Sector Innovation

Developing new models of funding and doing charitable work on the ground.

Tides Canada is rethinking charity. Our approach begins with strategy—identifying gaps and obstacles to achieving impact. From there, we look to leverage emerging models and technological advances and apply them to our work. We do this by making connections, coordinating partnerships, and developing tools to pilot and build solutions. It is a process involving constant adaptation, measurement and revision.

By driving new ways of working, we foster sector innovation more broadly. For example, Tides Canada’s ChangeCapital brings together mission-aligned impact investment and philanthropy to amplify funds for lasting social impact. Tides Canada is also pioneering a shared platform model that powers 40 unique social change initiatives across Canada. By finding synergies and sharing resources, we are catalyzing new models of collaboration and partnership on the ground.

Our goal is to increase the effectiveness of our work in order to fulfill our vision of a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity for all Canadians.

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Impact Stories

From the Blog

Frogs, Feminism and Factories: Can we build a just conservation economy?

Last month, Tides Canada’s CEO, Joanna Kerr gave a speech to a group of environmental funders aski…

NetPositive: reimagining resource development for local prosperity and sustainability

NetPositive is one of the newest projects on Tides Canada’s shared platform. We recently interview…

Driving social change and empowering the sector with data

We sat down with Michael Lenczner, Project Director of Powered by Data, to chat about their upcoming…

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