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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One of the most rewarding things for me is how reciprocal the relationship is. I can be bold with my ideas and I am prepared for our partners at Tides Canada to be bold in response. We’re in it together. Tides Canada represents the gold standard, in my mind, for engaged philanthropy.
East Scarborough Storefront: Building community together
In East Scarborough, local residents and organizations have come together to build a thriving community in the face of adversity.
Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project: A unique platform for youth
Working with Indigenous youth in Ontario to grow projects that promote environmental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Fostering social innovation through shared spaces
In the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood on 585 Dundas Street, you’ll find the home of the Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park.
From the Blog
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Tides Canada aligns impact with the UN’s global campaign for a better future
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