2015 Year in Review

Photo: Pat Kane.

Photo: Pat Kane.

We live in exciting times. There is growing optimism for a stronger and more compassionate Canada ahead. Tides Canada intends to play an important role in helping the country transform this optimism into reality.

Please read Tides Canada’s new online Year in Review. In it, we highlight a cross section of the remarkable work we activate across the country—from local community-led initiatives to large-scale multi-party partnerships. We are proud of our results in accelerating transformative environmental and social change in Canada.

None of this would be possible without you—the donors, partners, grantees, staff, and friends who make up our community.

Thank you for your support and for placing trust in us as we build uncommon solutions for the common good.




Ross McMillan
President & CEO

Interview with Tara Marsden, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Office

Gitanyow is a community nestled along the Kitwanga River in Northwestern BC. They are represented by the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs to establish modern treaties and implement First Nations conservation practices and land use planning for their territory. We interviewed Wilp Sustainability Director for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Tara Marsden and learned more about the Gitanyow model of long-term conservation planning, the significance of observing and adopting First Nations values and methods in conservation, and the importance of flexible, multi-year granting.

Community stories share local food successes in northern Manitoba

928 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Manitoba lies Barren Lands First Nation and Brochet. Facing high food costs, the community of just over 600 people expanded on an already existing interest in gardening by building a 14 x 20-foot greenhouse in 2013 in coordination with their local health centre and the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC). This is only one of many inspiring examples from the NMFCCC 2016 Community Stories booklet, which shares learnings from 18 communities.