Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

 

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Understanding the Impact of Power and Privilege in Community Change

Over the past few years, the Tamarack Institute has been exploring the role and impact that power and privilege have on community change work.

Reflections on the Cities Reducing Poverty Members' Gathering

Attending the Cities Reducing Poverty Conference in 2019 was an experience to remember! I attended on behalf of the Town of Cochrane, Alberta with a fellow co-worker. There were several impactful takeaways from the event,...

2 Key Elements for Building Community Safety & Well-Being Plans

Recently, on a webinar called Building Social Capital through Community Development, we asked the 160 participants what their ideal community looks and feels like. Here's what we heard; 
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WEBINAR | Building Social Capital through Community Development

What do you do once you have mapped out the assets in your community? How can you engage residents to share their gifts and talents? Life.School.House. is a model of community development that uses folk school classes to...

PAPER | Strengthening Evaluation Literacy

Over time reframing evaluation in our work to be more participatory and collaborative leads to higher levels of learning, strengthened community relations and greater transparency.

WEBINAR | Leveraging Local Assets and Social Procurement

The community wealth building field includes a broad range of models and innovations. Demonstrating how social procurement, as a key lever in this process, has enabled a network of public institutions to direct resources...

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing 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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