donor

Leonard Schein: Independent cinema founder and philanthropist

You may recognize Leonard Schein as the former owner of much-loved independent cinemas in Vancouver, including the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, the Park Theatre, and the Ridge Theatre. Or, perhaps you know him as the founder of the Vancouver International Film Festival. But there are a few things you may not know about Leonard Schein including his dedication to giving back to his community.

Grants

In 2015, more than 200 organizations across Canada received support from Tides Canada and its community of donors to effect positive and lasting environmental and social change. For more details on grants and activities, included purposes, please contact info@tidescanada.org.

NameAmount
Abelard School 3,888
Academics Without Borders Canada 6,273
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights 14,680
Aga Khan Foundation Canada195
Alliston Christian Reformed Church 1,000
Alzheimer Society of Toronto 11,921
Ancient Forest Exploration & Research 17,881
Angel's Animal Rescue Society 2,500
The Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Elbow Park 25,000
Aqueduct Foundation 1,000
Arctic Eider Society 40,000
Art Starts 10,000
Arts Access Fund 23,142
Arts Club Theatre Company1,500
ArtsCan Circle10,000
Atlantic Salmon Federation 25,000
Bard on the Beach500
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs 1,000
BC Social Venture Partners Foundation 7,000
BC Spaces for Nature Society 25,000
Beautiful World Canada Foundation 10,203
The Belinda Stronach Foundation 15,051
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley 7,500
Bird Studies Canada 312,650
Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough 7,000
Brands for Canada 15,051
British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association 6,280
Calgary Zoo 10,000
Campbell River Indian Band 25,000
Campbell River School District 1,000
Canadian Amateur Musicians Musiciens amateurs du Canada (CAMMAC) 78,098
Canadian Centre for International Justice 1,500
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 10,000
Canadian Coastal Research Society 21,563
Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance 5,860
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network (CEGN) 10,000
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network 36,607
Canadian International Freedom of Expression Trust500
Canadian Journalism Foundation500
Canadian Music Centre2,496
Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS)129,809
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) 95,377
Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment, and Health 19,252
Cape Breton University 30,000
Carleton University 27,000
CAUSE Canada 1,313
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources 15,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada 84,458
Chester Municipal Heritage Society 1,005
Chimp Foundation 3,089
Christ Church 21,000
The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada 11,000
City of Thompson 3,500
Clavecin en Concert 1,000
Columbia Institute 19,800
Community Food Centres Canada500
Community Foundations of Canada 3,000
Compass Point Bible Church 2,000
Compassion Fruit Society500
Cortes Community Health Association 19,513
Crohn's and Colitis Canada 12,106
Crow's Theatre 45,215
Cultivate Canada Society 65,421
Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning 34,131
Délįnę Land Corporation 15,800
Dena Kayeh Institute 7,500
Doctors Without Borders Canada 19,438
Earl Grey School 5,000
Ecojustice Canada Society 67,075
Ecology Action Centre 1,000
Ecology North 26,000
Ecotrust Canada 65,000
Ensemble Caprice 5,000
Équiterre 32,505
Farm Radio International500
Festival Montréal Baroque 12,000
First Nation of Nacho Nyäk Dun 14,100
First Peoples Innovation Center 5,000
Food Matters Manitoba 26,430
Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island 6,031
Fraser Academy Association 10,000
Freshwater Future 25,000
Gairdner Foundation 18,472
Galiano Conservancy Association 57,609
George Brown College Foundation 25,150
Georgia Strait Alliance500
Gitanyow Huwilp Society 165,200
Gitxaala Nation 25,000
The Glassco Foundation 6,053
Global Medic 1,000
The Global Youth Education Network Society (genius) 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area 6,386
Hamilton Victory Gardens 4,000
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut 1,000
Heiltsuk Tribal Council 69,000
Historica Canada 2,000
Hot Docs 5,000
Ilisaqsivik Society 175,000
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) 1,000
Indian Summer Arts Society500
Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA) 15,500
Instruments of Change 15,000
Inter Pares 25,670
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria 2,500
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) 24,330
