Gatherings & Multi-Day Workshops

Changemaker Exp 2024

2024 Changemaker Experience

Virtual Monthly Sessions| Apply by January 19, 2024

Join our second Changemaker cohort and experience a seven-month learning journey alongside a diverse group of peers. You'll explore all facets of the community and systems impact approach including the core principles that drive place-based change forward, enhancing your change and impact skillsets and deepening your understanding of the frameworks or ways of working to support you to translate your social change goals into reality.

The Changemaker Experience includes a seven-part workshop series, coaching support, and access to the latest thinking, tools, and resources all designed to increase your skills and competencies in leading and driving change.

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Virtual Workshops

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Collaborative Leadership and Governance

Virtual Workshop | January 24, 2024

At Tamarack, Collaborative Leadership is considered a critical element of the 5 practices of community change. Collaborative Governance and Leadership weaves together the process and people aspects of effective collaboration. Practitioners will learn that it is a fine balance, requiring a deep investment in building connections and engagement while also ensuring that the practice, structure, and decision-making approach are defined and effectively implemented.

Join Liz Weaver for this virtual workshop designed to provide an opportunity to explore the key theories related to collaborative governance, tools, and approaches.

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2024 CE Workshop

Community Engagement: From Debate to Dialogue

Virtual Workshop | February 27, 2024

Over the last few years community engagement practitioners have experienced a significant change in how we engage communities. Among other patterns, there is a growing sense of polarization, intolerance, and racism which has caused significant harm and can reduce the desire for groups to work together.

At the same time, we know that community engagement is a pathway to building equity. We need to engage authentically. We need to center the voices of people who are closest to the issues we're working to solve. We need to work together. We can't let divisiveness and fear stop us from bringing diverse perspectives together. We have to create opportunities for dialogue—for understanding.

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Asset-Based Community Development 101: A People-Centered Approach

Virtual Workshop | March 20, 2024

In this workshop, you will be introduced to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) as a people-centered approach to program planning. The ABCD approach looks for and starts with people's gifts and strengths (assets), when these assets are connected they can then address the problems and challenges in their communities.  

Join Heather Keam to work through the foundations and principles of ABCD and how to center community in your programs and activities. This workshop is for those who are new to ABCD or want a refresher as ABCD has changed a lot over the past 10 years.   

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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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Foundations for Building a Neighbourhood Strategy

Online Course | Learn at your own pace

Join Vibrant Communities' Heather Keam, Associate Director of Cities Deepening Community, in this online course designed for individuals who want to make their neighbourhood a better place, on-the-ground staff to support residents to build a plan, or municipal staff who have been tasked with putting a plan together.

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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 our 2023 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.

Cybersecurity – Building a Proactive Approach

Date: January 17, 2024

Speakers: Jason Shim, Charles Buchanan and the CyberPeace Institute


Advancements on Basic Income in Canada: 2023 and Beyond

Date: January 22, 2024

Speakers: Tom Cooper, Jiaying Zhao, Jessie Golem, Sheila Regehr, Evelyn Forget and Tracy Smith-Carrier


Indigenous Partnerships for the SDGs

Date: January 30, 2024

Speakers: Jenica Ng-Cornish, Marissa Lawrence, Joshua McNeely, Jon Beale and Laura Schnurr


Building Communities That Create a Sense of Belonging

Date: January 31, 2024

Speakers: Lisa Helps, Heather Keam and Justin Williams

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:

Upcoming Events



Collaborative Governance and Leadership

January 24, 2024


2024 Changemaker Experience Cohort

February - October 2024


Community Engagement: From Debate to Dialogue

February 27, 2024


Asset-Based Community Development 101: A People-Centered Approach

March 20, 2024


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”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.”

- 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.”

- 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!!”

- 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.”

- 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.”

- 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.”

- 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