Community Animator, Vibrant Communities Canada
p. 613-236-9300 x304
Remote Office: Ottawa, Ontario
Natasha brings online content to life and engages our members in the Vibrant Communities learning centre for poverty reduction. Natasha's involvement with Tamarack began with the Communities First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project, where she worked as a Research Assistant in the Poverty Reduction Hub, studying effective ways that community-campus engagement can result in real benefits for the community.
Natasha's background, education and experience is in social work, with community capacity building and community engagement lying at an intersection of the structural perspective and strengths-based practice. Natasha's previous role as a Project Coordinator with Beijing and Shanghai Roots & Shoots introduced her to coordinating place-based community strategies, responding to the unique needs of different groups, and taught her about the impact of collective efforts.
In her free time, Natasha spent several years dedicated to volunteering with a collective community kitchen, where she learned to incorporate anti-oppressive practices and how to create safe spaces for each of our unique ideas and personalities to thrive. Natasha is based in Ottawa, Ontario, but loves travelling and exploring new cultures and communities. Her passions in life are all outdoors (when the temperature is warm) with family, friends, and lots of laughter.