VANCOUVER — Tides Canada, a national and non-partisan charity committed to building uncommon solutions for the common good, today announced the appointment of Nabil Harfoush, PhD, to the board of directors.
“Nabil leverages his expertise in traditional and emerging business to identify new opportunities in philanthropy,” said Jodi White, Chair of Tides Canada’s board. “His intimate knowledge of cutting edge technology and systems, and his dedication to positive social and environmental change, make Nabil a valuable addition to the Tides Canada board,” White added.
Nabil has over 39 years of professional experience as an engineer, technology executive, and entrepreneur. Currently a Senior Fellow at the Strategic Innovations Lab, Nabil is also Assistant Professor at OCAD University’s Strategic Foresight & Innovation graduate program. Prior to this, he served as Chief Information Officer for HelpCaster Technologies, MedcomSoft, and Nightingale Informatix. He has consulted for businesses, national governments, and international organizations including the World Bank, WHO, UNESCO, and IDRC. Nabil serves on the board of the CIO Association of Canada (Toronto Chapter) and on the TRIEC Council.
“Nabil’s ability to apply systems-thinking to complex challenges is a wonderful fit for Tides Canada’s mission to bring the best strategies, capital and people together to solve the big environmental and social problems of our time” said Ross McMillan, President & CEO, Tides Canada.
Co-founder of the Canadian Dawn Foundation, Nabil also volunteers for several organizations including the International Development & Relief Fund (IDRF), the Canadian Center for Diversity (CCD), and the One Million Acts of Innovation initiative. He is also a regular volunteer mentor for men and women seeking to start new enterprises.
About Tides Canada
Tides Canada is the country’s largest public foundation dedicated to the environment and social justice. Every year, we support, convene or directly fund hundreds of initiatives, from neighbourhood-scale social programs to national conservation efforts. In addition, having pioneered a shared governance and administrative platform to support initiatives and collaborations that advance our mission, our operating charity is home to 40 of Canada’s leading social change projects. http://tidescanada.org/