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Collective Impact Workshop with Liz Weaver of Tamarack

Collective Impact (CI) is well-suited to the subject matter and systems change work of community foundations and municipalities.  CI can nurture leadership across sectors to collaboratively generate solutions for addressing intractable issues such as homelessness, poverty, climate change, community well-being and youth achievement and success.  But, CI is not for the faint of heart; backbone organizations to CI efforts (quite often municipalities or place-based foundations), must be confident in their knowledge of this approach and their ability to train other parties. 

This train-the-trainer workshop will review the conditions and phases of collective impact. We will focus on the principles of practice so that even when CI is deemed too onerous for a project, its collaborative principles can still be incorporated.  Examples and exercises throughout the workshop will be relevant to the context in which municipal sustainability practitioners and community foundation staff work.

CUSP invites staff of community foundations to join in this workshop.

Please register here for the Collective Impact workshop at the Victoria Conference Centre on June 4th, 2019. Should you wish to join, please also register for a no-host dinner on June 4th at 10 Acres Commons.

As many community foundation leaders are in Victoria in early June, this workshop presents an opportunity to seed new relationships for the future between the networks of CUSP and the Community Foundations of Canada, and between the individual municipalities and community foundations in CUSP’s 17 member cities.

Community change at the scale required necessitates systemic interventions which begin with enhancing key relationships and building trust. Collective Impact has the ability to deliver on systems and population level outcomes, and community foundations and municipalities are the probable backbone organizations to many of these collective impact efforts.

We hope you'll join us in exploring the potential for CI to assist in driving positive change for community action on climate change and equitable wellbeing in Canada's largest and most diverse communities.

About Tamarack and Liz Weaver:

Tamarack is a Canadian leader in the theory and practice of Collective Impact and have identified it as one of five interconnected practices for effective community change.  The other four practices for community changemakers include collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation, and evaluating impact.

 Liz Weaver is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact.  Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Liz previously led the Vibrant Communities Canada team and assisted place-based collaborative tables develop their frameworks of change, and supported and guided their projects from idea to impact. 

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