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Rebecca Byers

Rebecca Byers
Rebecca Byers has worked in the field of health promotion for nearly 20 years. She has held staff and consulting roles at a number of national and provincial NGOs, public health departments, community groups, local government and research agencies -- primarily developing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs, events and resources. Rebecca is dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of people, organizations and communities and is currently working as a community consultant offering services in planning, project management, research and evaluation. She lives in a small town in Waterloo Region with her family and enjoys running, yoga, cooking and reading up on positive psychology and wellbeing.

Recent Posts

Making the Shift to Citizen-centered Community Development Approaches

Posted by Rebecca Byers on January 4, 2021

On December 2nd, Cormac Russell returned to Tamarack to lead an interactive online learning experience that explored how professionals and organizations can work in citizen space. A familiar voice around Tamarack, Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development, a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute and an internationally-renowned thought leader, trainer and speaker. The Asset-Based Community Development Virtual Workshop led participants through a journey to reflect upon and discover ways we can shift to citizen-centred community development approaches from top-down institution-centered ones.

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Why We Need to Start the Conversation with What’s Strong, Not What’s Wrong

Posted by Rebecca Byers on April 19, 2018

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend Tamarack’s Asset-Based Community Development for Healthy Neighbourhoods event this week. We gathered at Kitchener’s beautiful Victoria Park Pavilion in decidedly unspring-like weather conditions for this three-day gathering of community builders from across the country. The program featured two of the world’s top trainers in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), John McKnight and Cormac Russell, among others.

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