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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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You Can Make A Difference: A Guide to Being a Great Consultant

Posted by Zena Simces on March 8, 2021

In my recently published book, You Can Make A Difference: A Guide to Being a Great Consultant, I recognize the successful work of the Tamarack Institute in applying a collective impact approach for meaningful community change. As a consultant, manager or leader engaging multiple groups of stakeholders to co-create solutions to complex organizational or industrial challenges, or addressing major community social, health or environmental transformations, this approach enables you to move beyond the single impact of an initiative in the short-term to strive for broader impact in the long-term.

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Announcing the 2020/21 CBYF Community Innovation Fund Recipients

Posted by Nathalie Blanchet on February 8, 2021

Tamarack Institute is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020-21 Communities Building Youth Futures Community Innovation Fund. Tamarack and Government of Canada’s Learning Branch through the Goal Getters program, have implemented Communities Building Youth Futures to develop system-wide solutions for youth as they build and act upon plans for their future. The Community Innovation Fund is an opportunity for member communities to experiment and develop new models and local efforts, that are not covered by other grants or funding streams, which support youth in the community.

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Innovation in a Few Easy Steps

Posted by Liz Weaver on October 13, 2020

Tamarack defines community innovation as “Change, for good, with and within a community. In other words, Community Innovation is a community-championed change with benefits that are meaningful to the community. What makes Community Innovation different from other forms of Social Innovation is the focus on community – placing community members as both the champions and as the arbiters of change.”

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Frozen: Escaping the Paralysis of COVID

Posted by Liz Weaver on September 30, 2020

It’s not yet Winter in Canada, and yet many of us feel frozen. We are six months into the COVID pandemic and things have shifted. We have moved into remote work environments, shifted how we do business, are spending a great deal of time in zoom meetings. But now, as the pandemic moves into its second wave, and the future looks blurry, if not completely opaque - we are frozen.

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Announcing the 2019/20 CBYF Community Innovation Fund Recipients

Posted by Kimber Kunimoto on July 23, 2020

Tamarack Institute’s Communities Building Youth Futures is proud to announce the recipients of our 2019-2020 Community Innovation Fund. See below for a full list of funding recipients, including project descriptions.  Read More