Events

One Day Workshops

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Human-Centred Design for Community Change

Guelph, ON - Oct 26, 2018

Led by: Galen MacLusky, Director, Community Innovation, Tamarack Institute

Human-Centred Design and Design Thinking are rapidly rising as tools for innovation across the public, private, and voluntary sector. How can community changemakers use these exciting approaches to strengthen and deepen their work?

In this full-day, interactive, and engaging workshop, engage with the latest theory behind these methods, practical ways to put theory into practice, and get hands-on experience with some of the most helpful tools that these approaches offer.

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Prototyping for Community Change

Winnipeg, MB - Nov 20, 2018 | Guelph, ON - Nov 30, 2018

Led by: Galen MacLusky, Director, Community Innovation, Tamarack Institute

How can you build buy-in for a vision for community change, help a stalled effort get un-stuck, and test ideas before making costly investments in new programs and services? The intentional practice of prototyping is a core part of effective community change.

In this full-day, interactive and engaging workshop, Galen MacLusky, Tamarack’s Director of Community Innovation will share how communities and organizations are using the practice of prototyping to advance their work, practical examples of forms of prototyping that suit common challenges, and help participants build plans for how they can start prototyping their ideas.

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Webinars 

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

 

Global Perspectives on Community Change

Date: Pre-Recorded Webinar released on October 30th

Speakers: Megan Courtney 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.

2018 Calendar

 

Collective Impact 3.0

Edmonton, AB | Feb 28 - Mar 2

 

Evaluation Masterclass:
Principles-Focused Evaluation for Community Changemakers

Toronto, ON | March 12
Regina, SK | March 14
Calgary, AB | March 15
Vancouver, BC | March 16

 

Asset-Based Community Development: For Healthy Neighbourhoods

Kitchener, ON | April 17-19

  

Building Authentic Engagement

St. Catharines, ON | April 27

 

Adaptive Leadership Masterclass

Vancouver, BC | May 23
Edmonton, AB | May 24
Calgary, AB | May 25
Toronto, ON | May 28
Ottawa, ON | May 29

 

Cities Innovating to Reduce Poverty

Vancouver, BC | June 12-13

 

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

Kingston, ON| June 26
Ottawa, ON | Sept 17
Moncton, NB | Oct 10
Halifax, NS | Oct 11

 

Cities Innovating to Reduce Poverty

Mississauga, ON | September 18-19

 

Deepening Community for Collective Impact

Sarnia, ON | September 27

 

Community Change Festival
Toronto, ON | October 1-4

 

Human-Centred Design for Community Change

Guelph, ON | October 26

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Evaluation + Design: Evaluating Systems Change

Calgary, AB | November 13-14

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Prototyping for Community Change

Winnipeg, ON | November 20
Guelph, ON | November 30

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Testimonials


 

“I believe that Tamarack is the authority on community engagement and development. The information presented points the way but is not prescriptive, which gives us the power to figure it out ourselves.”

-2016 Community Engagement participant

 

"Loved being able to work with people from a very different sectors it made it less intense to share my own evaluation questions/challenges- thanks so much for a great workshop

- 2016 Evaluating Community Impact 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

 

“Thank you for a fabulous experience! This is truly changing the direction and development of my personal objectives towards community change!”

- 2015 Collective Impact Summit participant

 

“This was eye opening, inspiring, and overwhelming all at the same time. So much is possible- we just need to start somewhere.  Thank you for being such wonderful hosts!”

- 2015 Neighbours: Policies & Programs participant

 

"This was the BEST gathering of thinkers and doers that I have been part of in 20 yrs."

- 2014 Collective Impact Summit participant

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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

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