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CBYF Laval Keeps Their Community Motivated Through Art

Posted by Tamarack Institute on August 11, 2021

Over the past year, CBYF Laval supported several community initiatives aimed at supporting the motivation of youth during the pandemic. Some of these initiatives have led to exceptional artistic projects in which youth were inspired and given the opportunity to develop new skills. 

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Putting Art at the Center of Our Social Change Efforts

Posted by Megan Nimigon on August 10, 2021

When we look at the social change sector as a whole, there is a growing awareness of the importance of art in engaging the hands, the heads and the hearts of the people who are looking to make positive transformations in their 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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Why Do YOU Need to Re-evaluate and Re-assess?

Posted by Brooke Pirson on May 28, 2021

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s (NPCA) nature school is an alternative school for primary students in the Niagara Region, focused on building students’ self-confidence and connection with nature through outdoor daily experiences. During my placement with NPCA, I was responsible for designing the purpose, scope, and evaluation tools for a program evaluation of the nature school. 

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A Student’s Guide on Developing Evaluation Questions towards a Program Evaluation

Posted by Brittany Cornacchia on May 28, 2021

Young Caregivers Association strives to support young caregivers – individuals between 5 and 2of age who take on caregiving responsibilities in their family – by providing opportunities to form connections with peers, relieve stress, and develop life and personal skills through a weekly drop-in program called Caregivers Night Out’ (CNO).

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