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Google Earth Outreach and Tides Canada partner to launch new opportunities for non-profits in Canada

The crowd at the Google Earth Outreach launch, co-hosted by Tides Canada

The crowd waits in anticipation at the Google Earth Outreach launch, co-hosted by Tides Canada. Photo by Bill Weaver.

Last week, Tides Canada partnered with Google Earth Outreach to bring together representatives from over 50 Canadian non-profits in a week of exciting training workshops and launch events.

Thanks to everyone who made the workshop and Google Earth Outreach Canada launch such a success! Tides Canada is proud to partner with Google Earth Outreach; we both believe that through collaborative innovation we can build uncommon solutions for the common good.

Google Earth Outreach aims to support the use of their online mapping tools by public benefit groups seeking to address Canada’s most pressing concerns, such as the protection of the Boreal forest and Arctic regions, as well as other humanitarian and cultural issues.

Find out more about Canadian opportunities with Google Earth Outreach here.

No launch would be official without a party, and Tides Canada was a very willing partner to help the Googlers host a launch reception at the SFU Woodward’s building in downtown Vancouver. Tides Canada’s Sarah Goodman was a masterful MC for the evening (well done Sarah!) and guest speakers David Suzuki and Google Earth Outreach founder Rebecca Moore addressed how non-profits can use tools like Google Earth and Maps to enhance and amplify their work.

Get Google Earth Outreach’s highlights from the launch and upcoming plans in Canada here.

View and share some of our photos from both events on our Facebook page.

Happy Mapping…

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