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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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Empowering Youth During a Pandemic

Posted by Tyler Colbourne on June 4, 2020

We are living in complex times, and now more than ever we need to focus on relationships. With COVID-19, our work doesn't just change, it becomes more important. We need to build in time and space for people to explore and engage in conversations which allow them to feel socially and emotionally supported. 

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Exploring a Community Youth Organization’s Rapid Response to the Pandemic

Posted by Pamela Teitelbaum on June 4, 2020

Founded in 1970, Head & Hands is a community health organization servicing Montreal’s west end community youth. It began with a mission to provide medical, legal and social services to Montreal’s youth and has since grown into a landmark community organization providing “services that include free weekly drop-in medical clinics, legal information and consultations, counselling, a young parents’ program, youth drop-in, tutoring, street workers, and the Sense Project peer-based sex ed in high schools.”

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Outcome Mapping Thinking and Practices for Systems Change

Posted by Heidi Schaeffer on March 5, 2020

Outcome Mapping (OM) is an approach to evaluative thinking and practice, arising from a holistic and interconnected understanding about development and social change.

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Co-Design: A Necessary Skillset for Community-Led Development

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on February 21, 2020
F'or the community, by the community’ is the rallying cry for community-led development – where those who are most impacted are involved in developing solutions for their own future.
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Understanding the Impact of Power and Privilege in Community Change

Posted by Tamarack Institute on February 14, 2020
Over the past few years, the Tamarack Institute has been exploring the role and impact that power and privilege have on community change work.
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Lending a Hand

Posted by Paul Born on January 15, 2020

Every week, for one year, you can relieve an inspirational message that often has very practical ideas for deepening community. 

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