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Introducing Laura and Jorge

Posted by Tamarack Institute on July 29, 2021

Meet Laura and Jorge, our Community Climate Transitions team 

Hello! We are thrilled to be part of the Tamarack community! We recently had a coffee conversation in which we shared some reflections on why Community Climate Transitions, what it means to join the Tamarack team, and experiences that have shaped our thinking on equity and climate.   

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Centering Indigenous Knowledge and Leadership in Your Work

Posted by Shaelyn Wabegijig on July 27, 2021

If the recent pandemic and climate crisis have taught us anything, it's that Indigenous culture, knowledge and leadership are deeply connected to our very survival as a human species. Yet even despite the extensive work and consultations for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Indigenous voices continue to be silenced. A lack of leadership to implement the TRC continues to prevail, with only 10% of the 94 Calls to Action having been implemented to date. Due to courageous Indigenous leaders, more people are recognizing the urgent need to center Indigenous leadership in their work.  

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Telling Your Story of Change

Posted by Chiara on July 14, 2021

What is Solutions Storytelling?

The solutions movement originates in the world of journalism with an approach to communication that uncovers and disseminates viable responses (aka solutions) to social problems. Rather than the usual focus on gloom and doom, solutions journalists deliberately bring attention to interventions that foster deeper understanding, greater dialogue and, ultimately, change. 

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Deepening Learning and Connection in a Virtual World

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 5, 2021

In June 2020, Tamarack pivoted from our in-person workshop offerings to moving workshops into the virtual space. We knew it was going to be a challenge. As our team reflected on this opportunity, we noted that we wanted to create a virtual learning experience which was unique.

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It's Time to Do Stakeholder Mapping Differently

Posted by Max Hardy on November 11, 2020

I’d like to offer another suggestion for improving the way we plan community engagement processes; stakeholder mapping. The classic process used is the 2 x 2 matrix of plotting stakeholders according to their level of interest and their level of influence.

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Living History: A Developmental Evaluation Tool

Posted by Cameron Norman on November 9, 2020

Developmental Evaluation (DE) can provide vital information to inform the evolution of a program or service by connecting what is done to what is happening with what our program is designed to do and our resources using data, design, and sensemaking. That’s a tall order, but then DE is a particularly powerful approach to supporting innovation and program development. But how do we capture and document all the things that actually go into the life of a program? That’s where the Living History method comes in.

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