Resource Library

ARTICLE | Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals | Part 2 | Transforming Energy, Jobs & Industry

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

The climate crisis is a complex,...

ARTICLE | Climate and the Sustainable Development Goals | Part 1 | Transforming People & Places

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

The climate crisis is a complex,...

TOOL | Monitoring Collaboration

This tool is designed to help you monitor and assess the quality of collaboration that occurs amongst a group.

CASE STUDY | Participatory Grantmaking in the Peel Region

This case study from Myriam Bérubé and Karenveer Pannu provides an overview of Tamarack’s Participatory Grantmaking project in...

WEBINAR | Sacred Civics: Building Seven Generation Cities

This webinar recording features a conversation with Jayne Engle and Tanya Chung-Tiam-Fook, co-editors of the book Sacred Civics:...

WEBINAR | Civil Society, Power & Creating Bolder, Braver Social Change

This webinar recording explores what the chief executive and a project lead at the UK-based Sheila McKechnie Foundation...

CASE STUDY | District of Tofino Provides Innovative Solution to Local Child Care Shortage

Faced with a critical shortage of child care, the District of Tofino, British Columbia, broke new ground by offering direct...

WEBINAR | Youth Leading on Issues that Matter to Them: Climate, Poverty and Affordability

This webinar took place in English with simultaneous French interpretation. Click here to access the French version.

In this...

WEBINAR | Navigating the Community Data Program

This webinar featured an overview of the Community Data Program (CDP) and related consortium; highlighted available data sets;...

WEBINAR | Failing Productively in Systems Change: Key Mindsets & Practices

In this webinar, the speakers worked together to develop collective knowledge and awareness around having a healthy relationship...

CASE STUDY | A Squad of Young Tech Tutors Responds to the Challenges of Pandemic Digital Learning.

This resource is also available in French.  Please click here for the French version.

Written by Tania Fournier and Sarah...

WEBINAR | How to End a Slow-Rolling Crisis | Lessons from the Northside, Cape Breton

There are times when a crisis comes with force and requires immediate action and leadership. A recent example of a crisis...

WEBINAR | Revolutionizing Sustainability, Climate and Equity Planning: Enabling Municipalities to Respond to Complexity by Transforming Strategic Management Practices

In this webinar recording, you will learn about the City of Kitchener’s experience adopting the Enterprise Evolution program and...

RESOURCE | Tamarack 2030 Plan on a Page

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

This Plan on a Page provides an overview of...

ARTICLE | Civil Society & Power: Creating Bolder, Braver Social Change

Change itself is constantly changing. Where it occurs, who’s involved, what blocks it and what boosts it. At the Sheila McKechnie...

REPORT | Community Climate Transitions 1-Year Impact Report (2021-2022)

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

As Community Climate Transitions enters its...

WEBINAR | A Dialogue on Systems Change to Improve Data Collection and Access

This event took place in English with simultaneous interpretation in French. Click here to access the French recording.

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ARTICLE | Brock University Students' Blogs

These three blogs were written by Brock University Students studying Community Recreation

ARTICLE | About Mentorship

This blog post is written by Phillip Mock, the Project Coordinator of CBYF Chatham-Kent

BOOK | 10-A Guide For Navigating The Future Of Work For Youth And Employers

This resource is also available in French.  Please click here for the French version.

Welcome. If you are a youth or an employer...

WEBINAR | Decent Work and the Labour Crunch: Attracting and Retaining Employees

This webinar recording features business owner Devinder Chaudhary, who spoke about how adopting a Living Wage model and decent...

WEBINAR | Multisolving: A Promising Strategy toward Just and Equitable Futures

This webinar recording features a conversation with Elizabeth Sawin, founder and director of the Multisolving Institute.

Listen...

ARTICLE | Survey of Youth and Employers Summary Report

This resource is also available in French.  Please click here for the French version.

This presentation by Megan Nimigon and...

BOOK | 10 - A Guide for Deepening Community

With the growing sense of disconnect and social isolation happening in communities across Canada and the lack of civic...

WEBINAR | People, Planning and Process – Building Collaborative Leaders

In September 2020, the Danville Regional Foundation launched Collaboration Lab, a 10-session collaborative leadership development...

