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Here we grow again! Tamarack welcomes 24 communities to the Community Climate Transitions Network

Posted by the Tamarack Institute on February 13, 2024


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


Looking back now, the 19 trailblazing communities that joined Community Climate Transitions in 2022 sparked a movement, demonstrating what is possible when local climate partnerships build trust across diverse actors and work towards shared goals.

Two years later, we're much closer to seeing community-led, cross-sector climate action become the norm, with a network of 70+ current and alumni communities committed to collaborative approaches. This year, we're eager to deepen our work with members in and learn alongside them as they advance equitable climate transitions and make progress towards the SDGs. 

– Laura Schnurr, Director of Climate Transitions at the Tamarack Institute

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How to connect: A visit to Davos prompts questions and connections

Posted by the Tamarack Institute on February 7, 2024


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


Earlier this month, I attended the World Economic Forum’s 54 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the first time. I gained a more nuanced set of tools for how to engage across different “languages,” and this thought piece unpacks them. 

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Three big ideas for 2024

Posted by the Tamarack Institute on January 10, 2024


Written by Sylvia Cheuy and Lisa Attygalle

In late fall 2023, our team at the Tamarack Institute spent a week together reflecting on the progress we’d made on our strategy and 2030 Plan, the dynamics at play in our communities and around the world, what our learners have been telling us, and how we might best support and connect them to maximize the impact of their changemaking work – both locally and across systems.   

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Reflections from the Ground: Participatory Grantmaking in My Community

Posted by the 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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From Apathy to Action: How Deep Canvassing Ignites Climate Engagement

Posted by the 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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Response to the June 2023 Hate Acts at the University of Waterloo Campus

Posted by the Tamarack Institute on August 17, 2023

This blog post from Rochelle Ignacio, Danya Pastuszek, Liz Weaver, Nation Cheong and Ana Gonzalez Guerrero offers a response to the gender-based hate violence that occurred on the University of Waterloo campus in June 2023. Special thanks to Antoinette Brind'Amour, who offered valuable insight on earlier drafts of this post.

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