The Bulkley Valley Research Centre in collaboration with Driftwood Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation wrote a document based on a one-day workshop exploring the potential for future collaboration in the Skeena watershed on issues related to habitat management. Be sure you check out the link to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as it speaks volumes about their connection to our Bulkley Valley Eco-activist groups. The the facilitator for the event, Julian Griggs of Dovetail Consulting Inc. who comes with the following testimonial ” “Julian is simply the best facilitator I’ve used. He is not only able to work with a team to craft excellent strategies and help organizations become truly effective, but you all have fun while you’re doing it!” said David L. Secord, Ph.D. Vice President, Strategic Grantmaking, Tides Foundation.
Board of Directos
- Sheila Peters
- Lynn Shervill
- Gail Jenne
- Richard Jenne
- Pat Moss also a member of Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research and chairs the board of West Coast Environmental Law and former chair of the Sierra Club BC and chaired the Smithers Human Rights Society
- Kim Struthers
- Dorothy Giesbrecht
- Wes Giesbrecht
- Ivan Thompson was a former director and was connected to both the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Skeenawild Conservation Trust and now is a Senior Advisor, Pacific Region for the Tides Foundation! His job is funnelling money into local organizations who fit the agenda of the Tides Foundation.
Listed with Canada Revenue as Trusties (based on 2019)
- Kim Struthers – Director
- Dorothy Giesbrecht – Director
- Wes Giesbrecht – Treasure
- Gail Jenne – Director
- Richard Jenne – Director
- Pat Moss – Director
- Lynn Shervill – Director
Is there any surprise that the Driftwood Foundation is on that list?
U.S. tax returns and these covering letters indicate that Tides has funded the participation of at least 15 Canadian environmental charities in the Tar Sands Campaign. They are: Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, Driftwood Foundation, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence Canada, Equiterre, Georgia Strait Alliance, The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research & Education, Northwest Bioregional Research Institute, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Sierra Club of B.C., Sierra Club of Canada, T. Buck Suzuki Foundation, Westcoast Environmental Law Research Foundation, Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC), World Wildlife Fund and Tides Canada. The Georgia Strait Alliance and WCWC were funded for the Save The Salish Sea campaign which aims to block the export of coal, oil and LNG.
Follow the money.
Below is some audits done on the Driftwood Foundation, how money laundering occurs between Tides and other charitable organization. We are talking about a massive amount of money funneled into local anti industrial campaigns.
Over the span of a few years well over a million dollars!