Upcoming Events at Tamarack Institute
Just One Week Away
Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead is a national gathering that will bring together mayors, councillors, provincial and territorial representatives, poverty reduction round table members, and individuals from across the country who are actively working on or seeking information about reducing poverty for all Canadians. The workshop is so popular this year that we’ve had to increase our capacity to make room for 100 more participants. Be a part of this movement – Join us April 5-7 in Edmonton as we leverage our collective efforts and build the movement to reduce poverty across Canada. Find out more.
Champions for Change is Fast Approaching
Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact is a multi-day interactive workshop designed for both community leaders and practitioners who are already working in Collective Impact, as well as those who desire to play a leadership role for a Collective Impact initiative. Our agenda will provide you with inspiration, information and tools to help guide and support your Collective Impact efforts and maximize its impact.
Free Online Learning
Resilience and Relationships – Free Series
Date: April 19, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
What are social networks? How can we better understand the social patterns that surround us and how they affect our lives each and every day?Join Milton Friesen, Senior Fellow and Program Director of Social Cities at Cardus and Liz Rykert, President of Meta Strategies as they explore how social patterns influence our ability to cope with difficulties and examine practical examples of projects that build social resilience – what makes them successful and what challenges they face.
Promise Neighbourhoods – Free Webinar
Date: May 4, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (PNI)supports Promise Neighborhoods—communities of opportunity centered around strong schools—to wrap children in education, health, and social supports from the cradle to college to career.
Join Michael McAfee, Vice President for Programs at PolicyLink and Co-Director of Promise Neighbourhoods Institute for an in-depth presentation on this innovative neighbourhood program, his journey to build a legacy grounded in equity, and how PNI is using Collective Impact as a framework to build communities of opportunity.
Gearing up for Social Impact – Free Webinar
Date: May 18, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Nesta is an organization that focuses on policy change, impact investing, developing new models for inclusive economic growth and citizen engagement in public service delivery. In 2013, they began developing a DIY Toolkit to help individuals and organizations scale social change.
Join Brenton Caffin and Tim Draimin in a conversation about the DIY Toolkit, the lessons Nesta is learning about scaling social impact and how you can benefit from these tools and resources when facing complex issues in your own work.