Gatherings & Multi-Day Workshops

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Asset-Based Community Development: When Community and Municipalities Meet in the Middle

St. Albert, Alberta | June 6-8, 2023 *Registration Close Friday, June 2*

Join us on June 6-8 for our annual national conversation from St. Albert, Alberta, as Tamarack’s Learning Community convenes to discuss how we put people at the centre of our work and build plans that are community led and municipally supported.    

This event will gather together Canada’s community development leaders and neighbourhood practitioners to explore Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and bringing community and municipalities together to meet in the middle. We are assembling a diverse group of keynotes to help shape the conversation over three days. We will learn together from towns and cities across North America that have taken a bold shift to change the way they show up in community and stop doing to and for community to being more supportive.  We will also hear from people who are taking back the function of their neighbourhoods and becoming leaders for change. 

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Virtual Workshops

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Collective Impact 3.0: Designing a Movement for Change

Virtual Workshop | June 15, 2023

Participants in this highly interactive workshop will be given tools, frameworks, and examples for how to build commitment and co-create a compelling, shared strategy for change that unites diverse partners in navigating uncertain times. Tamarack values small-group interaction and workshop environments.  We are intentionally limiting each virtual workshop to 70 participants to ensure that all participants maximize their learning and connection.

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Community Engagement: From Debate to Dialogue

Virtual Workshop | June 22, 2023

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.  As we enter spring 2023, we want to invite you to consider your role and grow your confidence in creating spaces for healthy dialogue.

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Turf, Trust And Virtual Collaboration:
Practical Tools For Building Trust

Virtual Workshop | July 20, 2023 & August 17, 2023

This interactive virtual workshop focuses on the core leadership competency of trust-building. A lack of trust can take collaborative efforts off track. But little attention is paid to actions that build trust, create connections and deal with mistrust. Participants in the workshop will walk away with ideas, tools and approaches to effectively engage diverse community partners and intentionally build trusting relationships and collaborative impact. Come prepared to share your experiences and insights on how to build trust.

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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.

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


ABCD: When Community & Municipalities meet in the Middle

June 5-8


Collective Impact 3.0: Designing a Movement for Change

June 15, 2023


Community Engagement: From Debate to Dialogue

June 22, 2023


Turf, Trust And Virtual Collaboration

 July 20, 2023 & August 17, 2023


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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.”

- 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