WEBINAR | Building Equity and Justice in a Digital World

The Tech that Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World is a newly released...

ARTICLE | The Future of Work

This resource is also available in French.  Please click here for the French version.

This article by Megan Nimigon explores the...

CASE STUDY | Building a Heart-Centered Movement in Cooksville

This case study by Dan Ritchie, Hardy Steinke, Nicole Bonder and Christine Bennett explores the ABCD approach of Heart Comonos in...

ARTICLE | Transforming Leadership in an Age of Disruption

The last two years have challenged leaders to think, work and act differently.

WEBINAR | Creating Safety Through Connection – The Function(s) of a Safe Community

This webinar recording features a fireside chat about the role that everyday citizens can play in promoting safety in their...

ARTICLE | “I felt the power, I felt the fire”: Empowering Newcomers to the Peel Region Through Participatory Grantmaking

Many funders are interested in moving away from the traditional grantmaking models — which have been criticized as rigid, opaque...

CASE STUDY | Windsor-Essex’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan: An Engaged Community

In 2018, the Government of Ontario mandated every Ontario municipality to create a multisector Community Safety and Well-Being...

WEBINAR | Centering Lived Experience Through Participatory Grantmaking

As part of a Participatory Grantmaking pilot project in Peel launched in 2021, funded by the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, members of...

ARTICLE | Making the Case for Arts-Based Engagement

The arts bring life to our communities. It sparks joy. It teaches. It connects. It asks usto see things differently. But so often...

WEBINAR | Income Security, Climate Change and Community Resilience

This webinar recording features a conversation with some of the key actors behind The Green Resilience Project and their work in...

WEBINAR | A Deep Dive into “The Art of Neighboring”

This webinar recording features a fireside chat with Deanna Butz from Stony Plain and author Dave Runyon as they talk about the...

ARTICLE | 20 Years of Impact: Looking Back and Leading Forward

Twenty years is a significant timespan in the life of an organization. Over the years, communities across Canada, the US and...

WEBINAR | Advancing Change in Disruptive Times

This conversation with Sonja Miokovic and Sylvia Cheuy focused on how community changemakers can strengthen their practice and...

CASE STUDY | Shifting From a Funder-Driven to Community-Driven Process

The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation (Sewall) has been engaged in a learning journey—both internally and externally—to deepen equity....

WEBINAR | Convening, Coordinating and Collaborating for Socio-ecological Transitions: The Story of Collectivités ZéN

This webinar took place in French, with simultaneous English interpretation. Click here to access the French recording.

ARTICLE | Connecting Community, the Strategic Way!

In this article, Heather Keam, Associate Director of Cities Deepening Community, introduces what a neighbourhood strategy is, its...

ARTICLE | A Field Review of the Five Interconnected Practice Areas

This article by Tamarack's Learning Centre provides a review of our five interconnected practice areas as we prepare for our ...

CASE STUDY | Supporting Systems Changes Through a Lens of Convening & Connecting: How a Jewish Federation’s Disability Inclusion Initiative Nudged an Ecosystem in Montreal and Beyond

In this article, Carly Goodman of Federation CJA (FCJA) shares the story of how FCJAs Inclusion Initiative helped to fill a...

FACT SHEET | Neighbourhood Round Tables

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

WEBINAR | Building Digital Resilience in the Nonprofit Sector

This conversation featured Victor Beausoleil, Amy Ward, Chantal Edwards, Narinder Dhami and Liz Weaver in an engaging...

ARTICLE | The intersection of housing affordability and climate action

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

 

This article by Cayo Costa and Jorge Garza...

CASE STUDY | Convening, connecting and collaborating for socio-ecological transitions: The story of Collectivités ZéN

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

This case study profiles the work of...

WEBINAR | A Conversation about Leadership and Community Impact

This conversation featured Danya Pastuszek and Liz Weaver in a lively conversation about leadership journeys, community impact...

WEBINAR | Field Catalysts | A Missing Contribution for High-Impact Community Change?

In this webinar, Sylvia Cheuy, Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj explored the four integrated roles of the Field Catalyst and the...

CASE STUDY | City of Vancouver Reduced Fare Transit Pilot – Benefits Beyond Cost

This case study by Austin Lui and Jill Zacharias unpacks how the City of Vancouver’s Reduced Fare Transit Pilot offers...