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) 5,000
Inuvialuit Charitable Foundation 7,500
K'ómoks First Nation 32,000
Kidsafe Project Society 5,450
Kitasoo First Nation 55,671
Lake Winnipeg Foundation 10,000
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia 2,000
Lasqueti Last Resort Society 38,669
The Leadership Institute 52,318
Literary Review of Canada500
Local Food Plus 14,500
Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs 48,529
The Marigold Foundation 1,000
MaRS Discovery District 23,250
Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation 34,713
Massey College500
The MATCH International Women's Fund775
Metlakatla Governing Council 15,000
The Moomba Society 8,924
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada920
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 52,768
Municipality of Chester 6,791
Musique Royale 13,373
My Arms Wide Open 1,950
'Namgis First Nation 378,000
National Music Centre 12,106
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto 7,000
Nature Conservancy of Canada 1,000
Nextwave Foundation 5,500
Nikanihk Ohci Foundation 28,900
North Coast Cetacean Society 41,453
North End Community Health Association 51,348
North Vancouver School District 1,000
Nova Scotia Nature Trust 2,163
Nunatsiavut Government 40,000
Nuxalk Nation 118,500
Office of the Wet'suwet'en 76,762
Ottawa Riverkeeper 20,000
Our Health Centre 6,791
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish 52,758
Our Place Society 1,600
Outward Bound Canada 12,000
Pacific Salmon Foundation 76,000
Parachute Canada 5,860
Peguis First Nation 25,500
Pembina Foundation 10,000
PEN Canada 2,592
Pillar Nonprofit Network 7,500
Pine River Foundation 12,439
Pivot Foundation500
Plan Canada 9,975
Plenty Canada 22,500
Porte Parole 23,000
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival500
Qqs (Eyes) Projects Society 105,000
Raincoast Conservation Foundation 102,400
Raising the Village 29,526
Realistic Success Recovery Society 7,000
The Remix Project 6,300
Renascent Foundation 7,205
Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre 6,339
Resource Library for the Environment and the Law 10,000
Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs (RAVEN) 20,000
The Rhodes Trust 87,328
Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation 2,000
Rivershed Society of British Columbia 25,000
Rose Charities 1,200
Rundle College Society 56,000
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation 100,000
Saint James Music Academy 10,000
Salal Foundation 104,607
Samara Canada500
Save the Children Canada 10,367
Sayisi Dene First Nation 11,930
SchoolBOX 75,598
Science World 25,000
Seneca College 82,320
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre643
Sierra Club BC 64,000
Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue 268,703
Simon Fraser University Centre for Sustainable Community Development 25,000
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust 39,885
Small Change Fund 13,400
Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton 2,000
Société Mère Meera 6,943
Special Olympics British Columbia 1,000
St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church 15,000
St. Paul's Foundation500
Staal Family Foundation 315,634
The Steele Family Foundation 64,793
Steelworkers Humanity Fund 30,150
Stephen Lewis Foundation876
Sunshine Coast Arts Council 5,000
Sustainability Network500
Sustainable Prosperity 1,500
T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation 40,000
Tahltan Band Council 27,168
Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation 10,000
Taku River Tlingit First Nation 1,500
Tamil Literary Garden 6,405
Tlicho Government 5,000
TNC Canada 40,000
Trees Ontario 1,800
UNICEF Canada 15,000
United Way Peterborough & District 1,000
United Way Toronto & York Region 15,181
University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies 5,000
University of British Columbia Department of Zoology 5,000
University of Manitoba Natural Resources Institute 67,784
University of Victoria Indigenous Law Research Unit 50,000
Urban Non-Violent Initiatives Through Youth (UNITY) (5,000)
Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters 269,091
Vancity Community Foundation 13,750
Vancouver Aquarium 6,414
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation 115,709
Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society 25,674
Vancouver Island University 38,000
Vancouver Opera 34,437
Vancouver School Board 18,000
West Coast Environmental Law 139,864
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada 31,361
Wildsight 10,000
Wilfrid Laurier University 7,000
Willing Hearts International Society Canada275
Wood's Homes 5,000
World Animal Protection Canada 1,200
World Vision Canada330
York House School Society 25,000
Youth Unlimited 12,261

