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April 18, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC

Canada’s Tyze Personal Networks has been named a Next Century Innovator by the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Next Century Innovators Awards is a global competition open to those who are promoting the well-being of humanity around the world.  The Foundation is naming 100 innovators in honour of its centennial. According to the Rockefeller Foundation, “Citizen movements are compelling reforms that were unimaginable only a short time ago. Solutions to today’s challenges involve a complex mix of actors that include governments, nonprofits, foundations, civil society and the business sector in major new ways.”

Tyze CEO Vickie Cammack says “The Rockefeller Foundation recognizes that change occurs when we give citizens tools to solve their own problems. Technology has accelerated change across the planet and altered the way people live. Being nominated for their Innovation Award and placed on the Rockefeller Foundation’s list of 100 Innovators is an honour. We’re proud to be leveraging technology to help caregivers, friends, families and neighbours, to do what they want to do, which is to connect, collaborate, and care for one another.”

About Tyze: Tyze Personal Networks, based in Vancouver, B.C. is a care focused social venture that directly addresses the costs, complexities and challenges faced by caregivers and care providers. Tyze provides an online tool that enables friends, family, neighbours and care professionals to join together to organize support for a person with health or social care needs. Tyze stands apart in its approach to privacy, connectedness and in nurturing a bridge between formal and informal care. The Tyze network model of care contributes to better outcomes for individual and improved communication for everyone involved. For more information visit www.tyze.com

About The Rockefeller Foundation: The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission to promote the well-being of people throughout the world has remained unchanged since its founding in 1913. Today, that mission is applied to an era of rapid globalization. Our vision is that this century will be one in which globalization’s benefits are more widely shared and its challenges are more easily weathered. To realize this vision, the Foundation seeks to achieve two fundamental goals in our work. First, we seek to build resilience that enhances individual, community and institutional capacity to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses. Second, we seek to promote growth with equity in which the poor and vulnerable have more access to opportunities that improve their lives. In order to achieve these goals, the Foundation constructs its work into time-bound initiatives that have defined objectives and strategies for impact. These initiatives address challenges that lie either within or at the intersections of five issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, environment and climate change, urban economic security, and social and economic security. For more information, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org

To learn more about Tyze visit www.tyze.com or click here to see a video introduction.

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Media Contact:

Cindy Hughes, cindy.hughes@tyze.com
Tyze Marketing and Communications Manager
604.628.9594

 

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