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Introducing the Ending Working Poverty Initiative

Posted by Tamarack Institute on December 8, 2022
This blog post was written by Danya Pastuszek, Alison Homer, John Stapleton and Yvonne Yuan, in collaboration with the teams at the Town of Drumheller, the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, United Way Winnipeg and Prosperity Roundtable Chatham-Kent.
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Introducing the Collective Impact Toolkit

Posted by Liz Weaver on February 3, 2022

We’re excited to publicly launch our Collective Impact Toolkit resource to assist other change-makers and organizations on their own Collective Impact journey. We want to equip you with the practical tools needed to navigate the various pre-conditions, conditions, and phases of a long-term Collective Impact effort.

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Danya Pastuszek Appointed Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 19, 2022

The Board of Directors of the Tamarack Institute is proud to announce the appointment of Danya Pastuszek as CO-CEO and Director of Vibrant Communities. Danya joins the Tamarack Institute from the United Way of Salt Lake, where she worked for 10 years helping lead the organization's collective impact transformation and the development of the Promise Partnership, a regional cross-sector partnership comprised of multiple place-based cradle-to-career initiatives. She served most recently as the Chief Operating Officer. Danya assumes this leadership role from Paul Born who is the Founder and Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute since its inception in 2001. 

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Tools for 2022: Tamarack’s Top 10 Resources published in 2021

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 5, 2022

Tamarack Institute is recognized for the original content that team members and colleagues contribute to advancing the practice of community transformation and impact. Articles, tools, thought pieces and case studies are regularly accessed, cited and downloaded by Tamarack learners, scholars and practitioners.

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Launching a Year of Learning in 2022

Posted by Liz Weaver on December 21, 2021

Annually, the Tamarack Learning Centre takes the time to pause, reflect and plan forward. We had a very full 2021 delivering workshops, hosting webinars, building online learning courses, and developing papers, tools, case studies and other resources.

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Forging Deeper Connections to Community by Shifting Power Dynamics

Posted by Abigail Goodwin on December 7, 2020

Six years ago, Palm Health Foundation made a risky decision. Dissatisfied with the short-term gains of responsive grantmaking, the foundation launched the Healthier Together initiative in an effort to forge a deeper connection to community through the social determinants of health. With no roadmap to follow, the foundation granted $1 million to six communities and asked residents to lead the way in creating lasting, systemic, transformative change. 

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