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An Introduction to Jean-Marie Chapeau

Posted by Jean-Marie Chapeau on June 15, 2021

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I am thrilled to join Tamarack Institute as a Consulting-Director of Evaluating impact, one of the five interconnected practices developed by Tamarack to support practitioners and Vibrant communities. 

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3 Funding Opportunities to Support Community Initiatives

Posted by Justin Williams on June 14, 2021

The Government of Canada and its partners are currently accepting applications for three major funding opportunities for communities. Through the funding opportunities, communities can apply for funding to support public spaces, improve mobility and access to digital services, provide programs and services related to financial empowerment and social inclusion of vulnerable youth, and build intersectoral partnerships to address social determinants of health and wellbeing. The three funding opportunities are described below:  

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10 Stories of Community Innovation for Youth

Posted by Trisha Islam on June 10, 2021

In June 2020, Tamarack Institute launched the Community Innovation Fund: an annual opportunity for Communities Building Youth Futures to prototype a new program, product, service, or system to improve education, employment, and/or training opportunities and outcomes for local youth across Canada. We were thrilled to announce six projects who received the first round of funding, and eight projects that received the second round of funding.

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The SDGs: Just One (Important) Part of the Story

Posted by Laura Schnurr on June 8, 2021

In my prior blog post The SDGs: A Tool for Transformative Change, I explored some of the reasons why we should all adopt the SDGs. In this post, I explore some of the shortcomings of the framework to paint a fuller picture of how we might think about the goals.  

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Quebec’s Universal Access to Low-Fee Child Care: Les Centres de la Petite Enfance

Posted by Alison Homer on June 4, 2021

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Access to affordable and quality childcare is an important poverty reduction and prevention strategy, as it supports children’s social, behavioural and cognitive skills, readiness for and transition to school, and lifelong physical and emotional health. It supports parents and caregivers to increase their income, opens doors to employment and training, builds resilience, and reduces chronic stress.

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The City of North Vancouver: Becoming the “Healthiest Small City in the World”

Posted by Christine Hadekel on June 1, 2021

The City of North Vancouver has a bold vision: to become the “healthiest small city in the world”. To realize their vision, the City’s Mayor and Council have five key goals: to become a City for People, a Liveable City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.

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