Community Animator's blog

Michael Jones Interview at Community: Programs and Policies

Michael Jones is a leadership educator, dialogue facilitator, writer, and pianist/composer who participated in Tamarack's Communities: Programs and Policies event in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, 2014.

Vickie Cammack Interview at Community: Programs and Policies

Vickie Cammack addressing isolation through intentional networks and the use of technology to connect people with caregivers.

Inspiring Neighbourhoods

A list of 5 community movements that are inspiring our Deepening Community Animator. What is inspiring you?

Welcome to Deepening Community

Imagine: city planners designing neighbourhoods to increase social capital; elderly people staying in their neighbourhoods for another 5 years; mental health rates declining because neighbours are caring for each other and creating a greater sense of connection and belonging together.

Epic Education and the Real World (written by Katybeth Dee)

Young children love to pretend that they are grown ups and live in the real world. Adolescents could more often than not use a dose of reality. So teachers, why not apply that learning method in the classroom, or parents, when you’re helping your child at home?

IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Ben Weinlick

This blog was originally posted on the Plan Institute site, and is reposted here with permission of the author Bronwyn Kent. Bronwyn reflects on the webinar held on November 14, Setting the Table for Allies, Adversaries, and Strangers with guest Ben Weinlick.

Community Input Shapes Neighbourhood Strategy

After a massive community engagement process that saw over 5,000 people contribute nearly 4,000 hours of input- This is a powerful example of how to engage the community in a Neighbourhood Strategy. Consider how something resembling this might be implemented in your neighbourhood!

New Forest in The City

If we have the power to destroy our environment, then maybe, in some capacity, we have the power to restore it.

Learning from Lynda Kahn & Jack Pearpoint: Recap

In this reflection from Bronwyn Kent, she shares some key learnings and quotes from our 2nd webinar of the IMPACT-Ability series from November 1st, 2016

Asset Based Community Development: Reflections by Darcy Cormier

One of Tamarack Institutes members, pauses to reflect on her learnings about ABCD after attending the CCI 2016 gathering in Toronto