Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement

Who we are

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The Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement is a charity that develops and supports learning communities that help people to collaborate, co-generate knowledge and achieve collective impact on complex community issues. Our vision is to build a connected force for community change.

Through our Learning Centre we work with leaders in non-profits, government, business and the community to make their work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, citizen engagement, collaborative leadership and community innovation. We turn theory into action by connecting people into networks to share and learn and work together, and working one-on-one with organizations to help advance their specific agendas.

Tamarack logo Through two focused campaigns we work to advance community change in specific areas. Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of 100 cities who are creating comprehensive poverty reduction strategies to impact the lives of one million Canadians living in poverty. Deepening Community explores programs, policies and practices that strengthen communities, neighbourhoods and enhance social capital.

Learn more on Tamarack's website.