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Upcoming Workshops

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Community Engagement 2021

Two Dates Available:
Virtual Workshop | January 19, 2021
Virtual Workshop | February 9, 2021

Discover how the Community Engagement landscape is changing and evolving.

Join Lisa Attygalle and Pamela Teitelbaum for a new virtual workshop designed to equip you with the latest in Community Engagement. You'll explore the role of creativity, how to support community-led approaches, challenge mindsets, and adapt your strategies to a changing world.

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Community Innovation 2021

Two Dates Available:
Virtual Workshop | March 11, 2021
Virtual Workshop | April 13, 2021

Join Sylvia Cheuy and Pamela Teitelbaum for a new virtual workshop designed to equip you with some highlights of the influential field theory, tools, and approaches for rethinking current practices for unleashing Community Innovation.

Deepen your understanding of what’s needed to create optimal conditions for community innovation to thrive and equip yourself with an array of simple and powerful tools for making the practice of community innovation a reality.

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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 15, 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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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.

Tamarack Webinars


Indigenous Perspectives on Poverty Reduction

Date: January 20, 2021

Speakers: Leah Gazan, Natasha Beedie and Leslie Varley


The Power of Co-Design

Date: January 27, 2021

Speakers: Max Hardy, Anthony Boxshall, and Lisa Attygalle


Making the Case for Arts-Based Community Engagement

Date: February 10, 2021

Speakers: Hiba Abdullah, Christopher Pandolfi and Lisa Attygalle


Social Prescribing: A Systems Change and Asset-Based Approach

Date: February 17, 2021

Speakers: Lisa Richmond, Sonia Hsiung, and Dr. Trevor Hancock 


ColIective Impact in Action Montréal’s Neighbourhood-Based Poverty-Reduction Movement

Date: February 23, 2021

Speakers: Rotem Ayalon, co-coordinator, Collective Impact Project, Centraide du Grand Montréal and Sylvia Cheuy


L’impact collectif en action | Le mouvement de réduction de la pauvreté dans les quartiers de Montréal

Date: February 25, 2021

Intervenant-e-s: Jean-Marie Chapeau, conseiller, Projet impact collectif, Centraide du Grand Montréal, et Nathalie Blanchet, Institut Tamarack

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:

  • Neighbourhood Leaders
  • Citizen and Emergency Preparedness
  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Living Wage
  • Vibrant Communities City Convenor (members only)
  • BC Community Reducing Poverty
  • Provincial/Territorial Government for Poverty Reduction

Interested in learning more or joining a CoP? Please visit the Cities Reducing Poverty or Cities Deepening Community pages for details or to learn about membership.

Measuring Poverty Reduction

For individuals who want to dig deeper into evaluation-related strategies, techniques and tools that they can apply to their own poverty reduction efforts.


Municipal Government for Poverty Reduction

For municipal or regional government staff responsible for, or directly involved in, poverty reduction efforts in their official governmental capacity.


Provincial Government for Poverty Reduction

For government representatives of all provinces and territories who are responsible for, or directly involved in, poverty reduction efforts in their official governmental capacity.

Living Wage

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.


BC Communities Reducing Poverty

For BC members to connect, collaborate, and share experiences, best practices and lessons learned pertaining to community-based poverty reduction in BC.


Vibrant Communities City Convenors

For individuals who belong to the Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty network to share ideas and information about their local poverty reduction efforts.

Neighbourhood Learning Community

For community leaders responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of robust neighbourhood strategies, policies and plans.


Cities Deepening Community Members

For Cities Deepening Community members to share highlights from their experiences and dialogue about the impacts of these action-learning projects.

Citizens & Emergency Preparedness

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.

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)

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.

2021 Calendar


Community Engagement 2021

Virtual Workshop | January 19, 2021

Virtual Workshop | February 9, 2021

Community Innovation 2021

Virtual Workshop | March 11, 2021

Virtual Workshop | April 13, 2021


Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

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


The End of Poverty

Virtual Conference | May 2021


Collaborative Leadership & Governance

Virtual Workshop | June 3, 2021

Virtual Workshop | July 15, 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