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Leading in and with communities

In a community engagement setting, it is important to be aware of how we present ourselves to others and how we show up in community settings. But how do we do that effectively and respectfully? One thing to consider is ways...

Four Stories that Build Community Resilience Using Social Capital

As COVID-19 cases start to go down, mass vaccinations are happening and communities are starting to think about the future and open, up we find ourselves at a crossroad. COVID has affected our jobs and families, shut down...

A Happy Birthday Note to John McKnight

John, we have a thousand memories of you. Tamarack is because of you. You influenced how we are working to end poverty by embedding ABCD into one of the 5 core practices in our approach. 

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WEBINAR | Theory of Change to Theory of Influence – Lessons Learned from Chicago’s New Communities Program

The New Communities Program (NCP) began through the collaboration of the Chicago Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC/Chicago), 20 community partners and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. NCP utilized...

Case Study | Digby's Youth-Led Initiative Creates a Space for Youth in Nova Scotia

Through our research with the Digby area community, which was done through Turning the Tide, we at Inspiring Communities recognized that the ability to connect socially builds stronger communities and is particularly...

PAPER | The Innovation Ambition Continuum

The ability of those eager to make progress on the world’s most pressing challenges – climate change, economic inequities, racism - depends on their ability to innovate, change systems and transform the deeper worldviews...

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Communities Ending Poverty

Communities Ending Poverty is a network of 330 municipalities represented by 70+ regional partners working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.  

 

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is a network of 67 cities seeking to strengthen neighbourhoods and 25 cities developing community plans to grow citizen engagement, civic leadership and a sense of belonging. 

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Communities Building Youth Futures

Communities Building Youth Futures is a five-year strategy to work with up to 13 communities to develop system-wide solutions for youth as they build and act upon plans for their future.

 

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Community Climate Transitions 

Community Climate Transitions is building a network of communities that are committed to tackling climate change through a multi-solving approach that advances social, environmental and economic goals simultaneously.

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