Remember March 1, 2020? The world felt very different then. On that day, we officially launched our UpSocial Canada Caring Communities Challenge, extending an invitation to Toronto-based community organizations to join us in exploring how we might collectively look after each other better in the places where we are. In defining what we meant by "looking after each other", we used three prompts: How do we ensure people feel like active participants in their city; that people feel seen and heard? How do people make use of the spaces between our soaring towers to engage with each other and look out for one another? How do we respond to each other in a time of disruption - from transit cancellations to extreme weather events? Of course, disruption looks very different today. The global pandemic and the powerful movement...

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Today, we announce that Tides Canada has changed its name to MakeWay. A quiet leader in environmental and social justice philanthropy in Canada for the last 20 years, the new MakeWay name reflects the momentum of change that this organization stands for.

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As we adjust to the “new normal” that is the COVID-19 pandemic, we are starting to take note of how unique each community’s needs are in response to the effects of physical distancing, health care system strains, and closures of important services.

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This is the second blog post in an emerging series, highlighting how Tides Canada projects and programs are reacting and adapting to rapidly changing circumstances and limited resources amid an unprecedented global pandemic.

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Last month, Tides Canada’s CEO, Joanna Kerr gave a speech to a group of environmental funders asking this provocative question. Read on to understand her take on how we best achieve environmental, economic and social goals simultaneously.

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