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Tamarack Institute

Tamarack Institute
The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

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Peterborough Porch Food Drive Raises 22,000 Pounds of Food

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 6, 2020

Megan from Peterborough, ON writes:

On a snowy March day in Peterborough, ON, thousands of residents set out bags with smiley faces on their doorsteps filled with food donations to restock the Kawartha Food Share. 

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Canoe B.C. Chalks the Town

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 6, 2020

In Shuswap, a region of BC, the Canoe neighbourhood is decorating their driveways and intersections with inspiring messages and colourful chalk art.

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Brantford Supports Artists Through Virtual Concerts

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 6, 2020

Heather from Burford, ON writes:

Local performers in Brantford, Ontario have put together an online show with 20 musicians, comedians and actors through Grandview Theatre Co. 

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Hamilton Caremongering Campaign Supports Local Community

Posted by Tamarack Institute on March 19, 2020
In Hamilton, Ontario a Facebook group has popped up – CareMongering-HamOnt: Hamilton Community Response to COVID19.
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How Cochrane is Fostering Community Through Technology

Posted by Tamarack Institute on March 19, 2020
Deb from Cochrane, AB shares some of the ways her community is staying connected:
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Woodstock's Virtual Storytimes

Posted by Tamarack Institute on March 18, 2020
Lisa from Woodstock, ON writes:
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