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Conversations with Quebec

Posted by Myriam Bérubé on July 8, 2021

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What are Quebec actors saying to Tamarack? My conversations with over 25 organizations in Quebec (between May and June 2021) have revealed the path forward, both in sharing Quebec's experiences in community development elsewhere in Canada and growing and nurturing Tamarack's learning community in Quebec.

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Q&A on Integrating the Arts with Engagement

Posted by Melanie Kapogines on May 4, 2021

During the webinar – Making the Case for Arts-Based Engagement with Hiba Abdullah and Chris Pandolfi – a number of questions were asked about how to involve youth authentically, how to shift funding expectations, and whether the arts can be used for internal organizational processes? Here are the responses to those questions.

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Pivoting Towards Authentic Virtual Engagement: A Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre Story

Posted by Dan Ritchie on March 23, 2021

In May 2020, the Cities Deepening Community network welcomed Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre as a member. For over 30 years this organization, based in Cambridge Ontario, has been connecting community members to recreational, educational, supportive programs and volunteer opportunities. With the disruption of regularly scheduled programs due to COVID-19, they have responded by joining a collective of learners from across the country to reimagine their purpose.

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Deepening Learning and Connection in a Virtual World

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 5, 2021

In June 2020, Tamarack pivoted from our in-person workshop offerings to moving workshops into the virtual space. We knew it was going to be a challenge. As our team reflected on this opportunity, we noted that we wanted to create a virtual learning experience which was unique.

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It's Time to Do Stakeholder Mapping Differently

Posted by Max Hardy on November 11, 2020

I’d like to offer another suggestion for improving the way we plan community engagement processes; stakeholder mapping. The classic process used is the 2 x 2 matrix of plotting stakeholders according to their level of interest and their level of influence.

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Guelph's Community Plan Wins IAP2 Canada's Project of the Year

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on October 28, 2020

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada Core Values Awards help to raise the bar in the field of public engagement through friendly competition to encourage new approaches and innovative uses of existing ones.

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