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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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CBYF Laval Keeps Their Community Motivated Through Art

Posted by Tamarack Institute on August 11, 2021

Over the past year, CBYF Laval supported several community initiatives aimed at supporting the motivation of youth during the pandemic. Some of these initiatives have led to exceptional artistic projects in which youth were inspired and given the opportunity to develop new skills. 

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Introducing Laura and Jorge

Posted by Tamarack Institute on July 29, 2021

Meet Laura and Jorge, our Community Climate Transitions team 

Hello! We are thrilled to be part of the Tamarack community! We recently had a coffee conversation in which we shared some reflections on why Community Climate Transitions, what it means to join the Tamarack team, and experiences that have shaped our thinking on equity and climate.   

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Tamarack Institute Co-Founder and Co-CEO Paul Born set to retire.

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 27, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT - View in French

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Seeing Youth Futures - Envisager l’avenir des jeunes

Posted by Tamarack Institute on February 1, 2021


Are you a youth aged 15 to 30 who lives in Canada? Do you like to share your perspectives and vision through photography?

We are looking for original photos that explore the idea of prosperity and a future where young people in Canada thrive.

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What is it like to be a Canadian youth?

Posted by Tamarack Institute on September 11, 2020

Brandon, Adam and Tatjana are four Canadian youth from across Canada with a shared passion for their community. This past summer, these four driven youth were selected by the Tamarack Institute as part of the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) initiative. As a team, they are determined to work together and help support youth across Canada to create pathways from high school to higher learning. Despite working remotely, this group is bound together by their eagerness to foster community empowerment and help bring about the change that they want to see in Canadian society. The following blog posts are a series of stories, thoughts and ideas about what it means to be a youth in Canada:  

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EPIC Generosity in Nova Scotia

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 22, 2020

We only have to skim the daily news to see that the COVID-19 outbreak is hitting our most vulnerable the hardest. 

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