As a project of the Tides Canada, GBEAR works to support the protection of endangered wildlife and rare ecosystems on the Pacific Coast through research and education-based endeavours. As a registered Canadian operating charity, Tides Canada Initiatives Society receives donations and provides charitable tax receipts for gifts to the Great Bear Educational and Research Project.
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 GBEAR.
GBEAR has adopted Tides Canada’s HR and Accessibility Policies. We are committed to the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity as described in the Accessibility Policy. We believe that helping to create a country, and an organization, where every person can fully participate benefits our people, our partners and our communities.
Tides Canada’s Accessibility Policy and Plan outline the various considerations our staff, volunteers and contractors need to take into account when communicating with an individual with a disability. They also outline our guidelines regarding training, what to do in the case of a temporary disruption and how we accept feedback regarding the way Tides Canada has interacted with a person with a disability.