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Turf, Trust and Virtual Collaboration: Practical Tools for Building Trust

Virtual Workshop | February 22, 2022

Join Liz Weaver and discover ideas, tools and approaches to effectively engage diverse community partners, intentionally build trusting relationships and collaborative impact. 





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Living Labs - A Place-Based Approach

Virtual Workshop | March 3, 2022, 16 mars 2022

Join Myriam Berube, Hugo Steben (MIS) and Jean-Francois Jasmin (LLio) to learn the potential of Living Labs to create transformative change. In this virtual workshop, you will understand the Living Labs approach to innovation by and for community members, evaluate the relevance of using a living lab approach to solve a complex issue in your territory or communities and explore the different levers to activate a living lab and the steps to implement it. 

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Participatory Evaluation - Community-Based Assessment and Strategic Learning Practices

Virtual Workshop | March  24, 2022

This virtual workshop will equip registrants with the knowledge and tools to support their decision-making processes and bring participatory evaluation practices into their community change work.

Join Jean-Marie to learn how, when, and who should be involved in participatory evaluation practices and how to involve communities in the designing and planning, implementation and reporting stages of the evaluation process.


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Building a Community-Based COVID Renewal Plan

Virtual Workshop | March  29 & 30, 2022

This workshop is based on 10 foundational ideas to support your community to build an action plan that will reignite and engage people to work together.

Join Paul Born and Lisa Attygalle as they discuss the kinds of strategies we need when responding to situations that are complex in nature, and how to use an Emergent Learning framework to develop a response. We will also share 5 patterns of collective mindsets and 5 patterns of collective practice to shape your community renewal.  Come work and learn together with your peers and leave the workshop with a framework to develop a community-based COVID renewal plan.


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Online Courses

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Foundations of Community Engagement 

Online Course | Learn at your own pace

Join Tamarack's Lisa Attygalle, Director of Community Engagement, in this new online course designed to build a foundation of knowledge and practice for your community engagement work.

Through video lessons, case studies, readings, and activities, you'll dig into the role of community, who should be engaged, community engagement techniques, how to overcome challenges, and how to evaluate your engagement activities.

This course is available to use at your own pace, but you'll be learning alongside a diverse group of Tamarack Institute learners, and have the opportunity to join Lisa for monthly small group coaching to get more personalized feedback and insight.

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Foundations of Collective Impact 

Online Course | Learn at your own pace

Join Tamarack's Sylvia Cheuy, Director of Collective Impact, in this online course designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Collective Impact Framework.

Learners will have the opportunity to join Sylvia for monthly small group coaching to get more personalized feedback and insight. 

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Ending Poverty Pathways Online Course

Online Course | Learn at your own pace

Join Vibrant Communities' Natasha Pei, Manager of Cities, in this new five-module course. Topics include Ending Working Poverty, Governments and Communities Ending Poverty, and Big Ideas for Ending Poverty.

Through this course, you'll be guided through reflective questions and exercises that will help you make the most of the course materials and content. This course is designed to help you learn at your own pace as you advocate for and advance high-impact ending poverty pathways in your community.


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Foundations of Participatory Evaluation

Online Course | Learn at your own pace

Join Tamarack's Jean-Marie Chapeau, Director of Participatory Evaluation, in this new online course designed to build a foundation of knowledge and practice for a participatory evaluation

This online course is designed to help you learn at your own pace as you work on developing and implementing a successful Participatory Evaluation.


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Did you know that anyone can bring a Tamarack workshop to their community? Tamarack has a great lineup of Single Day Workshops, Facilitators and Topics for you and your team to choose from. Learn more about 2021 workshop offerings here:

Bring Tamarack to Your Community


Tamarack hosts a number of free webinars throughout the year featuring the latest ideas and thought-leaders from the field of community change. By registering for a webinar, you can participate live or gain access to the recording and presentation slides and resources after the broadcast. Click on the below links to learn more and register for each of our upcoming webinars.

