Honorary Directors have been recognized for outstanding service to Tides Canada or exemplary contributions to issues related to the work of Tides Canada. As volunteers, they provide Tides Canada with strategic advice on how we can better support and advance the work of the social and environmental changemaker community in Canada.
Alan Broadbent is Chairman and Founder of Maytree, and Chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation. He co-founded and chaired the Caledon Institute of Social Policy (1992-2017), and the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and the Institute (2004-2019), and chairs the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In addition, Alan is Chair of Sustainalytics Holdings B.V., Chair of the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation, Chair of the Common Good Retirement Savings Initiative Steering Committee, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Governing Board of Massey College, and Member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Alan is the author of Urban Nation: Why We Need to Give Power Back to the Cities to Make Canada Strong; You’re It (with Franca Gucciardi); and co-editor of Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success. Alan was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University in 2009, and from Queen’s University in 2015.
Joel Solomon is Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm. With $98m assets under management, Renewal Funds invests in Organics and EnviroTech. Joel is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance, Founding Member of Social Venture Network, Business for Social Responsibility, the Tides Canada Foundation, and Board Chair of Hollyhock. Joel is a lead curator of the “Integrated Capital Fellows program of RSF, launching in late 2017.”
Joel is the co-author of The Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damaging to regenerative use.