Previous editions of Engage!

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March 2018

In this edition:

  • An Action Plan to Build Community Readiness
  • Cultivating the Power of Residents to Build Community: Lessons from Kitchener
  • Investing to Create a Network of Community Change Agents 
  • Towards a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy: What We Heard About Poverty So Far
  • A Framework to Learn to ‘Play Society’ Together

Read the March edition


February 2018

In this edition:

  • Tamarack's Annual Report Celebrates 15 Years
  • Building Collaborative Readiness: Mapping Community Resources
  • OpportUNITY Central Iowa Reports Reduction in Poverty: A Collective Impact Success Story
  • Trust: An Essential Ingredient in Authentic Community Engagement
  • Eight Touchstones to Asset-Based Community Development
  • Weaving Together Accountability and Learning in Complex Situations

Read the February edition


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December 2017

In this edition:

  • The Community Innovation Imperative
  • Principles-Focused Evaluation: Newest Approach for Evaluating Complex Change Efforts
  • Back to the Future: Visual Tools to Help in Sense-making
  • The Gratitude in the Workplace Design Challenge
  • Leadership for Effective Partnerships

Read the December edition



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November 2017

In this edition:

  • Collaborative Frameworks
  • Why Are We Here?
  • Innovation Through Experimentation
  • Multi-Sector Collaboration is Key to Community SustainAbility
  • Big Changes at Tamarack

Read the November edition

Featured Books

Additional Publications

10 A guide for businesses reducing poverty

10: A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty

10 – A Guide for Businesses Reducing Poverty is about what can happen when businesses large and small are engaged in poverty reduction. It contains inspiring accounts of how business leaders and their colleagues are having success in improving lives and community conditions nationwide. The book was written to both acknowledge and inspire the thinking and work of businesses across our country, and to remind all of us of how critical business involvement in poverty reduction truly is.

If you are a business leader, a poverty reduction practitioner, a community activist, or a concerned citizen, this guide was written for you.

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10: A Guide for Cities Reducing Poverty

The TEN guide authored by Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Paul Born, President of Tamarack Institute, brings you a concise overview of how cities are reducing poverty: their stories, their strategies, their resources, and tips for beginners on organizing a city-wide initiative.


Engage! A Connected Force for Community Change

At our 2015 Collective Impact Summit in Vancouver we unveiled our first-ever 80-page issue of Engage! magazine. The theme of Engage! is "Possible" and includes feature articles on collective impact, deepening community, community engagement and leadership from Tamarack Institute faculty, articles by social change leaders such as Karen Pittman and Vickie Cammack and stories of what’s possible from communities around the world.