Tides Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Price as Senior Associate, Manitoba. Based in Winnipeg, Julie will be leading a strategic grant-making program in northern Manitoba, supporting local projects that increase access to healthy food, improve community health and drive community economic development.
Julie was born and raised in Manitoba, where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture followed by a Masters in Natural Resource Management. She briefly worked in the industrial agriculture system, until realizing her passion was working with communities on solutions to food challenges.
During her decade at Heifer Canada, Julie worked on projects in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba to improve local food systems and reduce hunger and poverty.
As an active member of her community, Julie has supported and facilitated the development of local organizations including the Farmers’ Markets Association of Manitoba, Harvest Moon Local Food initiative and Manitoba Farm Mentorship. She is also a founding board member of Food Matters Manitoba, a provincial food security organization.
A key piece of Julie’s work at Tides Canada will be coordinating the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Fund, a funding collaborative that has brought together an impressive list of partners – JW McConnell Foundation, Lake Winnipeg Foundation, the Thomas Sill Foundation and agencies of the Manitoba provincial government – along with five advisors from northern Manitoba communities.
“We welcome Julie to the team, and look forward to growing Tides Canada’s work with community-driven initiatives in Manitoba, moving the dial on social and environmental issues,” said Ross McMillan, President and CEO, Tides Canada.
Tides Canada is excited to become a part of this ground breaking work that is deepening relationships, linking resources, and sharing success stories of the northern Manitoba region with strategic grantees and partners doing complementary work in other regions of the country.
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Tides Canada is a national charity that works at the intersection of social and environmental issues. By connecting donors and doers, Tides Canada uses its expertise, research and networks to increase the impact of philanthropic funding for initiatives that build uncommon solutions for the common good.