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Taking a human rights-based approach to housing in Toronto

Posted by Maytree on June 28, 2021

Poverty is what happens when people cannot access their human right to an adequate standard of living. They lack equitable access to housing, health care and pharmacare, education and training opportunities, or decent work. They experience food insecurity, poor sanitation and undrinkable water, or lack of income. Poverty is created by systems that affect people differently; as a result, Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities, women, and people with disabilities, for example, experience poverty at disproportionately high rates.

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Breaking Down Silos in Rural Communities: Employing A Whole Systems Approach

Posted by Natasha Pei on June 23, 2021

Breaking down silos and employing a whole systems approach that puts a person’s wellbeing at the centre is a critical practice for rural communities seeking to end poverty. Working in silos ignores the complexity of people’s lives and beneficial community assets remain under-utilized. While working out-of-sync with one another, very few organizations are likely to see their clients sustainably achieve their goals.

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An Introduction to Jean-Marie Chapeau

Posted by Jean-Marie Chapeau on June 15, 2021

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I am thrilled to join Tamarack Institute as a Consulting-Director of Evaluating impact, one of the five interconnected practices developed by Tamarack to support practitioners and Vibrant communities. 

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3 Funding Opportunities to Support Community Initiatives

Posted by Justin Williams on June 14, 2021

The Government of Canada and its partners are currently accepting applications for three major funding opportunities for communities. Through the funding opportunities, communities can apply for funding to support public spaces, improve mobility and access to digital services, provide programs and services related to financial empowerment and social inclusion of vulnerable youth, and build intersectoral partnerships to address social determinants of health and wellbeing. The three funding opportunities are described below:  

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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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The SDGs: Just One (Important) Part of the Story

Posted by Laura Schnurr on June 8, 2021

In my prior blog post The SDGs: A Tool for Transformative Change, I explored some of the reasons why we should all adopt the SDGs. In this post, I explore some of the shortcomings of the framework to paint a fuller picture of how we might think about the goals.  

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