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Thinking Beyond the Advisory Group

At last week’s Cities Innovating to Reduce Poverty summit in Mississauga, I had the opportunity to learn from the City of Toronto's Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). These group members shared some of their fantastic...

Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

Bridging the Community Engagement and Collective Impact divide created an unlikely partnership between Norman Walzer, Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University and myself. 

Planning Systems Change Evaluation

The video System Thinking and Evaluation, by Kylie Hutchinson, is an excellent introduction to evaluating systems change. It describes how an evaluation of a hypothetical initiative to improve nutrition in a community must...

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ARTICLE | What We Know So Far About Evaluating Progress in Policy Change

Despite the central role of policy change in social change, innovators and evaluators often struggle to be clear about what outcomes, results, or impacts mean in policy change work. This makes it difficult to plan,...

TOOL | Peer Input Process

The Peer Input Process is a relatively quick and structured way to get input and insight from peers into a current challenge in your community change effort.  It taps into the collective wisdom of peers in order to gain...

PAPER | State of Cities Reducing Poverty

Tamarack Institute’s Vibrant Communities – Cities Reducing Poverty (VC – CRP), since arriving on the national scene in 2002, has been building a network of cities committed to work comprehensively and across sectors to...

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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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