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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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7 Indie Songs for People Who Have Mental Illness

Posted by Annabel Abbott-Ewen on November 19, 2020

The playlist featured below is filled with music ranging from indie to soft rock. It is music that has helped me through my journey of recovering from mental illness.

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7 Generations

Posted by Brandon Montour on November 16, 2020

As my second week at the Tamarack Institute came to a close, I wanted to reflect on my experiences thus far. Despite working remotely, I felt a special bond growing between my colleagues and I that is ultimately fueled by our shared passion for building brighter futures. Over those two weeks, I worked closely with a team of like minded youth from across Canada on various projects that sought to raise awareness about youth serving organizations across the globe. The work that we have done thus far is only the beginning of our collective effort in trying to make a difference in our communities.

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Taking Matters to A Small Hand

Posted by Nicolas DeRincon on October 14, 2020

As part of Communities Building Youth Future’s commitment to youth engagement, we aim to build meaningful opportunities to engage young people - we believe that we can learn a lot from youth. We believe that youth perspectives, beliefs, and visions for the future should shape our work and we want to share these with changemakers across the country. The following blog showcases the voice of youth with lived/living experience. 

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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

As part of Communities Building Youth Future’s commitment to  youth engagement, we aim to build meaningful opportunities to engage young people - we believe that we can learn a lot from youth. We believe that youth perspectives, beliefs, and visions for the future should shape our work and we want to share these with changemakers across the country. The following blog showcases the voice of youth with lived/living experience.

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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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