Jack is a Community Animator who works with the Ontario Trillium Foundation to ensure its’ grantees have the necessary tools and support needed to tackle complex issues within their communities. Jack will be facilitating and developing multiple workshops, webinars and resources that highlight the strength of collective efforts, strategies and transformative action.
Prior to joining Tamarack, Jack worked closely with start up organisations in rural Ontario hoping to rejuvenate and energise small town communities whose growth had become stagnant. He believes that the key to progress is building a dialogue between leaders, stakeholders and experts to encourage the free flow of ideas, concerns and unique perspectives. His empathetic nature and passion for social justice is an asset when facilitating discussions between groups with preconceived notions or unique cultural backgrounds.
Jack holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking and traveling. Jack has been an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs for as long as he can remember, therefore, you will not find a more pessimistic sports fan.
Over 4 days, explore the 5 interconnected practices every changemaker needs to move from ideas, to practice, to impact. Through workshops, open space dialogue, tools, immersive tours, and peer input processes, go deep into one approach or advance your skills in each.
Come celebrate community change efforts from across the country and accelerate your impact.