Advancing a Culture of Human Rights for Poverty Solutions
Community of Practice

Next Online Meeting 

Date: October 12, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT

Location: GoToWebinar (conference call with presentation followed by group discussion)

Topic: When we put human rights at the centre of our work, we begin with the idea that it is crucial to start from the rights claims of individuals and communities facing poverty in crafting solutions. For this month's meeting, we are thrilled to be joined by Emily Paradis, Senior Research Associate at Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and a member of this Community of Practice. Emily has extensive experience in rights-claiming initiatives with people facing homelessness.  During the call, Emily will share some examples from initiatives she has participated in. Please come ready to join a group dialogue after the presentation.


This CoP, co-hosted by Vibrant Communities Canada and Maytree, is designed to engage individuals with lived experience and working professionals in the nonprofit, public, private and aligning sectors who are already applying or want to apply a rights-based approach in their poverty reduction work. Meetings will be focused on the sharing of best practice, lessons learned and advancing a narrative and culture of human rights in Canada.

Benefits of Membership

By joining this unique community of practice you will be able to share your experiences and knowledge in a community of dedicated professionals who are working on similar challenges or issues. By engaging in facilitated conversations with your peers, you will uncover new approaches to problems, build your professional skill set, access new ideas and contribute to the transfer of best practices.

Our Commitment 

  • Provide a system of support and professional development for individuals who are working to advance human rights in their work 
  • Support and encourage the development and sharing of expertise
  • Keep abreast of, and participate in, leading best practices
  • Identify potential areas for research and development
  • Provide a facilitated communication channel for exploring themes and applications related to human rights and poverty reduction/elimination

Our Members

Tamarack's Communities of Practice are comprised of diverse participants from different locations and organizations. Here are some examples of the individuals that take part:

  • Nonprofit leaders
  • Front line workers
  • Funders
  • Individuals with lived experience/living experience of poverty
  • Municipal government representatives
  • Private consultants
  • Local business leaders
  • And more... 

Still have questions?

Reach out to Kirsti Battista at or Kate Butler at 

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