Tamarack's blog

Announcing the ‘Active Citizens Social Enterprise’ Training Program

This workshop and toolkit enables participating youth to develop their leadership skills as social entrepreneurs to assist them in effectively addressing their identified community challenge.

Sustaining a culture of giving through Canada’s Volunteer Awards

Canada is known for its generosity. In 2015, we ranked sixth in the World Giving Index which provides insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.

John McKnight Interview at Community: Programs and Policies

John describes his experience, some of the differences between the US and Canadian approach to community development, and his collaboration with Peter Block in writing The Abundant Community.

Laird Schaub Interview at Community: Programs and Policies

Laird Schaub has lived in intentional communities for most of his life and is a co-founder and admin for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. In this interview at the Communities: Programs and Policies gathering in Kitchener, Ontario, on June 23-26, 2014, Laird describes his interest in community development and what he might contribute.

Community: Programs and Policies Interviews Trailer

This is a sneak peak of all the people that Tamarack interviewed at the Community: Programs and Policies gathering.

Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space

Ben Wellington, Student ASLA, Master’s of Landscape Architecture Candidate, Louisiana State University, wrote a neat post about Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space by Alissa North

20 Things You Can Do When You Know Someone's Gift

The following list includes examples of the wide variety of ways—some quick and some more involved— you can use knowledge of a person’s core gift to help them build internal resilience and healthy participation in their community.

Cob Bread Oven Building Workshop

Perfect for those looking to gain practical skills while enjoying great community. Participants will learn first-hand how to build a wood-fired clay oven.

Partnership Grant Learning Project - A Report on Capacity Building

In 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration funded 27 organizations all across Ontario to deepen the capacity of non-profit organizations and networks. At Tamarack this funding has supported the development of three learning communities: Deepening Community, Communities Collaborating, and this one - Cities Reducing Poverty.

Municipal Monitor

The Caledon Institute, Vibrant Canada and municipal collaborators are working together to publish this new monthly resource.