Tides Canada's New VP Featured in BC Business Online

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Crossroads: Sarah Goodman

by John Bucher
June 20, 3009

As Sarah Goodman admits, she raised a few eyebrows when she left her post as director of corporate affairs for Teck Cominco to take up at Tides Canada. But she insists that the move from resource extraction to social philanthropy isn’t as odd as it appears, and that it’s giving her the chance to define the territory between the corporate and not-for-profit models.

What do you see out your office window?
I see Victory Square. People are looking pretty happy out there, having their lunches under the cherry trees. We’re right on the corner of Cambie and Hastings, in the Flack building. It’s a great office, great vibe.
What is Tides Canada exactly?
Tides provides philanthropic, financial and project management services to “change-makers.” Change-makers are individual philanthropists, foundations, activists, social entrepreneurs, etc. We’re looking at innovative ways to help these folks create opportunity for people in Canada and around the world to escape poverty, strengthen their communities and live on a healthy planet.

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