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2021 CBYF Virtual 820 EN

Communities Building Youth Futures

2021 Virtual Gathering | May 6-7

Join 400 attendees to create connections between communities, our National Collaborative, youth-serving organizations, and learners to explore:

  • how building youth futures is a critical step in ending poverty in Canada

  • creating space for youth as changemakers

  • emergent and innovative practices that build pathways to education and employment

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Upcoming Workshops

2021 CD 820

Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

A new 4-part virtual workshop running May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25, 2021

Join Liz Weaver and Lisa Attygalle for 4-part virtual workshop designed to give you hands-on experience and a step-by-step approach to designing and facilitating collaborative Community Innovation sessions. 

We'll go deep on different approaches to engage the community to innovate together, understand what makes these kinds of gatherings distinct, and provide you with tools that you can use to host them.

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Collaborative Leadership & Governance

Two Dates Available:
Virtual Workshop | June 3, 2021
Virtual Workshop | July 14, 2021

Collaborative leadership and governance is about bringing the right people together, supporting them with good tools and practices, and engaging them to work collectively toward community outcomes.  This sounds easy, but can be challenging when there are competing agendas, constrained resources, and the lack of a compelling reason to work collectively.  

Join Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy for a new virtual workshop designed to equip you to embed collaboration within your leadership and governance practices

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2020 CE Foundations 820 (1)

Online Course | Access course materials anytime and 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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Authentic Co-Design (1)

Authentic Co-Design

Online Course hosted by The Community Studio

Tamarack Institute is partnering with our friends at Authentic Co-design in Australia to present their new Authentic Co-Design online course and implementation manual, designed to help changemakers connect with community, reduce angst in the engagement process, and deliver better projects. 

With over 60 years of combined experience Anthony Boxshall, Max Hardy, and Susan Carter are the perfect instructors to help you develop skills in co-design so you can build relationships and trust with stakeholders and deliver better projects.   

Whether you have been involved in co-design projects before or are just grappling with how to tackle a difficult project in a different way this collection of co-design resources will help guide you.    

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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 2020 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.

Investing in Leadership – A CHSSN Case Study

Date: May 26, 2021

Speakers: Jennifer Johnson, Russ Kueber and Liz Weaver


The Power of Place

Date: June 9, 2021

Speakers: Emily Sun, Jo Blundell, 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,

2021 Calendar


Community Engagement 2021

Virtual Workshop | January 19, 2021

 Sold Out

Virtual Workshop | February 9, 2021
Sold Out


Community Innovation 2021

Virtual Workshop | March 11, 2021

Virtual Workshop | April 13, 2021


Evaluation for Transformative Change

4-Part Virtual Workshop | April 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2021


Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

4-Part Virtual Workshop | May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021


The End of Poverty

Virtual Gathering | May 5-6, 2021


Communities Building Youth Futures National Gathering

Virtual Gathering | May 6-7, 2021


Collaborative Leadership & Governance

Virtual Workshop | June 3, 2021

Virtual Workshop | July 14, 2021




”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