Community's Role in Emergency Preparedness
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Our Next Meeting is on: Thursday, February 16 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

The topic of our next discussion is: TBD


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November 24, 2022

The Story of Gander, NL


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Sept 22, 2022

Resourcing Resilience: Nurturing Infrastructure of Care

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March 24, 2022

Inclusive Resilience 


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The aim of the bi-monthly Asset-Based Community Development Community of Practice (ABCD CoP) is to go deeper into ABCD practice and explore helpful tools and resources by bringing together practitioners and residents who are applying or are seeking to apply an ABCD approach to their community development work.

By joining this unique community of practice you will be able to share your experiences and knowledge in free-flowing and creative ways with other professionals who are working on similar challenges or issues. By engaging in facilitated conversations with your peers, you will uncover new approaches to problems, build your professional skill set, access new ideas and contribute to the transfer of best practices.


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Meet Your Community of Practice Facilitator


Astrid Arumae


Astrid joined Tamarack to work with the Deepening Community team to support communities to build and develop neighbourhood strategies. She is passionate about community-building, climate action, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Astrid believes that community, connection and a sense of belonging are essential to us as human beings, all of which contribute to our well-being and help us thrive. She is driven by social equity and is inspired by people who work to help shift systems and better the lives of those around them. Astrid is certain that when we lead with care and trust, we cultivate an environment where everyone is welcome to let their light shine.

Prior to joining Tamarack, Astrid was the founding Executive Director of Covid-19 Help Hub, a non-profit that she launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Outremont, Montreal, with a vision to build healthy and resilient communities engaged in helping one another. She mobilized over 100 volunteers from the community to help seniors and anybody sick or unable to go out to get groceries. From 2020 to 2022, the organization developed other programs and projects covering mental health, community building, seniors’ tech capacity building, a social innovation startup Marché Commun – a zero-emissions food delivery platform with a more equitable business model – and finally Climate Cell, a project for citizen-led climate action in Outremont.

Astrid lives in Outremont (Montreal), Quebec and enjoys reading, music, skiing on the Mount Royal, growing and cooking food, and is a regular at all the best coffee shops in Montreal’s Mile End.



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