Donor Advised Funds

Tides Canada’s donor advised funds enable donors to support charitable activities and causes they care about.

7th Generation Fund
Adobe Foundation Fund
African Rural Development Fund
Aguacene Fund
AIDS-Free World Fund
Alexander Graham Bell Innovation Fund
Amy Carter-Crossley and Shun Hei Lor Families Fund
Animal Spirit Fund
Animal Welfare Fund
AnQi’s Little Angels Foundation Fund
Auerbach Family Fund
Aurora Fund
Ayalik Fund
Bealight Fund
Big Wild Fund
Burton Family Fund
Butterfly Wings Fund
Canadian Organization for Yoga and Mental Health
Canadians for Popular Education in Health Fund
Canodia Fund
CANRAD Fund
Challenge Fund
Chaloult Wallace Fund
Chauvel Fund
Chosen Waters Fund
Clayoquot Conservation Fund
CNIS Surgical & Obstetrical Skills Education Fund
Cohen Building Fund
Collette Foundation Charitable Fund
Communications & Broadcasting Canadian Trust Fund
Corridor of the Clouds Fund
Coyle Family Foundation Fund
CPAWS Nova Scotia Conservation Fund
Crumbfree Caribou Fund
Dark Horse Fund
David J. Sokol Endowment Fund
Division of UBC PM&R Fund
DLN Fund
Don Rubenstein Housing Fund
Dr. Bik May Wai & Dr. Chung Nin Lam Endowment Fund
Dragonfly Fund
Draimin-Haddon Endowment Fund
Elaine Dulsey Fund
Endswell Long-Term Fund
Équiterre Fund
Erwin Kuechau Fund
Etisah Foundation Cameroonian Youth Fund
Evergreen Fund
Forests Live Fund
Friends of Qatuwas Fund
Friends of Qqs Conservation Support Fund
Fund for Action on Investment Responsibility
Funding Awesome Fund
Fuyu Fund
Glenn Powers and Melanie Wong Foundation Fund
Great Vow Zen Support Fund
Green Research Fund
Harbinger Fund Health and Education Fund
Hollyhock Scholarship Fund
Hoops 4 Hope Fund
Ignite Excellence Foundation Fund
Illahie Fund
International Development Fund

Jantzi Research Fund
Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation Fund
Joel and Dana Solomon Fund
John Kenneth Galbraith Prize Endowment Fund
Jokabeca Foundation Fund
Jon Gates Foundation Fund
LAM Canada Fund
Language Documentation and Revitalization Fund
Laura Louie Hope Projects Fund
Lindalee Tracey Award Fund
Lunapads Global Opportunity Fund
MacGavin Fund McMillan-Dobell Fund
Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba Fund
Mentoring Excellence BC Fund
Michael and Amelia Humphries Earthrise Legacy Fnd
My Arms Wide Open Fund
Naramata Conservation Fund
Natural Burial Association Fund
New Literacies Fund
Nonprofit Centers Fund
Open Media Education Fund
OSEA Education and Research Fund
Outreach Zanzibar Fund
Oxfam Canada Fund
Pacific Wild Fund
Planeterra Fund
Power of Giving Fund
Rani Luthra Charitable Fund
Reverence for Life Legacy Fund
Rhodes Trust Fund
Richardson Family Fund
Rideau Institute Research Fund
Robert Huber Memorial Fund
Seaver Family Fund
SHLF Endowment Fund
Simons Foundation Fund
Skeena Watershed Fund
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust Fund
Social Innovation Conference Series
Social Venture Institute Fund
Sokol-Rubenstein Family Life Insurance Gift Fund
Somos El Barco Fun
Stand Now Fund
Stockton Fergus Family Fund
Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation Fund
Strategic Philanthropy Course Fund
Street Kids International Fund
Sustaining Design Fund
Terrevive Fund
the deer crossing the art farm fund
The Funding Network-Toronto Fund
Transformation Fund
Twin Island Protection Fund
Tyee Solutions Society Fund
UFSC Community Outreach Fund
Urban Forest Fund
V. Paul Lee Family Foundation
Valerie Elia Fund
Vancouver Bicycle Fund
Vancouver Tomorrow Fund
Vern’s Community Fund
Wild Faith Fund

A donor advised fund at Tides Canada is an easy and efficient alternative to creating your own charitable or private foundation. Simplify your giving and join our community of changemakers.

Financial Results

Grants & Activities

The following is a summary of Tides Canada grants, programmatic activities, collaborations, and project expenditures in 2015 by interest area and grants made by donor advised funds.

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Revenues

The following is a breakdown of Tides Canada revenue sources in 2015.

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How We Applied Our Funds

The following is a breakdown of Tides Canada expenses in 2015.

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View Tides Canada’s audited financial statements.

Leadership

Board

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Jodi White, Chair
jferbey
Justin Ferbey
nabilharfoush
Nabil Harfoush, PhD
andrew_heintzman
Andrew Heintzman
sandyhouston
Sandy Houston
edlevy
Ed Levy, PhD
jenniferlynn
Jennifer Lynn
petermacleod
Peter MacLeod
rossmcgregor
Ross McGregor
margiezeidler
Margaret Zeidler

Executive Team

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Ross McMillan, President & CEO
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Anne Marie Johnston, Chief Operating Officer
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Elissa Beckett, Vice President, Development & Strategic Initiatives