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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Peterborough Porch Food Drive Raises 22,000 Pounds of Food

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 6, 2020

Megan from Peterborough, ON writes:

On a snowy March day in Peterborough, ON, thousands of residents set out bags with smiley faces on their doorsteps filled with food donations to restock the Kawartha Food Share. 

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Canoe B.C. Chalks the Town

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 6, 2020

In Shuswap, a region of BC, the Canoe neighbourhood is decorating their driveways and intersections with inspiring messages and colourful chalk art.

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Brantford Supports Artists Through Virtual Concerts

Posted by Tamarack Institute on April 6, 2020

Heather from Burford, ON writes:

Local performers in Brantford, Ontario have put together an online show with 20 musicians, comedians and actors through Grandview Theatre Co. 

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Community is All Around Us When We Open Our Eyes and Hearts

Posted by Heather Keam on March 31, 2020

I come from a small town and know firsthand that change is not always widely accepted or embraced. But in light of this pandemic, I’ve seen our community rally together and change has happened organically and fast.

A few weeks ago, my local church had planned its annual Irish Stew night. 24 hours before the event, we got notice that large gatherings were to be cancelled or suspended. This is a big social event for our church members and community, and cancelling it meant socializing would be lost. So, we got creative.

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Taking Risks

Posted by Paul Born on February 3, 2020

As you work at deepening community in your life and for those you care about, consider...Taking Risks

“Determination, energy and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.” - Meg Wheatley

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Let It Snow

Posted by Paul Born on December 14, 2019

This famous holiday song brings back so many memories and instantly puts one into a joyful seasonal mood. How much has changed since the song was released in 1945? In the last few years the weather has been bringing up fear as thoughts of climate change permeate our thoughts. Happy holidays! That well-regarded greeting seems harder to share as we recognize the need for less excess – a simpler future.

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