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In Good Company – The Collective Social Innovation Award

Posted by Liz Weaver on October 1, 2022

The Schwab Foundation and World Economic Forum recently launched The Collective Social Innovation Award which recognizes collaborative efforts to advance social change and impact. The Schwab Foundation seeks to celebrate the pioneering work of collective groups using social innovation practices to scale change.

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Update From Tamarack Co-Founder Paul Born

Posted by Paul Born on September 1, 2022

I want to start with a huge thank you to the Tamarack Community for all the wonderful comments and well-wishes as I retired from the Co-CEO role at Tamarack. We are a remarkable community and it has been a privilege to give leadership to co-founding and growing the community with all of you.

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What happened to build back better?

Posted by Paul Born on March 7, 2022

I know that we are all exhausted by two years of COVID ravaging our communities! We just want it to go away and “please just let us get on with our lives”. I just want to hang out with family and friends, go to a café, a movie a concert. I am so desperate for safe human contact that I even long for a real face to work meeting to discuss real issues with real people!

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The Power of Place on a Global Scale

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 31, 2022

At the heart of Tamarack’s 2030 plan is the recognition that communities drive transformational change. Over the past 20 years, Tamarack has witnessed the power and potential that is found in place-based approaches. It is at the local level, a neighbourhood, city, or region, where citizens engage deeply, care for one another and work collaboratively.

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Community-Based COVID Recovery

Posted by Paul Born & Lisa Attygalle on March 17, 2021

10 - A Guide for a Community-Based COVID-19 Recovery is a beautiful 32-page booklet based on an idea hatched by the Tamarack Board and Co-CEO’s Liz Weaver and Paul Born while developing a ten-year strategy for Tamarack. As an organization we have spent many hours considering why and how cities and communities have become such a force in community change, especially now during COVID-19. With an eye to the future, this guide captures this momentum, attempting to do so in practical and useful ways.

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Creating A Circular Economy for a Greener Recovery

Posted by Paul Born on March 12, 2021

Montréal is thinking differently to address the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the economy and people. Seeking a greener recovery, they are investing in a Circular Economy fund, giving support to social economy businesses, and reinventing economic development in their city.

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