Communities Building Youth Futures



Communities Building Youth Futures is a collective impact movement aimed at improving the future of 7,500 youth.

This web page is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

Tamarack Institute and the Government of Canada, through the Goal Getters program, have committed to a five-year pan-Canadian project to develop collective impact and system-wide solutions for youth as they build and act upon plans for their future.

Communities Building Youth Futures is committed to improving outcomes for youth who face barriers as they pursue their education and transition to employment and understands that this work requires collaborative, community-championed solutions with youth leadership and youth engagement. 

The CBYF team is here to support you, reach out to Nathalie Blanchet with any of your questions.

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Our 5-Year Collective Impact Strategy

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Membership Directory 

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Communities' Plan on a Page

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Community Innovation Fund

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10 - A Guide For Navigating The Future Of Work For Youth And Employers

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Welcome! If you are a youth or an employer who is looking at the future of work trends and wondering – what now? – you have come to the right place.

There is so much out there on the ‘future of work’ these days that it can feel overwhelming to take it all in. And that’s why we’re here.

This guide has been developed to help you filter through the noise and focus on what matters to you as you navigate the shifting landscape of the future of work. We created it to be accessible and easy to use and have included the latest research, questions to consider and stories and resources throughout to help bring your learning to life.


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Upcoming Events

Getting Started

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Engaging Underrepresented Youth

This series of four webinars highlight how a collective impact approach can be used to improve community outcomes for underrepresented youth. You will be introduced to core conditions found in the collective impact framework.

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Engaging Youth

Meaningfully Engaging Youth

We co-developed this guide with youth leaders and representatives from youth-serving organizations to shine a light on the principles and practices that lead to meaningful youth engagement. 

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Top 5 Lessons Learned on Building a Leadership Table

These lessons will ensure you have the power to make a stellar leadership team to help you and your team achieve the outcomes of the CBYF initiative. Take the reins and lead the leaders. 

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Understanding Youth Through Empathy Mapping

In this field note, you’ll see how an Empathy Map can help your initiative gain insight into the needs of those you are hoping to impact.

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An Impactful Approach from Madagascar

This resource is also available in French.Click here to access the French version.

At the intersection of health, education, and gender equality, comprehensive sexuality education is a powerful mechanism that equips young...

Process and Outcome Evaluation: A Brief Overview

This resource is also available in French.Click here to access the French version.

While program evaluation can seem like a daunting task at times, evaluations are key to successful program learning and improvement for any...

The Importance of Program Evaluation in the Long-Term Care

This resource is also available in French.Click here to access the French version.

Program evaluation is an important part of long-term care due to its critical role in supporting evidence-based approaches to care....



REPORT | CBYF Community Innovation Fund Impact Report

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This report explores the impact of 25 Community Innovation and Scaling Projects that have been funded and completed...

GUIDE | Improving Youth Service Navigation: A Guide for Community Organizations

Navigating the web of social services for youth can be challenging, and the Tamarack Institute has identified this as a common barrier for young people in this country.

Our mission is to empower communities, youth...

REPORT | CBYF Members' Retreat: Co-Creating Solutions For the Future

In May 2023, Tamarack Institute and CBYF communities came together for the fourth annual gathering - the CBYF Member's Retreat: Co-creating Solutions for the Future.



WEBINAR | Building Sustainable Collaborations: Stories of Building and Restructuring

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

WEBINAR | Building Sustainable Collaborations: Stories from Hamilton, Ontario, and Newfoundland

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This webinar recording features a conversation with Tom Cooper, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, and Joshua Smee, Food...

WEBINAR | Building Sustainable Collaborations from the Start

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This webinar recording features a conversation about how collaborations can benefit from focusing on developing a sustainability approach...


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This is a free quaterly-monthly online magazine from Communities Building Youth Futures that offers the latest resources and articles on collaboration and community change to support young people as well as information for all of our upcoming events and learning opportunities.

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