About Tamarack

The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change.

We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We turn theory into action by connecting people into networks to share and learn together, and we work one-on-one with organizations to help advance their specific agendas.

We work deeply in two Practice Areas to advance community change: Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty and Deepening Community.

  • Vibrant Communities: Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of 47 cities who are creating comprehensive poverty reduction strategies to impact the lives of 1 million Canadians living in poverty.

  • Deepening Community explores programs, policies and practices that strengthen communities, neighbourhoods and enhance social capital.

Our belief is that when we are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and innovate in place, our work contributes to the building of peace and a more equitable society. Our deepest hope is to end poverty in Canada.

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