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Trisha Islam

Trisha Islam
Trisha Islam brings knowledge and experience in international development, social policy, food security, and most recently financial empowerment. In her role, Trisha supports communities to improve education and employment outcomes with youth by providing ongoing coaching, organizing knowledge exchange opportunities, and co-developing materials on community learnings and stories. -- Trisha Islam amène ses connaissances et son expérience en matière de développement international, de politique sociale, de sécurité alimentaire et, plus récemment, d'autonomisation financière. Dans son rôle, Trisha aidera les communautés à améliorer les résultats des jeunes en matière d'éducation et d'emploi en leur offrant un encadrement continu, en organisant des possibilités d'échange de connaissances et en élaborant conjointement des documents sur les apprentissages et les histoires des communautés.

Recent Posts

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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Why youth, why now?

Posted by Trisha Islam on August 9, 2020

If there is one thing many of us can agree on, it’s that COVID-19 brought a tidal wave of disruptions for young people across Canada. However, there are signs that the tides are turning, and this presents a critical moment. How might we re-envision youth engagement as an opportunity to work alongside youth to create a hopeful, post-pandemic future? 

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Highlights from the first CBYF National Gathering

Posted by Trisha Islam on June 9, 2020

On March 10 to 12, representatives from communities across Canada came together in Kitchener-Waterloo for the first Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) National Gathering. Take a look at the map below to see the 13 communities involved in the CBYF initiative:  

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Launching the Community Innovation Fund

Posted by Trisha Islam on June 8, 2020

While innovation may be a familiar term, community innovation situates local stakeholders at the heart of new and exciting endeavours with results that could range from yielding great benefits for the community, to failing spectacularly and gaining valuable insights. We encourage communities to take the risk. 

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