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Vibrant Communities Calgary’s Top 10 Highlights of 2021

Posted by Vibrant Communities Calgary on February 10, 2022

What a year it has been! Year two of a global pandemic and some new norms for work and collaboration didn’t stop Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) from having a record year in advancing the Enough for All strategy.

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Danya Pastuszek Appointed Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 19, 2022

The Board of Directors of the Tamarack Institute is proud to announce the appointment of Danya Pastuszek as CO-CEO and Director of Vibrant Communities. Danya joins the Tamarack Institute from the United Way of Salt Lake, where she worked for 10 years helping lead the organization's collective impact transformation and the development of the Promise Partnership, a regional cross-sector partnership comprised of multiple place-based cradle-to-career initiatives. She served most recently as the Chief Operating Officer. Danya assumes this leadership role from Paul Born who is the Founder and Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute since its inception in 2001. 

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Tools for 2022: Tamarack’s Top 10 Resources published in 2021

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 5, 2022

Tamarack Institute is recognized for the original content that team members and colleagues contribute to advancing the practice of community transformation and impact. Articles, tools, thought pieces and case studies are regularly accessed, cited and downloaded by Tamarack learners, scholars and practitioners.

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Launching a Year of Learning in 2022

Posted by Liz Weaver on December 21, 2021

Annually, the Tamarack Learning Centre takes the time to pause, reflect and plan forward. We had a very full 2021 delivering workshops, hosting webinars, building online learning courses, and developing papers, tools, case studies and other resources.

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An Introduction to Jean-Marie Chapeau

Posted by Jean-Marie Chapeau on June 15, 2021

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I am thrilled to join Tamarack Institute as a Consulting-Director of Evaluating impact, one of the five interconnected practices developed by Tamarack to support practitioners and Vibrant communities. 

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Living History: A Developmental Evaluation Tool

Posted by Cameron Norman on November 9, 2020

Developmental Evaluation (DE) can provide vital information to inform the evolution of a program or service by connecting what is done to what is happening with what our program is designed to do and our resources using data, design, and sensemaking. That’s a tall order, but then DE is a particularly powerful approach to supporting innovation and program development. But how do we capture and document all the things that actually go into the life of a program? That’s where the Living History method comes in.

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