Co founder of the Tamarack Institute and author of four books. A passion for ending poverty and all things community
As President and Co Founder of the Tamarack Institute for the past 15 years I lead a small national team of amazing practitioners and thought leaders. I alsoteach throughout North America and at times in countries around the world. Iam the author of four books, two Canadian best sellers including Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times and Community Conversations.
Tamarack focuses on three areas of impact. The first two are practice areas in which we apply what we learn in our learning center. I founded Vibrant Communities a network of over 50 cities in Canada committed to reducing poverty. These cities use a collective impact framework and develop comprehensive poverty reduction strategies and form multi-sector leadership roundtables to implement 5 year campaigns to reduce the number of poor families in their city. To date we have reduced poverty for more than 250,000 families.