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Tamarack’s ‘A Guide for Community Planning’

“Tamarack Institute’s Deepening Community Practice explores programs, policies and practices that strengthen communities and neighbourhoods and mobilize citizen leadership to enhance social capital. Working with local residents, not-for-profit agencies and public and private sector partners, Action for Neighbourhood Change took place between 2005-2007 in Surrey, Regina, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Halifax. This Guide is one of a series of tools Tamarack has developed to aid communities during the key stages in the development of the ANC project. Tools are based on Tamarack’s experience and have been shaped and modified by communities to ensure they remain relevant to the local experience. It includes helpful, step by step advice to develop a Community Planning Process, and checklists to help you engage and build your community collaborations and conduct a community asset map.

New Data Sets in the Community Hubs Mapper

We have added publicly-funded school locations and community health centre locations as a data layers available in the Community Hubs Mapper. Come check out the mapper to see what it can do!

Upcoming Webinars

We are hosting a series of free webinars to help our members familiarize themselves with the tools and resources on and to learn how to use the Community Hubs Mapper.

Visit our Events page to sign up for an upcoming session.

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