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Tamarack Institute

Tamarack Institute
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 host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

Recent Posts

#MontrealMondays - The Centre for Community Organizations

Posted by Tamarack Institute on May 22, 2017

#MontrealMondays – A blog series about the inspiring Neighbourhood and Community work being done in Montréal.

With Deepening Communities’ Neighborhoods – The Heart of Community Mobilizing (HCMI) for Impact being right around the corner, we are featuring a four-week blog series about the incredible organizations that reside in Montréal. There will be one #MontréalMondays blog post every Monday leading up to the HCMI event on June 6th. 

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#MontrealMondays - The Yellow Door

Posted by Tamarack Institute on May 15, 2017

#MontrealMondays – A blog series about the inspiring Neighbourhood and Community work being done in Montréal.

With Deepening Communities’ Neighborhoods – The Heart of Community Mobilizing (HCMI) for Impact being right around the corner, we are featuring a four-week blog series about the incredible organizations that reside in Montréal. There will be one #MontréalMondays blog post every Monday leading up to the HCMI event on June 6th. 

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#MontrealMondays - The Neighbourhood Round Tables Coalition

Posted by Tamarack Institute on May 8, 2017

#MontrealMondays – A blog series about the inspiring Neighbourhood and Community work being done in Montréal.

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Connecting Lakeside: A Deepening Community Initiative

Posted by Tamarack Institute on March 10, 2017

In the spring of 2016, The Regional Municipality of York partnered with Tamarack to launch a Local Deepening Community Initiative called Connecting Lakeside at its Lakeside Residences Building in South Keswick. The conversations hosted as part of the Connecting Lakeside Initiative helped neighbours get to know one another; discover their shared hopes for the building that they call home; and, discover the gifts, knowledge and talents they each have to share.  It also created an opportunity for Region staff and community partners to get to know and work with Lakeside residents to facilitate linkages with the broader community, and to support resident-led projects that have made the building an even better place to live. 

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Tamarack 2016: A Year of Progress & Impact

Posted by Tamarack Institute on March 10, 2017

At Tamarack, our aim has always been to provide leaders with the knowledge and inspiration they need to achieve success in their community change efforts.  By documenting, generating and disseminating knowledge, both in person and via a variety of channels, we strive to provide community change leaders with the resources and inspiration they need to make their work easier and more effective. 

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Reducing Poverty: When Business is Engaged

Posted by Tamarack Institute on February 3, 2017

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI), a progressive movement of the Saint John business community to help the city end generational poverty.

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