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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Finding Financial Stability in Uncertain Times

Posted by Galen MacLusky & Glenna Harris on June 16, 2020

At Prosper Canada, we support a network of 14 Financial Empowerment champion (FEC) - organizations that aim to expand proven financial empowerment interventions in communities across the country. These groups have delivered effective financial help to 320,000 Canadians, helping them to access $700M in new income, improve their credit scores, savings and debt levels and build wealth through education, employment, entrepreneurship and improved housing.

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The Disproportionate Impact on Employment (due to COVID-19)

Posted by Elle Richards on June 15, 2020

Emerging research points to an imbalance of job losses being substantially greater to those already precariously employed and in low-paying jobs, mostly within certain sectors, and exposes inequities. 

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Nudging Change Through the Smallest Visible System

Posted by Liz Weaver on June 12, 2020

Tamarack recently hosted a conversation with Cameron Norman, Principal and President at Cense, about the power of individuals to shift systems.  Norman, in a recent blog post, described a way of navigating complex systems by focusing on the smallest visible system. 

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Youth Guide to Virtual Work

Posted by Nathalie Blanchet on June 11, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the number of jobs and internships available for youth this summer will have significantly decreased in comparison to previous years. In some cases, the jobs themselves will look very different as social distancing continues to impact the labour market.  

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Top 5 Lessons Learned on Building a Leadership Table

Posted by Phillip Mock on June 10, 2020

It was only a month or so ago that Liz Weaver started a conversation about how we, as conveners of local Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) initiatives, can structure our leadership team. Like many of you, I felt a tad overwhelmed with the amount of work and speed needed to bring together a stellar leadership team to guide and oversee Chatham-Kent’s CBYF initiative. With some lessons learned over the past month, we wanted to share our top 5 lessons on how to build a stellar leadership table for your community’s CBYF initiative. 

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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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