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.

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.

Why freshwater matters: Our Living Waters and MEC

Our Living Waters (OLW) is a national water network that recognizes that achieving freshwater conservation requires the organization and alignment of diverse groups addressing freshwater issues. Outdoor retailer MEC is one organization deeply involved with OLW. We interviewed Meriko Kubota, MEC’s Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Investment, to find out why freshwater is important in Canada and to MEC and its members.