VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Tides Canada today announced that Sandy Houston, President of Toronto's Metcalf Foundation, has joined its board of directors.
"Sandy is widely respected across the country as a thought-leader and
innovator in the charitable sector," said Ross McMillan, President and
CEO of Tides Canada. "Tides Canada will benefit from Sandy's
considerable philanthropic expertise and his depth of knowledge on
major environmental and social issues."
Over the last ten years, Sandy has steered the development of the
Metcalf Foundation into a leading private foundation engaged in helping
Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy and creative society. Prior
to joining Metcalf, Sandy worked as a litigation lawyer before becoming
a founding partner in Stitt Feld Handy Houston, Canada's first law firm
to focus predominately on alternative dispute resolution.
Sandy has also been instrumental in the establishment of a number of
Canadian not-for-profits. He was the founding chair of the Friends of
the Greenbelt Foundation, an arms-length, public foundation created by
the Government of Ontario to support the environmental and agricultural
integrity of province's new Greenbelt. He is also a member of the board
of the Philanthropic Foundations Canada, and serves as advisor to a
number of charitable organizations, including Mowat Centre for Policy
Innovation, Imagine Canada, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Network, the
Literary Review of Canada and The Walrus.
Tides Canada provides innovative philanthropic, financial, and project management
services for change makers - philanthropists, foundations, activists,
and civil organizations. Its mission is to provide uncommon solutions
for the common good by leading and supporting actions that foster a
healthy environment and just Canadian society.
SOURCE Tides Canada Foundation
For further information:
Cristina R. Velez
Senior Communications Advisor
604-6476611 ext 250