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Tides Canada welcomes Darcy Riddell as Director of BC Program
Vancouver, BC – Based in Vancouver, Darcy will lead program strategy for Tides Canada in the pacific region, and will work with the team and partners to provide solutions, grants, and services that advance environmental and human wellbeing across the region. Darcy will also engage partners to advance policy issues, and grow strategic partnerships with First Nations, NGOs, Canadian philanthropy, and major donors. Darcy joins the team with an extensive background in the environmental sector, and philanthropic leadership. Over the last 20 years, Darcy held roles as a strategist, campaigner, capacity-builder and process designer to advance social change and sustainability working with non-profit leaders, environmental advocacy organizations, entrepreneurs, and other sectors. She has a 10-year history with land use planning, campaigning, and advancing conservation solutions in the coastal rainforests of Vancouver Island and the Central Coast in the lead up to the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. She was Program Director at Hollyhock Leadership Institute for 7 years, where she delivered training and strategic facilitation to changemakers across sectors. In 2015, Darcy completed her PhD from the University of Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, where she analyzed the strategies and systemic change outcomes of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement and Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, and also published on scaling and innovation strategies of non-profits. She joins Tides Canada from the McConnell Foundation, where she served as Director of Strategic Learning for the last four years.