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Upcoming Workshops

2020 PE Virtual 820

Participatory Evaluation: Community-Based Assessment + Strategic Learning 

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.

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

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

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ABCD London 820 - updated

Celebrating Neighbours: Measuring the Impact of ABCD

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.

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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 2019 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


Rekindling Democracy - A Discussion with Cormac Russell

Date: September 16, 2020

Speakers: Cormac Russell and Heather Keam


Systems Leadership in Practice

Date: September 23, 2020

Speakers: Tatiana Fraser, Rachel Sinha, and Pamela Teitelbaum


A Just Recovery For All

Date: October 14, 2020

Speakers: Catherine Abreu, Natalie Appleyard and Maya Menezes


People, Practice, and Transformational Change

Date: October 21, 2020

Speakers: John Kania and Liz Weaver


Meaningfully Engaging Youth in Evaluation

Date: October 28, 2020

Speakers: Corliss Bean, Marika Warner, Bryan Heal and Pamela Teitelbaum

Communities of Practice

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

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.

Why Join a Community of Practice?

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.

How do I join?

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.

Still have questions?

Review our CoP Frequently Asked Questions page.


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 Strategy Leaders

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


Local Deepening Community Initiative

For local Deepening Community partner communities 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.

2020 Calendar


Turf, Trust, and Collaboration

Toronto, ON | Jan 15 - Sold Out

Hamilton, ON | Jan 16
Sold Out


Collaborative Innovation: Facilitating Multi-stakeholder Collaboration

Toronto, ON | Jan 29


Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

Toronto, ON | March 4-5


Turf, Trust, and Virtual Collaboration

Virtual Workshop | June 22 
Sold Out

Virtual Workshop | July 28
Sold Out

Virtual Workshop | August 13

Sold Out


Virtual Workshop | October 29


Participatory Evaluation

Virtual Workshop | September 22

Sold Out


Virtual Workshop | October 20


Celebrating Neighbours - Measuring the Impacts of ABCD

London, ON | June 2021


The End of Poverty

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


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