Anne Gloger from Tides Canada’s East Scarborough Storefront receives Vital People award

Anne GlogerTides Canada is proud to announce that Anne Gloger, Project Director of the East Scarborough Storefront has been recognized by the Toronto Community Foundation as an exceptional community leader through their Vital Toronto Fund and awarded a Vital People grant.

The East Scarborough Storefront, a project on Tides Canada’s shared administrative platform, works to improve the quality of life in the Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) community by facilitating collaboration to support people and build community.

Vital People grants support and recognize valued leaders who are making outstanding contributions working at not-for-profit organizations. Anne will utilize her grant for learning opportunities that will help her more effectively lead the Storefront as it continues to innovate and drive change in KGO.

Learn more about Anne and her Vital People grant.

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.