The WES Mariam Assefa Fund partnered with the Tamarack Institute to engage residents and community stakeholders to form a People’s Panel, which co-designed this funding opportunity to build equitable economies for immigrants and refugees. The Panel members reflected on their sector knowledge and lived experiences within Peel to identify diverse needs and define priorities to create targeted change and impact that will remove economic barriers for immigrants and refugees. This process was also supported by the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG), whose sector knowledge and understanding of the local landscape helped ground the Panel’s work. The People’s Panel will also be making funding decisions for selected projects or initiatives.
We encourage interested organizations and collaboratives to attend our virtual open-to-all information happening on February 2, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm ET. We will also be offering virtual coaching calls for participants to ask their specific questions. Please see details in the application guidelines
Join Liz Weaver and discover ideas, tools and approaches to effectively engage diverse community partners, intentionally build trusting relationships and collaborative impact.
Backbone leaders play unique roles in community change efforts. They navigate from the middle, engaging community champions to drive forward the change, and also coordinate the efforts of community-based partners to align their programs and services.
Chris Thompson and Liz Weaver will challenge our notion of backbone leadership and how leveraging the collective capacity of leadership table members and the backbone staff is instrumental to community change efforts.
Join Myriam Berube, Hugo Steben (MIS) and Jean-Francois Jasmin (LLio) to learn the potential of Living Labs to create transformative change. In this virtual workshop, you will understand the Living Labs approach to innovation by and for community members, evaluate the relevance of using a living lab approach to solve a complex issue in your territory or communities and explore the different levers to activate a living lab and the steps to implement it.