Tamarack – Our 20 Year Journey *New Details*

Speakers: Paul Born, Liz Weaver, and Shauna Sylvester with Special Guests

Design: Application and Lessons Learned

Date: February 2, 2022

Speakers: Cameron Norman and Liz Weaver

Celebrating the Evolution and Future of Collective Impact

Date: February 9, 2022

Speakers: Jennifer Splansky Juster, Junious Williams, and Sylvia Cheuy


Getting to Systems Change: Canada’s Report on Poverty

Date: February 16, 2022

Speakers: Scott MacAfee, Sylvie Veilleux and Cheryl Whiskeyjack


The Essential Mindset and Skillsets of Backbone Leaders

Date: February 23, 2022

Speakers: Chris Thompson and Liz Weaver


Thinking Like a System and Leading with Humility

Date: March 2, 2022

Speakers: Margaret Wheatley and Mayor Lisa Helps

Field Catalysts | A Missing Contribution for High-Impact Community Change

Date: March 9, 2022

Speakers: Liz Weaver, Mark Cabaj and Sylvia Cheuy

A Conversation about Leadership and Community Impact 

Date: March 23, 2022

Speakers: Danya Pastuszek and Liz Weaver

Communities of Practice

Tamarack's Communities of Practices (CoPs) are small, interactive groups of practitioners who connect virtually monthly or bi-monthly to share experiences, tools, ideas and challenges in order to learn ways they can grow and expand their work. Joining a CoP can help you deepen your knowledge and professional connections around a focused aspect of your work. Through actively contributing to the agendas and meeting discussions, you'll be able to access a community of like-minded peers who can help you expand and develop your own thinking and practice as it relates to your work.

Our Current CoP listings are:

Interested in learning more or joining any one of our Members-only CoPs? Reach out to Alison,

2022 Calendar


Turf, Trust and Virtual Collaboration: Practical Tools for Building Trust 

Virtual Workshop | February 22, 2022


Living Labs - A Place-Based Approach

Virtual Workshop | March 3, 2022, 16 mars 2022

Participatory Evaluation: Community-Based Assessment and Strategic Learning Practices
Virtual Workshop | March 24, 2022

Building a Community-Based COVID Renewal Plan
Virtual Workshop Series | March 29 and March 30, 2022


Collective Impact 3.0 - Designing a Movement for Change

Virtual Workshop | Date TBD

Introduction to Using Theatre for Social Change

Virtual Workshop | April 13, 2022

Community Engagement 2022 - Engaging Well in a Hybrid World

Virtual Workshop | April 21 and May 17, 2022

Community Change Festival - Transforming Communities for What's Next
Virtual Learning Journey | May 5, May 12 and May 19, 2022

Collaborative Governance and Leadership Workshop
Virtual Workshop | June 14 and July 19, 2022

Community Change Experience 

Event - Delray Beach, FL 

October 24-27, 2022

Details to come




”I just want to tell you how much I loved the conference in Edmonton. The speakers and workshops were amazing. You did an excellent job of pulling this together. I can’t stop thinking about how I can apply what I learned in my work. Thanks so much for all that you and everyone involved did to help us all feel welcomed and part of a movement. I will recommend next year’s conference to others.”

- 2019 ABCD Edmonton participant


“One of the best workshops I've been to! Very well organized. I took notes and ideas about how to run a good workshop just as much as I took notes on the content.”

- 2019 Evaluation + Design participant


"My passion has always to spend time in Life-Long Learning and Tamarack continues to offer new ways of thinking and/or doing!!! Thanks for all you do!!”

- 2019 Community Engagement participant


“Thank you for organizing a festival (not a workshop or a conference) for focusing on creating a learning place, rather than teaching - this way is key. Thank you for weaving Toronto into the event - it was almost another presenter. I wanted to let you know that it was deeply meaningful, only on the professional, but on human, personal level. Thank you again.”

- 2018 Community Change Festival participant


”Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this VERY well organized event! I met many people and left energized. We will continue to prioritize attending these events.”

- 2018 Poverty Reduction Summit Participant


”This conference has been an amazing experience! It was interactive and accessible with top notch speakers and presenters and a presence of at least 2 levels of government.”

- 2016 Mayors Summit participant


Bring a Tamarack Workshop to Your Community

Tamarack offers a variety of single-day workshops, facilitators, and topics to help your community accelerate their impact. We offer learning related to Collective ImpactCommunity EngagementCollaborative LeadershipCommunity Innovation, and Evaluating Impact

Want to bring Tamarack to your community? Learn more by clicking the link below:

Bring Tamarack to Your Community