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Indigenous understandings of Sustainable Development Goal #1: Ending poverty in all its forms

Posted by Natasha Beedie on February 21, 2024


This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

As part of the federal government’s release of the 2030 Agenda National Strategy; Moving Forward Together, Canada committed to closing socio-economic gaps, advancing reconciliation, acting on important calls from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and fulfilling its international obligations under the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Three years later, Indigenous Peoples continue to hope for the transformative change that would significantly improve well-being and belonging.

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Here we grow again! Tamarack welcomes 24 communities to the Community Climate Transitions Network

Posted by Tamarack Institute on February 13, 2024


This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.


Looking back now, the 19 trailblazing communities that joined Community Climate Transitions in 2022 sparked a movement, demonstrating what is possible when local climate partnerships build trust across diverse actors and work towards shared goals.

Two years later, we're much closer to seeing community-led, cross-sector climate action become the norm, with a network of 70+ current and alumni communities committed to collaborative approaches. This year, we're eager to deepen our work with members in and learn alongside them as they advance equitable climate transitions and make progress towards the SDGs. 

– Laura Schnurr, Director of Climate Transitions at the Tamarack Institute

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How we can protect the social role of government: What is social procurement?

Posted by Maureen Owens on February 12, 2024


Exploring how to advance community change through social procurement, instead of profit-focused, public-private partnerships.

Written by Maureen Owens (she/her) and Molly McCracken (CCPA)

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How to connect: A visit to Davos prompts questions and connections

Posted by Tamarack Institute on February 7, 2024


This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.


Earlier this month, I attended the World Economic Forum’s 54 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the first time. I gained a more nuanced set of tools for how to engage across different “languages,” and this thought piece unpacks them. 

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Three big ideas for 2024

Posted by Tamarack Institute on January 10, 2024


Written by Sylvia Cheuy and Lisa Attygalle

In late fall 2023, our team at the Tamarack Institute spent a week together reflecting on the progress we’d made on our strategy and 2030 Plan, the dynamics at play in our communities and around the world, what our learners have been telling us, and how we might best support and connect them to maximize the impact of their changemaking work – both locally and across systems.   

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Our climate future: Weaving reflections from Community Climate Transitions' second National Gathering

Posted by Kieran Maingot on December 10, 2023


This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.


Over two days, Community Climate Transition’s second Communities Taking Climate Action gathering convened over 220 changemakers from across so-called Canada. Guided by emcees Abhay Singh Sachal and Layla Belmahi, the gathering bridged wisdoms, sectors, and geographies to craft a learning journey grounded in care, co-creation, courageous leadership, and collectivizing the work of climate action.   

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