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BC’s Minimum Wage Hikes Address Working Poverty

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 12, 2023

Minimum wage increase tied to inflation, significantly impacting working poor. 

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Accelerating Community Innovation: The Role of the Field Catalyst

Posted by Sylvia Cheuy on September 5, 2023

Discover the unique but important role that Field Catalysts – like Tamarack – play in accelerating and amplifying community innovation. 

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Reflections from the Ground: Participatory Grantmaking in My Community

Posted by Tamarack Institute on September 1, 2023

Nestled within the Peel region, a unique grantmaking initiative unfolded as the Tamarack Institute embarked on a transformative mission. This project meaningfully engaged local wisdom and was co-created by the Peel community.   

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Canada Needs a Rights-Based Approach to Anti-Poverty Strategies

Posted by Canada Without Poverty on September 1, 2023

Poverty rates in 2022 are estimated to be potentially double what Statistics Canada reports.

Canada Without Poverty has released Poverty Progress Profiles 2022 whose key message is that no benefit, social assistance program, or minimum wage rate in Canada is enough to provide people with sufficient money for everyday expenses. These include necessities like rent, nutritious food, childcare, transportation, and medications. In addition, no inflation benefit provides people with any lasting or adequate relief during this cost-of-living crisis in 2022.  

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Announcing Our New Advisory Group of 11 Climate and Equity Leaders

Posted by Laura Schnurr on August 29, 2023

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

In May 2023, Tamarack’s Community Climate Transitions (CCT) formed an Advisory Group of experts and practitioners to guide our efforts in addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Supported by the Definity Insurance Foundation, the group met virtually for the first time in May and will continue to meet several times a year. 

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From Apathy to Action: How Deep Canvassing Ignites Climate Engagement

Posted by Tamarack Institute on August 25, 2023

Imagine a world where political will and broad public support unite to address the pressing challenges of our time, including the climate crisis. While solutions are known, what's often missing is the connection between different perspectives and the will to act. That's where deep canvassing comes in.  

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