About Dan

Dan Ritchie

Manager of Cities, Cities Deepening Community


Contact Details:

e. dan@tamarackcommunity.ca
p. 902-880-6787 

Remote Office: 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

About Dan

Dan has recently joined the Vibrant Communities team as Manager of Cities, Cities Deepening Community. His background ranges from supporting health care, youth leadership and sustainability.

With an introduction to community development through not for profits, Dan's formative years were spent running outdoor leadership programs for youth across Nova Scotia. These experiences led to completing a Bachelor in Community Development and Environmental Sustainability from Acadia University. This program involved working directly with grassroots organizations and community groups in Canada and abroad.

Dan also holds a Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Karlskrona, Sweden. This program led to an appreciation and understanding of how incorporating systems thinking and reducing silos are essential for solving complex problems. Before joining the Tamarack Institute Dan worked directly with health care providers in Canada to create environmental benchmarking tools and developed educational content focusing on sustainability.

Volunteering his time with community groups such as Halifax's Global Shapers hub, Dan has a keen interest in engaging change on a local level. Outside of work Dan seeks "flow state" through basketball, music, photography and improv comedy.


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