Resource Library


Community Innovation

Principles-Focused Evaluation Webinar: Featuring Mark Cabaj and Michael Quinn Patton

Webinars & Videos, Evaluation, Community Innovation

WEBINAR | How can social innovators and would-be change makers ensure they are adhering to core principles and assess whether doing so is yielding...

The Community Innovation Imperative

Publications, Sylvia Cheuy, Community Innovation

PAPER | Developing innovation capacity within our communities and the non-profit sector has now become a strategic imperative. With the array of...

Citizen Juries

Community Engagement, Tools, Community Innovation

This tool helps explain how a citizen jury can help consider complex issues through gathering evidence, deliberating, and making final decisions.

Disruptive Leadership: Building Capacity for Changing Communities

Publications, Community Innovation

Liz Weaver explores the notion of disruption and how it relates to the voluntary and community sector in this new paper from Tamarack's Community...

The Dynamics of Social Change

Webinars & Videos, Community Innovation

On the cover of Getting to Maybe - How the World Is Changed, a book co-authored by Frances Westley, readers are so boldly told "This book is for...

Innovation Starts with People

Webinars & Videos, Community Innovation

Australia and Canada share much in common. Australia has one of the highest levels of median wealth in the world, yet poverty and poor outcomes...

Gearing up for Social Impact: The DIY Toolkit

Webinars & Videos, Community Innovation

Tim Draimin and Brenton Caffin discuss the creation and development of Nesta's DIY toolkit. They also examine the ways in which it can be used...

When we learn and change together

Publications, Community Innovation

This article explores learning communities and their ability to create spaces for people to learn together and, when taken to scale change a...

How to befriend your nemesis

Collective Impact, Collaborative Leadership, Tools, Community Innovation

“Us” versus “them” is a luxury we cannot afford when we seek solutions to intractable problems. Reframing our perceptions of "the other" is...


Publications, Community Innovation

In this publication Paul Born explores the idea of 'possible' in the work of community change. He makes the argument that there is a...

Creating Abundant Communities

Deepening Community, Webinars & Videos, ABCD, Community Innovation

In this podcast, two compelling thinkers – John McKnight and Peter Block – share some of their ideas for awakening the power of neighbourhoods and...

Designing a Community Building Initiative

Deepening Community, Tools, Community Innovation

"Exemplary Materials For Designing a Community Building Initiative in a Neighbourhood" were developed cooperatively by the Woodlawn Organization,...

Community Engagement workshopAdaptive Leadership Masterclass | VAN, CGY, EDM, TOR, OTT

Does your work involve complex cross sector or community collaborations? Are you looking to learn practical and effective skills that will help you and your teams collaborate better – deal with conflict, challenge old ways of working, respond to diverse views, create shared meaning, and plan for the future – all while working together to make a collective impact?

This intensive Masterclass will equip you with the tools, processes and most importantly the leadership practice to make a real and meaningful change, through your own collaborative initiative.

Learn more about this workshop