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How the Lens of Movement Building Can Strengthen Community Engagement

A common thread throughout my career has been a focus on building support and commitment for change on a variety of social issues.  I have learned that effective engagement rarely happens by accident.  More often, it results...

Tools, Links, and More Resources

Many of us working in community change efforts are continually searching for new resources and tools to help facilitate effective community engagement and community change processes.  Over the last several weeks, some of my...

Kitchener’s Love My Hood

The City of Kitchener recently received an award for planning excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners. Kitchener’s Love My Hood strategy was awarded the prize for New and Emerging Planning initiatives for its...

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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...

CASE STUDY | Windsor-Essex: A Journey to Collective Impact

Windsor-Essex County (Windsor-Essex), the southernmost region in Canada, consists of nine municipalities: Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Lasalle, Leamington, Pelee Island, Tecumseh, and Windsor. Historically, 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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