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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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Can you hear my snowflake voice?

Posted by Narlie Dapilos on August 4, 2020

The following speaks to why I feel it’s important to involve youth in the process of making anything for youth and how there is a gap in creating a space for that to happen.

If you are not me, how can you know what I want or need?

I have found the meaningfulness of being asked the simple question of trying to know what I want or what I need to be diluted as the target audience shifts from me to we. Too often have I felt my own voice get watered down amongst the masses. Sometimes to the point where I am no longer motivated in participating in such efforts to include my two cents in a census.

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Promoting Mental Health Through Innovation

Posted by Pam Sethi & Christine Harris on July 27, 2020

The Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM), is a connector, collaborator, thought leader and solution-driven organization. Our goal is to support, innovate and drive change for better mental health. Through our own in-house services, we design programs around the needs of our clients - people with complex mental health needs and their support circles.

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Announcing the 2019/20 CBYF Community Innovation Fund Recipients

Posted by Kimber Kunimoto on July 23, 2020

Tamarack Institute’s Communities Building Youth Futures is proud to announce the recipients of our 2019-2020 Community Innovation Fund. See below for a full list of funding recipients, including project descriptions.  Read More

Youth Guiding Youth to Virtual Work

Posted by Kimber Kunimoto on July 6, 2020

Having closely monitored the impacts of COVID-19 on the Canadian labour market, Statistics Canada announced in March 2020 that employment in Canada fell by more than 1 million, with the fastest rate of decline across age groups being young people aged 15 to 24. 

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Youth Guide to Virtual Work

Posted by Nathalie Blanchet on June 11, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the number of jobs and internships available for youth this summer will have significantly decreased in comparison to previous years. In some cases, the jobs themselves will look very different as social distancing continues to impact the labour market.  

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Top 5 Lessons Learned on Building a Leadership Table

Posted by Phillip Mock on June 10, 2020

It was only a month or so ago that Liz Weaver started a conversation about how we, as conveners of local Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF) initiatives, can structure our leadership team. Like many of you, I felt a tad overwhelmed with the amount of work and speed needed to bring together a stellar leadership team to guide and oversee Chatham-Kent’s CBYF initiative. With some lessons learned over the past month, we wanted to share our top 5 lessons on how to build a stellar leadership table for your community’s CBYF initiative. 

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