Tides Top 10 for 2012

Each year we search out and honour Canada’s most innovative social change efforts that inspire people to take action, to think in new ways and to make the world a better place. these are the Tides Top 10.

They are organizations, communities or individuals that align with our mandate to create opportunities for people in Canada and around the world to escape poverty, strengthen their communities and live on a healthy planet.

Arviat Community Ecotourism Initiative (ACE)

Sustainable community-based ecotourism rooted in Inuit culture

Canadian Freshwater Alliance

Connecting the dots between water stewards across Canada


Everyday choices are opportunities to change the world

Pond Inlet Environmental Technology Program

Access to higher education in smaller Inuit centres

Qqs Projects Society

Youth opening the ‘eyes’ of youth to conservation and culture

Random Hacks of Kindness Toronto

Hackathons for social change technology

Reconciliation Canada

The path to reconciliation is paved with dialogue

Sacred Headwaters Conservation Collaboration

Strange bedfellows: Tahltan First Nation, Shell Canada, the BC Government, Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition and ForestEthics

Toronto Park People

Leading a park renaissance

The Writers’ Exchange

Making literacy exciting and accessible for inner-city kids