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About Tamarack


Who We Are

Founded in 2001, Tamarack is a charity that develops and supports learning communities to help people collaborate and to co-generate knowledge that solves complex community challenges. Our deep hope is to end poverty in Canada.

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Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision: Building a connected force for community change

Our Mission: Collaboratively creating vibrant communities by engaging learning leaders.

Our Aspiration: Together, we will create vibrant communities by: building community; leading collaboratively; and, reducing poverty.

Our Inspirations:

  1. Whatever the problem - Community is the answer - Meg Wheatley
  2. Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has - Margaret Mead
  3. Wikipedia - The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit

Our Motto: Better Together

Our Founders: Alan Broadbent and Paul Born

Learn more at: www.tamarackcommunity.ca

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The Institute Sponsors Three Learning Communities

Vibrant Communities Canada logoVibrant Communities Canada is a Learning Community for cities with comprehensive poverty reduction strategies led by multi sector roundtables. www.vibrantcommunities.ca

Tamarack CCI (Communities Collaborating for Impact) is a learning community for collaborative leaders utilizing a multi-sector approach to solve complex challenges including Alumni of Tamarack’s workshops and institutes. www.tamarackcci.ca

Deepening Community logoDeepening Community is a Learning Community for individuals interested in cultivating the skills to build and sustain citizen connections and leadership so that: the community's capacity to care for one another is strengthened; community resilience is restored; and, dynamic, well-connected neighbourhoods are the norm not the exception. www.deepeningcommunity.ca.

Custom Services

Tamarack’s Custom Services tests ideas in a less controlled environment than Vibrant Communities and provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding and contribution to community collaboration in many kinds of organizations and issues.

We focus on a partnership model with clients, working together to meet their assignment needs, and to advance the work of collaboration and engagement in communities, while producing knowledge for the field. For more information about our consulting work, click here.

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