Featured Events



Community Change Institute
Equipping to Transform Your Community

3-day Virtual Experience | May 5, 12 & 19, 2022

Join over 200 community changemakers from across Canada, the United States, and beyond as we explore the shifting environment in which we work and volunteer. Together we will explore the five interconnected practices essential for community change, hear from a wide range of content and context experts, and how to build leadership capacity in a shifting world. You'll experience three 3.5 virtual sessions, spread out over 3 weeks, plus pre-event resources, coaching opportunities, and continued support. 

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Celebrating Neighbours: Measuring the Impact of ABCD

3-day Event | June 7-9, 2022 | London, Ontario

Now over 50% full - Register today to secure your seats

Join us in the beautiful city of London as we gather together Canada’s premier community development leaders and neighbourhood practitioners to explore the impact of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and leading neighbourhood and community revitalizing strategies. Together we want to explore how communities are strengthening social connectedness, combatting loneliness and citizen disengagement. 

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Foundations of ABCD

1-day Workshop | June 20, 2022 | Moncton, NB

Tamarack is thrilled to be hosting our dear friend and colleague Cormac Russell for a one-day workshop. This training has been designed to bring together the ABCD Institute’s 30 years of community development research in the USA, with Nurture Development’s 20 years of international research and practical experience of community development and pioneering approaches in other strength-based work such as TimeBanking & Whole Person Recovery across the world.

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Virtual Workshops

2022 CE 820 (1)

Community Engagement 2022: Engaging Well in a Hybrid World

Virtual Workshop | May 17 or June 22, 2022

In this workshop, you’ll explore how to reinvigorate your engagement, engage meaningfully and creatively in a hybrid world, and how to ensure our engagement is inclusive.

Join Lisa Attygalle and community changemakers from across North America and beyond in asking "How can we do things differently?"

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Collaborative Leadership & Governance

Virtual Workshop | July 19 or August 16, 2022

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 defined and effectively implemented.

Join Liz Weaver and community changemakers from across North America and explore both the governance and leadership components required to support the collaborative process

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Online Courses

2020 CE Foundations 820 (1)

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 2022 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 Guest

Creating Safety Through Connection – The Function(s) of a Safe Community

Date: May 18, 2022

Speakers: Police Chief Mike Butler and Dan Ritchie

People, Planning and Process - Building Collaborative Leaders 

Date: May 25, 2022

Speakers: Annie Martinie, Tim Schwantes and Liz Weaver


Developing a Shared SDG Action Plan Through Collective Impact 

Date: May 31, 2022

Speaker: Sylvia Cheuy


Building Equity and Justice in a Digital World

Date: June 1, 2022

Speakers: Amy Sample Ward, Afua Bruce and Liz Weaver


Multisolving: A promising strategy toward just and equitable futures

Date: June 8, 2022

Speakers: Elizabeth Sawin


A Dialogue on the Topic of Systems Change to Improve Data Collection and Access

Date: June 15, 2022

Speakers: Konrad Glogowski and Jean-Marie Chapeau


How to End a Slow-Rolling Crisis | Lessons from the Northside, Cape Breton

Date: June 22, 2022

Speakers: Ed Michalik and Liz Weaver


Revolutionizing Sustainability, Climate and Equity Planning: Enabling Municipalities to Respond to Complexity by Transforming Strategic Management Practices

Date: June 23, 2022

Speakers: Randy Sa'd

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:

2022 Calendar


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


Living Labs - A Place-Based Approach

Virtual Workshop | March 3, 2022, 16 mars 2022

Participatory Evaluation: Community-Based Assessment and Strategic Learning Practices

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

Introduction to Using Theatre for Social Change

Virtual Workshop | April 13, 2022

Community Engagement 2022 - Engaging Well in a Hybrid World

Virtual Workshop | May 17 or June 22, 2022

Community Change Institute - 
Equipping to Transform Your Community
Virtual Learning Experience | May 5, May 12 and May 19, 2022

Celebrating Neighbours: Measuring the Impact of ABCD

3-day Event | June 7-9, 2022 | London, Ontario

Collaborative Governance and Leadership Workshop
Virtual Workshop | July 19 and August 16, 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