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Art at the Centre of Movement Building

Posted by Karenveer Pannu on December 12, 2022

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Tamarack’s 2022 Annual Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) Gathering in Montreal was a huge success!


This event was conceived for partners to share learnings with one another, share ongoing work, and celebrate successes. The pride and optimism were palpable as communities proudly shared their accomplishments and excitement for the future.

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The Unspoken Reality of Being Young and Involved in Spaces of Power

Posted by Layla Belmahi on May 2, 2022

Does it show that I'm younger? Should I dress differently? Can I speak up and give my opinion in this conversation? Am I qualified for the job? 

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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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Building Youth Engagement through Art in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Posted by Davina Dawson on July 1, 2021

There are a lot of interesting things happening within CBYF, many of them fun-filled, and I have been incredibly grateful for the opportunity to create and execute projects of my choice.

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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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