WEBINAR | Thinking Like a System and Leading with Humility

In this webinar, Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria, BC, sits down with Margaret Wheatley for a fireside chat about systems thinking...

WEBINAR | The Essential Mindset and Skillsets of Backbone Leaders

In this webinar, Liz Weaver invites Chris Thompson for a lively discussion about the essential mindset and skillsets of backbone...

WEBINAR | A Place at the Table – How People with Disabilities are Shaping Community

Caregiving in society is something that community does best. It is the area in which the “experts” are those who empathize,...

PROJECT | Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS)

This resource is an example of Neighborhood Health Status Improvement from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

PROJECT | Strengthening Our Area Residents (SOAR)

This resource is an example of Neighborhood Health Status Improvement from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

It profiles...

ARTICLE | Citizens take the lead in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood

At the beginning of 2021, Deepening Community offered a membership for an initiative led by Ksenia Stepkina, based in Vancouver’s...

GUIDE | Communities Ending Poverty Membership Orientation

Read this guide if you are new to the Communities Ending Poverty, would like a refresher on the many exciting learning...

WEBINAR | Academic Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals

This event was cohosted by the Tamarack Institute and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada.

This public...

WEBINAR | Getting to Systems Change: Canada’s Report on Poverty

In this webinar recording, members of the National Advisory Council on Poverty converse with Vibrant Communities Calgary’s Policy...

WEBINAR | Celebrating the Evolution and Future of Collective Impact

In this webinar, Sylvia Cheuy invites Jennifer Splansky Juster and Junious Williams to explore the implications of Collective...

WEBINAR | Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in Peel Funding Opportunity Information Session

This session introduced attendees to the People’s Panel, our participatory process, and provided information on our application...

WEBINAR | Design: Application and Lessons Learned

In this webinar, Cameron Norman and Liz Weaver review the Design Helix to set the stage for an example of a case study on...

Climate Transitions Cohort: Key Readings and Resources

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

This list has been compiled by the Community...

WEBINAR | Youth well-being and resilience in pandemic times

Youth resilience and well-being are vital to the ability to reach one’s full potential and prevent poverty.

Join us to better...

ARTICLE | Communities Ending Poverty: 2021 Progress & COVID-19 Update

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020, the Tamarack Institute had been celebrating Canada...

WEBINAR | Design Production and Solutions

In this webinar, Cameron Norman and Liz Weaver explore the second part of the design helix. We share practical tools for each of...

BOOK | 10 - A Guide to Celebrate Paul Born

Paul Born, Tamarack’s Co-founder and Co-CEO, was the creator of Tamarack’s signature 10 Guides. The guides each feature 10...

WEBINAR | Halton Climate Collective: A whole-community climate response through collective action

The Halton Climate Collective is a group of organizations from across sectors (local and regional municipalities, an...

WEBINAR | Place-based Social Innovation Through Living Labs

Today, communities are facing an array of complex social and environmental challenges. The programs we have created to address...

CASE STUDY | Alternative Economic Models Are Helping Cities Thrive: How the ‘Doughnut’ Is Transforming Nanaimo, Victoria and Cities Around the World

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WEBINAR | Imagination and Design

In this webinar, we will dive into the first half of the design helix. The Design Helix is an emerging approach to support the...

CASE STUDY | Common threads: Weaving climate action in Montreal

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

This case study looks at how a group of...

WEBINAR | Mobilizing Community Change with Youth at the Centre: Lessons Learned from Communities Building Youth Futures

How might we put youth at the centre of community change efforts?

Hear about how communities across Canada are mobilizing...

WEBINAR | Theory of Change to Theory of Influence – Lessons Learned from Chicago’s New Communities Program

The New Communities Program (NCP) began through the collaboration of the Chicago Local Initiatives Support Corporation...

Case Study | Digby's Youth-Led Initiative Creates a Space for Youth in Nova Scotia

Through our research with the Digby area community, which was done through Turning the Tide, we at Inspiring Communities...

ARTICLE | Join Tamarack's Board of Directors in 2022

Tamarack’s Board of Directors members have been key partners in stewarding the organization forward since 2001. They have...

WEBINAR | Collective Impact in Action / L’impact collectif en action

Version française

Five years ago, Montréal’s Collective Impact Project was launched as a unique neighbourhood-based effort to...

