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Vibrant Communities Working to Involve Cities in “Opportunity for All”

The Tamarack Institute’s Vibrant Communities (VC) is excited to be working to identify and illuminate ways that community-based organizations and cities can be active participants in “Opportunity for All - Canada’s First...

Lean Community Change: Strategies for Learning and Changing by Doing

In this quick 5-minute video, Jason Roberts of the Better Block Project describes how he and his community revitalized their streetscapes, turning them from unfriendly industrial spaces into vibrant and welcoming...

10 Things Vibrant Communities - Cities Reducing Poverty Will Offer in 2019

Vibrant Communities - Cities Reducing Poverty (VC – CRP) is a national collective impact movement aimed at reducing poverty through the place-based efforts of multi-sector roundtables and the alignment of strategies at the...

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ARTICLE | Cities and the Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy

Canada’s first national poverty reduction strategy, “Opportunity for All” is a welcomed move forward for those working to eliminate poverty in Canada. The Tamarack Institute’s Vibrant Communities is dedicated to supporting...

TOOL | Compendium of Collective Impact Resources Part Three: Building Community Readiness for Collective Impact

Collective Impact is a framework for addressing complex community dilemmas and is most effective when trying to move the needle at a population or systems change scale.  It is not a useful framework when the purpose of the...

TOOL | Compendium of Collective Impact Resources Part Two: Leadership, Governance, and Backbones

Leadership, governance, and backbone supports are three of the most important elements of a Collective Impact initiative. We've assembled a diverse list of resources and papers designed to help you tackle each of these...

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of more than 175 cities represented by 61 regional partners who are working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.  

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is a network of 67 cities seeking to strengthen neighbourhoods and 25 cities developing community plans to grow citizen engagement, civic leadership and a sense of belonging. 

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