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Reflecting on the Success of Chicago’s New Communities Program and Its Legacy Through Community Organizations Across Chicago

Posted by Joel Bookman on October 13, 2021

It has now been over 20 years since the New Communities Program (NCP), the United States’ largest comprehensive community initiative began. Founded in Chicago by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in collaboration with over 20 community development partners and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New Communities Program took a comprehensive approach to development, incorporating lessons learned from the community development corporation crisis in Chicago in the mid ’90s.

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The Ending Poverty Pathways Guide and Podcast Series Are Now Live!

Posted by Alison Homer on October 7, 2021

In May 2021, Tamarack’s Communities Ending Poverty (CEP) convened more than 1000 people for The End of Poverty national gathering. The event explored 14 proven and emerging pathways to ending poverty, and the many roles that governments, businesses, non-profits and experts with lived and living experience can play.

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Resources for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 30, 2021

Without truth, justice is not served, healing cannot happen, and there can be no genuine reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.”

–Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015

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In cities, reconciliation and sustainable development go hand in hand

Posted by Tamarack Institute on September 29, 2021

In honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this piece, written in collaboration between Jorge Garza and Jordan Gray, shares reflections on how we must acknowledge our past and move together towards a better future.

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Key takeaways from the SDGs Localization: From Recovery to Resilience workshop

Posted by Jorge Garza on September 24, 2021

On August 24, 2021, over 100 people joined us for a workshop to talk about approaches to localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that is, taking global priorities and orienting them toward local outcomes.

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Reducing poverty in Leeds and Grenville: Tax filing and financial empowerment

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 23, 2021

Each spring, Canadians are required to file taxes, which, for those who are living on low income, can mean an extra payday through a mix of tax credits, benefits and overpaid income tax.

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