WEBINAR | Climate Transitions Cohort – Q&A session

The Community Climate Transitions team at Tamarack is launching the Climate Transitions Cohort.

Over 10 months, a group of...

CASE-STUDY | Corner Brook: Free Tutoring Builds Student Confidence

After the Bell Student Supports Tutoring Program is a new initiative created by Communities Building Youth Futures Corner Brook,...

WEBINAR | Place-based Philanthropy for City-wide Change

The funding landscape in Québec – and Montréal in particular- has seen increased willingness for collaborative philanthropy and a...

WEBINAR | Basic Income and Climate Change

Basic Income has been long positioned as a means to reduce poverty and improve equality, but it is also a promising strategy for...

CASE STUDY | Sudbury Youth Co-Design Digital Strategy to Improve Service Access

The Brand Identity and Digital Strategy project’s goal was to develop an in-depth understanding of youth and how to best engage,...

PANEL NOTES | Charity Village Conference November 3, 2021

Below you will find reflections and examples from the first 20 months of implementing the Communities Building Youth Futures...

WEBINAR | The Collaboration Spectrum Revisited

The Collaboration Spectrum is a foundational approach for Tamarack. There are so many ways that collaborative efforts are...

WEBINAR | Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in Peel

We are excited to announce that the community of Peel has been selected for the Participatory Grantmaking Pilot! We would like to...

CASE STUDY | Fostering a connected community in Stony Plain

How do communities foster connectedness at a time when it is ever more challenging to do so? The Town of Stony Plain, AB, has...

WEBINAR | Ending Working Poverty in British Columbia

With 42% of people living in poverty considered to be working poor, ending working poverty could cut Canada’s poverty rate almost...

WEBINAR | Place-Based Participatory Evaluation for Strategic Learning

This webinar is part of a new monthly series on Place-based initiatives, featuring a diversity of experiences made in Quebec.

...

ARTICLE | The promise of collective impact in supporting a just transition at the community level

To end poverty locally, over 330 communities across Canada have been applying a collective impact approach – establishing...

Seeing Youth Futures Online Exhibit

For this year’s Seeing Youth Futures Photo Contest, CBYF has created a 3D virtual gallery that featured 10 exceptional photos....

PAPER | Building Collective Impact Capacity | Why Now?

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

 

As it has continued to evolve and mature,...

WEBINAR | Place-Based Neighbourhood Roundtable Model in Montréal

This webinar is the first of a new monthly series on Place-based initiatives, featuring a diversity of experiences made in Quebec.

WEBINAR | Reconnecting our Communities: How the Roving Listener Built Community One Neighbour at a Time

The Pandemic response in Canada was swift and given the severity of the situation unprecedented. Though on a technical level we...

PUBLICATION | The End of Poverty: Eight Pathways That Are Ending Poverty in Canada

This guide presents high-impact policies, evidence-based models, and innovative ideas that poverty reduction practitioners across...

WEBINAR | Designing What's Next

We may have imagined what we want to come next, but how to we begin the process of designing it?

Listen to the conversation with...

WEBINAR | Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful framework for communities to make progress on issues that matter to...

PAPER | The Collaboration Spectrum Revisited

The collaboration spectrum guides Tamarack’s thinking about the practice of collaboration. We're revisiting this resource...

CASE STUDY | Revelstoke's Long-Term Strategy Offsets Child Care Shortages

In Revelstoke (population approximately 10,000), more than 50 women and two men provide quality licensed part- and full-time...

BOOK | 10 - A Guide for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

Informed by the SDG 10 Guide Advisory Group, this guide aims to be a practical tool for communities looking to localize the...

WEBINAR | Socially Connected Communities

Social isolation rates were soaring across the world even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the gathering places that...

REPORT | Cities Deepening Community Five-Year Impact

The Deepening Community movement has been a timely and powerful response to social isolation, loneliness, and disconnect. Through...

CASE STUDY | Creating Community and Municipal Buy-In for Ambitious Climate Action

Community changemakers in Waterloo Region have worked across municipalities to develop a unified vision and targets for climate...

ARTICLE | Communities Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

Across Canada, communities are exploring ways to build a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient future that is aligned with...

