What are Quebec actors saying to Tamarack? My conversations with over 25 organizations in Quebec (between May and June 2021) have revealed the path forward, both in sharing Quebec's experiences in community development elsewhere in Canada and growing and nurturing Tamarack's learning community in Quebec.
I appreciated the openness and the spirit of exploration of these conversations, which allowed Tamarack to learn more about the work of each organization and deepen its understanding of the rich ecosystem of community development in Quebec. They have contributed to generate interest and curiosity about Tamarack while already identifying potential avenues for collaboration.
Here is the essence of what we are taking away to guide the next steps of Tamarack's work with Quebec:
Build trust and collaborations with community development actors in Quebec with a view to complementarity and create bridges with the English-speaking world
Share and promote the Quebec experience in community development in the rest of Canada
Support changemakers in Quebec (community leaders, municipalities, citizens, organizations, funders, etc.) with content in French on Tamarack's five areas of practice (Collective Impact, Community Engagement, Collaborative Leadership, Community Innovation and Evaluating Impact)
Leverage the Learning Center's resources (publications, blog, webinars, training, etc.) as a primary tool for collaboration with partners in Quebec
Facilitate on-demand sharing of experiences and practices among peers across Canada (via the Vibrant Communities network)
Tamarack's approach is based on the co-generation of knowledge with both changemakers and strategic partners in the community. In this spirit, we approach collaborations in Quebec to get to know each other, appreciate each other, and discover the unique and complementary contribution that each organization can make to strengthen the impact in our communities.
Take your learning further:
- Visit our the Francophone version of our site
- Learn more about Myriam Bérubé
- Read more on our Collective impact work: Montréal: Collective Impact and the Power of Place
- Read more of Myriam's work: Philanthropic Foundations in Canada - Landscapes, Indigenous Perspectives and Pathways to Change