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Sienna Jae Taylor

Sienna Jae Taylor
Sienna Jae Taylor has a love for all things community and a deep passion for positive, social change. She recently worked with the Tamarack Institute as a Community Animator and previous to that was a member of the Pillar Nonprofit Network team as the 2015 ChangeTheWorld Coordinator. Sienna brings to her work experience in community engagement and animation, strength and creativity in the art of communication and a natural flair for relationship building. Sienna is motivated by the incredible world-changers and inspiring projects that she encounters everyday and believes that with a little community, celebration and passion, anything is possible.

Recent Posts

impak Finance: Let’s create tomorrow’s bank

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on November 30, 2016

Our vision is to create the first bank in Canada that will grant 100% of its loans to profitable businesses that make a positive social and environmental impact. The opportunities are huge in this new market. “According to the Global Impact Investing Network, the market for impact capital, currently sized at $60 billion, could grow over the next decade to $2 trillion, or 1% of global invested assets.” - Brian Trelstad, Harvard Business Review

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A New Kind of Connection

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on August 9, 2016

Today I am feeling inspired by the people around me.

More specifically, I am inspired by those who live with the intention to connect with those around them, those who create a sense of belonging both for themselves and others, those who value the concept of community. By our very nature we are social creatures, and I feel that as a society (specifically the millennial generation) our social lives are both on over-drive, but at the same time a little lost.

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The Art of Disruption | A Reflection

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on July 25, 2016

Last week, Tamarack’s Liz Weaver and Paul Born hosted a webinar on Community Change: The Art of Disruption as part of a Community Change Webinar Series. In this conversation Liz and Paul discussed some emerging ideas and strategies that are disrupting how some communities today are responding to the complex issues that they face.

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Love of Place: The Fogo Island Artist Studios

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on May 10, 2016

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the collapse of the 400-year-old cod fishery threatened the economic and cultural viability of most rural communities. Fogo Island and Change Islands, among the oldest settlements in Canada, are no exception.The Shorefast Foundation, a Canadian registered charity, is dedicated to creating cultural and economic resiliency for Fogo Island and Change Islands. Through its daughter organization, the Fogo Island Inn, Shorefast is building on the culture and ecology of the Islands to create a leading geo-tourism destination.

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Our #nbrhdhero Nominees!

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on May 10, 2016

Every neighbourhood has their hero. Your hero might be the community developer who runs the neighbourhood Breakfast Club or the neighbour who never misses a city meeting and always fights for your community's needs. A Neighbourhood Hero's contributions could be grand-scale, creating big, bold changes – or their contributions might be seemingly small, everyday things that make for a beautiful life and a beautiful community.

One thing we know to be true, Neighbourhood Heroes deserve to be celebrated. That is why last month our team decided to put a call out for nominees for a Neighbourhood Hero.

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Engaging Millennials | Learning to Adapt

Posted by Sienna Jae Taylor on February 24, 2016

"All failure is failure to adapt. All success is successful adaptation" - Max Mckeown

In today's world everything appears to change at hyper-speed: schools are moving online, cheques can be deposited via mobile apps, text messages are the new phone calls, and Instagram has replaced photo albums. So much of our world is online -- the way that people connect and communicate has changed drastically and if we want to successfully engage the next generation, we must be willing to adapt to the lifestyle of the Millennials.

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