Tides Top 10

Each year, Tides Canada seeks out initiatives that align with its mission of helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity, and have demonstrated significant results in the communities they serve.

Recipients over the ten-year history of the Tides Top 10 award represent a diverse cross-section of people, cultures, and organizations that work at the intersection of social and environmental issues.

These are the Tides Top 10 for 2013 – groundbreaking initiatives that are leading the pack in social change innovation. Read the news release here.

Artreach Toronto

Leading a youth-centered approach to training, mentorship and collaboration.


Engaging students as future leaders in the green economy.

Dechinta University

Inspiring shared learning among indigenous and non-indigenous leaders.


Creating a sustainable local food supply for all Nova Scotians

Food Matters Manitoba

Engaging Manitobans to have a voice in food-related issues

Immigrant Access Fund

Investing in new immigrants to foster a more inclusive and just Canada


Providing community leaders with tools to effect large-scale change

Project Neutral

Transitioning neighbourhoods to carbon neutrality

River Mission Project

A Blue Legacy, de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation and Ottawa Riverkeeper partnership rallying a diverse community around a shared vision for a healthy Ottawa River watershed

Storytellers’ Foundation

Promoting economic development through collaboration and dialogue in the Upper Skeena