PUBLICATION | Ending Working Poverty In Canada: How to Get it Done

Working poverty can be eliminated in our lifetime. It can happen if all of Canadian society has greater income security and there...

WEBINAR | Monitoring Happiness and Community Well-Being

On July 7th, Tamarack's Cities Deepening Community Team was joined by Oksana Kishchuk and Richard Jenkins to explore the concept ...

PAPER | Solving the Puzzle of Collaborative Governance

There is a substantive amount of literature about collaboration and collaborative work but relatively little that identifies the...

WEBINAR | Imagining What's Next

As the Covid vaccine gets into more and more arms, we are all starting to dream about a world post-Covid. But what will this look...

WEBINAR | The Power of Place

Where we live matters. The term ‘place-based’, in relation to foundations or national government bodies, is currently used to...

ARTICLE | Transforming Community Pain into Community Gain

In any place-based approach, organizations will encounter unforeseen obstacles, often in the form of policy or lack of funding....

ARTICLE | Exploring the Intersections of Climate Change & Poverty

Multi-solve approaches that simultaneously advance the end poverty agenda and tackles climate change hold great promise. In a...

FIELD NOTE | Climate Change and Ending Poverty

These field notes capture the experiences, ideas and insights shared during a workshop on the interrelated goals of ending...

FIELD NOTE | Sustainable Development Goals and Ending Poverty

These field notes capture the experiences, ideas and insights shared during a workshop on how the Sustainable Development Goals...

WEBINAR | Communities Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (en anglais seulement)

During the annual Communities Ending Poverty (CEP) gathering in May 2021, Tamarack hosted a workshop on how two Communities...

WEBINAR | Climate Change and Ending Poverty (en anglais seulement)

In May 2021, Tamarack hosted a workshop on ending poverty and addressing climate change, with speakers from Climate Caucus,...

GRAPHIC RECORDING | The End of Poverty Summit

From May 5th to May 6th, poverty reduction organizers and advocates joined the first online End of Poverty Summit from homes and...

Building the Bridge to Youth Success: Overcoming the Digital Divide

The pandemic has intensified the digital divide for youth across Canada. Building the Bridge to Youth Success: Overcoming the...

CASE STUDY | Prince Albert Bridges the Digital Divide with Local Youth

The digital divide experienced by many youths in communities in Canada had a significant impact on youths’ ability to participate...

CASE STUDY | Portage la Prairie: Roving Campus Re-engages Students

Portage la Prairie’s Roving Campus is a new innovative initiative created by three local teachers with support from the Portage...

CASE STUDY | Yellowknife Youth Reach Their Dreams Through Technology and Mentorship

Yellowknife is home to about 2,600 young people ages 15 to 24 with differences in race, cultural backgrounds, and privilege, It...

CASE STUDY | Harvesting Local Gifts and Assets at the Centennial Community Garden

Community gardens have been popping up in cities across Canada and have been proven to have many health benefits such as...

GUIDE | Innovative Project Guides

In the Summer of 2020, these four driven youth were selected by the Tamarack Institute as part of the Communities Building Youth...

WEBINAR | Building Ecosystems for Positive Change

There are many ways of creating social change. For those looking for lasting systemic change, ‘ecosystem building’ has become a...

WEBINAR | Democracy - A New Idea For Government to Do 'With' Not 'For'

In this webinar, John McKnight and David Mathews explored why there is a loss of faith in governing institutions, why doing...

CASE STUDY | Community Health and Social Services Network

In September 2020, the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN) in Quebec celebrated 20 years of leadership,...

WEBINAR | Monitoring Outcomes & Measuring Impact

The Opportunity Youth Forum was launched in 2012 as a national movement to create innovative, place-based and collaborative...

WEBINAR | How Basic Income Can Drive Economic Recovery, Jobs, and Poverty Reduction

A new report, Potential Economic Impacts and Reach of Basic Income Programs, finds that Basic Income could be both a...

WEBINAR | Cities Developing Community-Based COVID-19 Recovery (en anglais seulement)

The impacts of COVID-19 have been profound. Communities have had to deal with incredible loss, businesses have suffered, children...

CASE STUDY | Leeds & Grenville Reduces Poverty Through Tax Filing

Helping people file their taxes is a very impactful poverty reduction action at the community-level. Tax credits and benefits can...

