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Informing the Renewal Process with Lessons from the Past

Getting all parties to commit to a strategy targeted at reducing poverty is a challenging task.  Many poverty reduction strategies are limited to a period of a few years.  So, what happens when that time is up but poverty...

Conserving our Natural Environments: A Capacity Challenge

From time to time, the Tamarack Institute is contacted to be a key informant in different studies.  Last Fall, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and its partners were interested in understanding how capacity...

New Zealand’s Novel Idea: A Well-Being Budget

Societal well-being is as important as economic well-being. This was the key message from New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, at the 2019 World Economic Forum. This was a bold statement made even more poignant...

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CASE STUDY | Strong and Connected Neighbourhood, Waterloo's Neighbourhood Strategy

The changing dynamics of neighbourhoods requires a new way of thinking and planning to support neighbourhood development. The City of Waterloo has a long history of connecting and building strong neighbourhoods but realized...

ARTICLE | A Guide to Identifying and Sharing a Neighborhood’s Educational Assets with Young People

There is a movement across Canada to deepen community. Many neighbourhoods are hosting block parties, soup nights and sharing gifts and assets with each other. A school in Wisconsin, USA did a community survey and realized...

WEBINAR | Rethinking Democracy: Strategies That Put Citizens at the Centre

The knowledge, skills and leadership of citizens is a rich resource that too often is untapped in community change efforts. And yet, time and again it has been shown that when the assets of residents and community – the...

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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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