One Day Workshops

2019 TTC 820 Sold Out (1)

Turf, Trust, and Collaboration: Practical Tools for Building Trust

Hamilton, ON | Dec 6 - SOLD OUT

Toronto, ON | January 15

Hamilton, ON | January 16

Increasingly, communities are using collaboration to tackle some of their most complex issues. How can we do this effectively when we don’t build practices which engage others and build trust?

This interactive workshop focuses on the core leadership competency of trust building. Learners will walk away with ideas, tools and approaches to effectively engage diverse community partners and intentionally build trusting relationships and collaborative impact.  Come prepared to share your experiences and insights in how to build trust.

We've added two new dates - January 15 in Toronto, and January 16 in Hamilton

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Copy of 2020 Collab 820

Collaborative Innovation: Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration

Toronto, ON | January 29

Collaborative Innovation: Leading Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration is designed for changemakers, leaders, facilitators, collective impact backbone staff, and consultants that are working on vexing problems that can only be addressed using a collaborative approach. We’ll introduce the key elements of Collaborative Innovation--a process model and an integrated set of concrete tools to effectively lead powerful change with multi-stakeholder, multi-sector collaborations. 

This single-day introductory workshop is designed to build your capacity to lead multi-stakeholder collaboration to help groups Connect, Align, Learn, and Make what they need to advance their work effectively. 

Presented by Co-Creative & the Tamarack Institute

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Did you know that anyone can bring a Tamarack workshop to their community? Tamarack has a great lineup of Single Day Workshops, Facilitators and Topics for you and your team to choose from. Learn more about 2019 workshop offerings here:

Bring Tamarack to Your Community


Tamarack hosts a number of free webinars throughout the year featuring the latest ideas and thought-leaders from the field of community change. By registering for a webinar, you can participate live or gain access to the recording and presentation slides and resources after the broadcast. Click on the below links to learn more and register for each of our upcoming webinars.

Tamarack Webinars


Bridging Difference: Building Authentic Collaborative Partnerships

Date: January 14, 2020

Speakers: Mary Pickering and Liz Weaver


Building Social Capital Through Community Development

Date: January 29, 2020

Speakers: Jennifer DeCoste


The Courage to Lead

Date: February 18, 2020

Speakers: Lucie Honey-Ray and Liz Weaver

Communities of Practice

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

Tamarack's Communities of Practices are small, interactive groups of practitioners who connect monthly or bi-monthly through an online meeting to share their experiences, tools, ideas and challenges in order to learn ways they can grow and expand their work. The sessions are open and relevant to anyone working on a complex social issue.

Why Join a Community of Practice?

Joining a CoP can help you deepen your knowledge and professional connections around a focused aspect of your work. When you join a CoP, you will have the opportunity to influence the overall learning agenda (i.e. meeting topics) based on your own learning needs and priorities. Through actively contributing to the agendas and meeting discussions, you'll be able to access a community of like-minded peers who can help you expand and develop your own thinking and practice as it relates to your work.

How do I join?

Review the list below and click on a CoP title that is relevant to you. You will be taken to a page with more information about that CoP as well as the form to register.

Still have questions?

Review our CoP Frequently Asked Questions page.


Measuring Poverty Reduction

For individuals who want to dig deeper into evaluation-related strategies, techniques and tools that they can apply to their own poverty reduction efforts.


Municipal Government for Poverty Reduction

For municipal or regional government staff responsible for, or directly involved in, poverty reduction efforts in their official governmental capacity.


Provincial Government for Poverty Reduction

For government representatives of all provinces and territories who are responsible for, or directly involved in, poverty reduction efforts in their official governmental capacity.

Living Wage

For key staff or volunteers who are actively involved in a living wage campaign or are in the early stages of considering or implementing the living wage in their Canadian community.


BC Communities Reducing Poverty

For BC members to connect, collaborate, and share experiences, best practices and lessons learned pertaining to community-based poverty reduction in BC.


Vibrant Communities City Convenors

For individuals who belong to the Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty network to share ideas and information about their local poverty reduction efforts.

Neighbourhood Strategy Leaders

For the leaders responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of robust neighbourhood strategies, policies and plans.


Local Deepening Community Initiative

For local Deepening Community partner communities to share highlights from their experiences and dialogue about the impacts of these action-learning projects.

Citizens & Emergency Preparedness

For individuals committed to sharing and learning from one another to accelerate their collective understanding of the role of citizens and communities in preparing for emergencies.

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)

For individuals who are applying or are seeking to apply an Asset-Based Community Development approach to their work by engaging with helpful tools or resources.

2019 Calendar


Collective Impact: Leading Theory to Action

Toronto, ON | March 19-20


Citizens at the Centre: A Community Engagement Thought-Leader Series

Halifax, NS | May 1

Ottawa, ON | May 2

Toronto, ON | May 3

Calgary, AB | May 6

Vancouver, BC | May 7


Respectful Engagement: Strategies for Engaging Equity-Seeking Populations

Guelph, ON | May 14


Evaluation + Design: Evaluating Systems Change

Ottawa, ON | May 22-23


ABCD: Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities

Sold out 

Edmonton, AB | May 28-30


Principles-Focused Evaluation

London, ON | Sept 9

Toronto, ON | Sept 10

Montreal, QC | Sept 12


Community Change Festival

Vancouver, BC | Sept 30 - Oct 3


Connecting Hard to Reach Communities

Edmonton, AB | Oct 7

Toronto, ON | Oct 10


Turf, Trust, and Collaboration

Sold Out

Waterloo, ON | Oct 17

Hamilton, ON | Dec 6


Collective Impact: Leading Theory to Action 

Edmonton, AB | November 5-7


2020 Preview


Turf, Trust, and Collaboration

Toronto, ON | Jan 15

Hamilton, ON | Jan 16


Collaborative Innovation: Facilitating Multi-stakeholder Collaboration

Toronto, ON | Jan 29


Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

Toronto, ON | March 4-5




”I just want to tell you how much I loved the conference in Edmonton. The speakers and workshops were amazing. You did an excellent job of pulling this together. I can’t stop thinking about how I can apply what I learned in my work. Thanks so much for all that you and everyone involved did to help us all feel welcomed and part of a movement. I will recommend next year’s conference to others.”

- 2019 ABCD Edmonton participant


“One of the best workshops I've been to! Very well organized. I took notes and ideas about how to run a good workshop just as much as I took notes on the content.”

- 2019 Evaluation + Design participant


"My passion has always to spend time in Life-Long Learning and Tamarack continues to offer new ways of thinking and/or doing!!! Thanks for all you do!!”

- 2019 Community Engagement participant


“Thank you for organizing a festival (not a workshop or a conference) for focusing on creating a learning place, rather than teaching - this way is key. Thank you for weaving Toronto into the event - it was almost another presenter. I wanted to let you know that it was deeply meaningful, only on the professional, but on human, personal level. Thank you again.”

- 2018 Community Change Festival participant


”Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this VERY well organized event! I met many people and left energized. We will continue to prioritize attending these events.”

- 2018 Poverty Reduction Summit Participant


”This conference has been an amazing experience! It was interactive and accessible with top notch speakers and presenters and a presence of at least 2 levels of government.”

- 2016 Mayors Summit participant


Bring a Tamarack Workshop to Your Community

Tamarack offers a variety of single-day workshops, facilitators, and topics to help your community accelerate their impact. We offer learning related to Collective ImpactCommunity EngagementCollaborative LeadershipCommunity Innovation, and Evaluating Impact

Want to bring Tamarack to your community? Learn more by clicking the link below:

Bring Tamarack to Your Community