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About Give Green Canada

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G2 / Give Green Canada is a project on the Tides Canada shared platform, which supports on-the-ground efforts to create uncommon solutions for the common good. Tides Canada is a national Canadian charity dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity.  

Tides Canada’s shared platform provides governance, human resources, financial, and grant management for leading environmental and social projects across Canada, allowing projects to more effectively achieve their missions. Tides Canada has full fiduciary and governance responsibility for G2 / Give Green Canada.

G2 / Give Green Canada is committed to principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. For more information please see Tides Canada's Accessibility Policy and Plan.


Less than 2 cents of every dollar donated in Canada annually goes to the Environment. Our goal  is to see a stronger, more resilient conservation, environmental and foodland sector with a diversified funding base and to foster an increased support for conservation, the environment and food security by citizens of Canada.  We provide mentorships, tools and training and also work with donors and professional advisors to encourage green philanthropy through a clearer understanding of green charitable giving options.

Canada's environmental organizations have identified the lack of sustained funding as the number one barrier to working at full capacity to address the urgent issues of our time. Addressing climate change, habitat loss, pollution, and ecosystem degradation all take resources.

Initiated in British Columbia in 2000 as "Green Legacies", is the first step in developing a national campaign to urge Canadians to give more and more deeply.

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Founding Project Steering Committee & Advisors

 Founding partners included Tides Canada Foundation, Stewardship Canada, Stewardship Centre for BC, and Environment Canada (Ecological Gifts Program). Advisors to the project include the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Réseau de milieux naturels protégés, and Canada's major environmental organizations. 

For information about the project, please contact:

Natasha van Bentum, CFRE, Project Director
250-477-3474 Pacific Time    Email:

Give Green Canada  Funding Partners

We thank our start-up funders for their support and interest in the successful launch and delivery of Give Green Canada.

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David Denning

We also thank photographers David Denning, Doug Fryett, Jonathan Grant, Debbie Kelsall, Nora Layard, Renée Langevin, Janice Link, Susanne Rautio, and Gary Tipper for the use of their beautiful images to enliven this website.