WEBINAR | Communities Mobilizing to Build Youth Futures

Youth are the future of our communities. The more we can support them to be successful, the more we are helping our communities...

BOOK | 10 - A Guide for a Community-Based COVID Recovery

Authored by Lisa Attygalle, Director of Community Engagement, and Paul Born, President of Tamarack Institute, 10 – A Guide for...

WEBINAR | Innovative Approaches to Ending Social Isolation in Canada

After months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are facing what some are calling a “loneliness...

CASE STUDY | Building a Neighbourhood Plan - Doing With Not For

Traditional models of housing services are that they are responsible for social housing programs and property management of...

WEBINAR | Making the Case for Arts-Based Engagement

The Arts bring life to our communities. They spark joy. They teach. It connects. They ask us to see things differently. But so...

WEBINAR | The Power of Co-Design

Co-Design is a collaborative approach that actively involves a diverse stakeholder group (e.g. staff, partners, citizens,...

CASE STUDY | Montréal: Collective Impact and the Power of Place

Montreal’s Collective Impact Project (CIP), which launched in 2015, is an innovative and inspiring example of Collective Impact...

PUBLICATION | 2015-2020 Cities Reducing Poverty Five-Year Impact

Founded in 2002, Cities Reducing Poverty (CRP) has grown to support more than 330 municipalities represented by 80 regional...

WEBINAR | Indigenous Perspectives on Poverty Reduction

The pandemic has underscored many of the disparities and inequities in our country, including the disproportionate impact of...

WEBINAR | Assessing the Effects of Local Intersectoral Action: A New Online Tool

What lessons can we derive from a multi-year research and evaluation process focused on understanding the impact of local...

CASE STUDY | Harnessing Data: Evidence-Based Practice in Chatham-Kent

Data is a powerful tool for community change efforts. It is the foundation for understanding, tackling, and marking progress on...

WEBINAR | Creating Equitable and Resilient places

During the novel pandemic, many communities have demonstrated the leadership capacity to stay resilient using/improving their...

PAPER | Assessing Readiness for Community-Engaged Evaluation

In order to gather evidence about 'how' impact is happening, not just 'what' and 'why' it’s happening, evaluators are revisiting...

TOOL | Assessing the Effects of Local Intersectoral Action

The Tool for Assessing the Effects of Local Intersectoral Action is an interactive online tool. It generates information for...

TOOL | Community-Led Spectrum

There has been a marked increase in the demand for Community-Led approaches to change as community organizations and some...

WEBINAR | Climate Change Champions

In this webinar, members of Tamarack's Board of Directors - Lori Hewson, Mary Pickering, and Ana Gonzalez Guerrero - discuss...

CASE STUDY | Investing in Social Capital Pays Off During a Crisis

Did you know that during an emergency your neighbours will likely be your first responders? When COVID-19 forced communities into...

WEBINAR | Poverty Perspectives

Kerry Nolan and Kate Gunn have been involved in leading anti poverty work initiatives in Peel Region, Whitehorse and Edmonton....

WEBINAR | Innovation and Leadership

In this webinar, members of Tamarack's Board of Directors, Shauna Sylvester, Director of Simon Fraser University’s Wosk Centre...

PAPER | Evolving the Practice of Collective Impact: Inspiration from the Field

Since John Kania and Mark Kramer’s article was published in 2011, understanding of Collective Impact (CI) has evolved beyond...

GUIDE | Meaningfully Engaging Youth

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

We co-developed this guide with youth leaders...

WEBINAR | Meaningfully Engaging Youth in Evaluation

How can we ensure that the work we do is youth-centered and reflective of youth voice? Meaningfully engaging youth often requires...

PUBLICATION | Cities Reducing Poverty: 2020 Impact Report

The Vibrant Communities – Cities Reducing Poverty 2020 Impact Report is our first attempt at capturing and communicating national...

WEBINAR | People, Practice, and Transformational Change

In this webinar, John Kania and Liz Weaver discuss the challenges we face while working for transformational change and impact.

FIELD NOTE | Understanding Youth Through Empathy Mapping

How can you meaningfully engage youth in community change? How can we design a strategy to ensure youth leadership and youth...

