gilakas’la čɛčɛ haθɛč, We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play within the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks Nation.
Tide Change.ca is a website designed to serve the people of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. by regularly delivering current, relevant, multi-cultural hyper-local content.
We started in 2008 with a focus on connecting local community groups by showcasing their events and their news stories. We still do that and have built up a Community Group Directory of over 60 organizations and growing.
Tide Change is continually adapting to the changing face of the Internet. We know that people are deluged with news from around the world and local stories and events are easily overlooked, even by our local mainstream media. That’s where Tide Change comes in. Our primary focus is the Comox Valley and surrounding areas. Our non-partisan content is updated regularly, highlighting multi-cultural local events and local interest stories, primarily submitted by local community service groups and not-for-profit organisations. We also post stories and media from the rest of the world that relate to our community groups or are sent in by our regular readers.
Tide Change was a project of a Comox Valley non-profit society called World Community Development Education Society known locally as World Community. The society provided seed money in 2008 to help initiate TideChange and continued to subsidize the project until 2017, when it was handed over to the team at Pod Creative. (Read the full story.)
Like the directors of World Community, we at Pod Creative believe that a healthy community is built through strong connections, and Tide Change works toward that end.
We always appreciate feedback about our website. Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Hedrich (Editor-in-Chief, left), Pieter Vorster (Owner and Technical Director, middle) and Michael Holding (Graphic Designer, right)
Photo credit: Taija Larmand of West Coast Horizons Photography
Tide Change has adopted a reader contribution revenue model based on that of The Guardian. We recognise that our readership is primarily made up of Comox Valley residents working within, or to support, local community groups and organisations. Along with individual contributions, we are adding a membership drive aimed at those local groups and orgs, as they are the ones benefitting most from our efforts.
Disclaimer! Tide Change publishes submissions from a variety of authors whose work we admire and words we feel are relevant to our readers. Please note that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.