Two dates available:
Virtual Workshop | September 22 - Sold Out
Virtual Workshop | October 20
This virtual workshop will provide you with a solid overview of the theory, concepts, approach, and practical steps needed for designing and conducting participatory evaluation. Engaging in participatory community-based assessment and strategic learning practices enriches community relationships and strengthens overall ownership and outcomes.
During this workshop you will start reflecting on your own evaluation experience and gain an understanding of participatory evaluation approaches, concepts, and steps to strengthen and support how they design and conduct evaluation into their own community-focused work.
Virtual Workshop | October 29
This interactive workshop focuses on the core leadership competency of trust building. Collaborative success requires the engagement and commitment of partners to the common cause. Lack of trust can take collaborative efforts off track. But little attention is payed to actions which build trust, create connections and deal with mistrust.
Join Liz Weaver to equip yourself with ideas, tools and approaches to effectively engage diverse community partners and intentionally build trusting relationships and collaborative impact. Each workshop is limited to 40 learners, so we encourage you to register soon if you are interested
London, ON | June 2021
We are excited to move this workshop to 2021 and still be gathering 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. We have brought together several of the world’s top authors and practitioners in the field.
Together we will explore how communities are strengthening social connectedness, combatting loneliness, and citizen disengagement. This year we also want to explore the Citizen role in climate change and to hear from an Indigenous thought leader about the 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.
Date: September 16, 2020
Speakers: Cormac Russell and Heather Keam
Date: September 23, 2020
Speakers: Tatiana Fraser, Rachel Sinha, and Pamela Teitelbaum
Date: October 14, 2020
Speakers: Catherine Abreu, Natalie Appleyard and Maya Menezes
Date: October 21, 2020
Speakers: John Kania and Liz Weaver
Date: October 28, 2020
Speakers: Corliss Bean, Marika Warner, Bryan Heal and Pamela Teitelbaum
Tamarack's Communities of Practices are small, interactive groups of practitioners who connect monthly or bi-monthly through an online meeting to share their experiences, tools, ideas and challenges in order to learn ways they can grow and expand their work. The sessions are open and relevant to anyone working on a complex social issue.
Joining a CoP can help you deepen your knowledge and professional connections around a focused aspect of your work. When you join a CoP, you will have the opportunity to influence the overall learning agenda (i.e. meeting topics) based on your own learning needs and priorities. 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.
Review the list below and click on a CoP title that is relevant to you. You will be taken to a page with more information about that CoP as well as the form to register.
Review our CoP Frequently Asked Questions page.
For individuals who want to dig deeper into evaluation-related strategies, techniques and tools that they can apply to their own poverty reduction efforts.
For municipal or regional government staff responsible for, or directly involved in, poverty reduction efforts in their official governmental capacity.
For government representatives of all provinces and territories who are responsible for, or directly involved in, poverty reduction efforts in their official governmental capacity.
For key staff or volunteers who are actively involved in a living wage campaign or are in the early stages of considering or implementing the living wage in their Canadian community.
For BC members to connect, collaborate, and share experiences, best practices and lessons learned pertaining to community-based poverty reduction in BC.
For individuals who belong to the Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty network to share ideas and information about their local poverty reduction efforts.
For the leaders responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of robust neighbourhood strategies, policies and plans.
For local Deepening Community partner communities to share highlights from their experiences and dialogue about the impacts of these action-learning projects.
For individuals committed to sharing and learning from one another to accelerate their collective understanding of the role of citizens and communities in preparing for emergencies.
For individuals who are applying or are seeking to apply an Asset-Based Community Development approach to their work by engaging with helpful tools or resources.
Turf, Trust, and Collaboration
Toronto, ON | Jan 15 - Sold Out
Hamilton, ON | Jan 16
Collaborative Innovation: Facilitating Multi-stakeholder Collaboration
Toronto, ON | Jan 29
Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation
Toronto, ON | March 4-5
Virtual Workshop | June 22
Virtual Workshop | July 28
Virtual Workshop | August 13
Virtual Workshop | September 22
Virtual Workshop | October 20
London, ON | June 2021
Calgary, AB | 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
Tamarack offers a variety of single-day workshops, facilitators, and topics to help your community accelerate their impact. We offer
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