WEBINAR | Engaging Community for Evaluation

How do we ensure evaluation is inclusive, equitable, and community-driven? What criteria do we use? How do we help others use...

WEBINAR | Leadership for Navigating Change

Listen as Bill Fulton and Jodi Hardin from The Civic Canopy in Denver, Colorado share their reflections on the leadership...

PAPER | Leadership for Navigating Uncertainty

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

Given the scale of disruptive forces...

WEBINAR | Systems Leadership in Action

In this webinar, Pamela Teitelbaum, our Director of Evaluating Impact will hosted Tatiana Fraser and Rachel Sinha from Systems...

FIELD NOTE | Nine Ways to Create An Asset-Based Recovery Plan

Organizations and groups across the globe are trying to find the right way to move into the recovery phase of the pandemic. Since...

WEBINAR | Rekindling Democracy - An Interview with Cormac Russell

As we look at community recovery planning across Canada, many organizations are asking what their role is in deepening community...

WEBINAR | Turning Uncertainty into Bold Action

In this webinar, Diana Renner shares her thoughts about being at the threshold of change and ambiguity. She will help us shift...

WEBINAR | Engaging Youth: Inspiring Stories & Lessons Learned

Engagement is critical for all programs, services, and initiatives that impact youth. Both youth and organizations that serve...

WEBINAR | Basic Income: Business Perspectives

Calls for Basic Income have been gaining ground on both sides of the political spectrum over the last several months due to...

WEBINAR | Tools for Harnessing Collective Creativity

Whether the meeting you are hosting is virtual or face-to-face, being intentional about how you design and facilitate it can make...

WEBINAR | Navigating Change: Three Tools for Moving from Response to Resilience

Navigating disruption and change is challenging. During times of chaos and dramatic change, we find it difficult to envision the...

WEBINAR | Asset Based Recovery: How to Put Community at the Center

Communities across the globe are starting to move from crisis to recovery in response to COVID-19. But how might we think about...

WEBINAR | Virtual Work is Here - A Guide for Youth in the Virtual Workforce

In March 2020, the youth unemployment rate in Canada increased to 16.8%, the highest it has ever been. With fewer physical job...

GUIDE | Five Steps For Building Strong and Sustainable Groups

Research from around the world is clear about the need to collaborate and build partnerships to make sustainable change in our...

WEBINAR | Circle: A Container for Hosting Conversations that Matter

In this time of uncertainty and great upheaval there is a growing desire to do things differently. We are hungry for new...

FIELD NOTE | Moving Programs and Practices Online

During the pandemic organizations are having to rethink how they implement programs and activities. Are face to face meetings,...

ARTICLE | Connecting the Dots: Collaborative Governance and the Collective Impact Backbone

A common topic of interest in the implementation of Collective Impact (CI) is the Backbone infrastructure and how it relates to...

ARTICLE | Building Organizational Readiness for Collective Impact

For leaders who are considering whether or not to start – or join – a Collective Impact initiative, this article explores key...

RESOURCE | Five Interconnected Practices for Community Change

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

PAPER | Understanding Community-Led Approaches to Community Change

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

There has been a marked increase in demand...

WEBINAR | Being Accountable to our Communities: What are we Promising and How are we Working Together?

Listen as Lisa Attygalle joins with Rich Harwood—President and Founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation—to explore...

WEBINAR | How Cities Are Responding to the Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Vibrant Communities – Cities Reducing Poverty (VC–CRP) members across Canada have responded to...

ARTICLE | Asset-Based Community Recovery Framework

We find ourselves in a unique time, searching for answers to a problem whose scope is beyond anything we have ever encountered...

WEBINAR | Basic Income: Towards Gender Equity

Gender equality is still far from being realized. In terms of economic parity, the World Economic Forum ranked women and girls in...

WEBINAR | At Home with Uncertainty: Practical Outcome Mapping Concepts and Tools

Outcome Mapping is an approach to evaluative thinking and practice which embeds a particular way of thinking about development...

CASE STUDY | Central Iowa Shows Reducing Poverty is Possible

Since 2015, 36,000 more central Iowans are now financially self-sufficient.Central Iowa has achieved success in poverty reduction...

CASE STUDY | New Brunswick's COVID Response to Vulnerable Populations

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