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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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What is it like to be a Canadian youth?

Posted by Tamarack Institute on September 11, 2020

Brandon, Annabel, Adam and Tatjana are four Canadian youth from across Canada with a shared passion for their community. This past summer, these four driven youth were selected by the Tamarack Institute as part of the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) initiative. As a team, they are determined to work together and help support youth across Canada to create pathways from high school to higher learning. Despite working remotely, this group is bound together by their eagerness to foster community empowerment and help bring about the change that they want to see in Canadian society. The following blog posts are a series of stories, thoughts and ideas about what it means to be a youth in Canada:  

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Why do we still think youth aren’t interested in program evaluation?

Posted by Kathleen Slemon on September 2, 2020

I am a young person who has successfully worked on multiple evaluation projects with youth, and yet I often heard from colleagues about how challenging that collaboration can be. In some ways, I can see why people find it hard to engage youth in evaluations. So, for this post, I reflected on some questions that have stuck with me to illustrate why considering youth engagement as a professional development opportunity for youth can help make engagement more meaningful.

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Communities Building Youth Futures – Update on the National Work

Posted by Nathalie Blanchet on August 13, 2020

At the local level of the Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) initiative, our CBYF communities are beginning to build their Common Agenda and identifying collective impact strategies for supporting their youth to ensure successful transition from high school.

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Yukon Youth Want...

Posted by Shelby Maunder on August 12, 2020

Every year, our organization, BYTE – Empowering Youth Society, conducts a “Yukon Youth Want…” campaign where we ask youth “what do you Yukon youth want?” We collect the answers in a photo essay and compile the results in a letter to our local politicians. The letter serves as a reminder that youth are paying attention, they are engaged and they care about their community. We ask our local leaders to respond or share their platforms as it relates to what Yukon youth want. 

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