Kim Hardy is Pacific Program Lead at MakeWay Foundation (formerly Tides Canada). Kim works with funders, change makers and innovators to collaborate around and activate shared solutions. Based in the unceded territories of the Ləkʷəŋən speaking peoples (or Victoria, BC), Kim’s work spans over a decade of supporting First Nation governments and Indigenous leaders to advance community-based solutions and enterprise. This experience grounds Kim’s interest in blending and bending financial mechanisms and tools to stimulate equity and redirect capital towards regenerative enterprise. With an MBA focused on Community Economic Development, Kim seeks to enable durable, flexible, responsive capital that activates and empowers community driven solutions. In addition, Kim values the importance of learning/unlearning, the power of collaboration and networks and creating spaces for innovation and acceleration of solutions towards equity and ecological resilience. Kim also enjoys sailing the incomparable coastline of the Salish Sea with her husband, 2 and 4 year old.