A Learning Experience | Evoking Creativity and Innovation

Changing our cities for the better is hard work.To stay creative, we need to play. At Tamarack, we take the innovation process seriously and have intentionally designed the 2017 Community Change Institute to provide you with opportunities to create, rest, be inspired and leaving this learning experience refreshed.

Ten years of transformational gatherings hosting more than 4700 learners has taught us that 5 days is a long time to be away from your family and friends, your work, and your community. We respect that, and also believe that the 5 days are necessary for the learning journey that is about to unfold.

  • Intense Learning: Yes, you will be in intense learning from 8:30 to 5:30 each day, but we promise a week away from the office is key to engaging deeply.

  • World Renowned Speakers: Amazing keynotes stretch us, and workshops led by highly experienced faculty will ground us to make big ideas practical.

  • Co-generative Learning Opportunities: Forming a learning community creates opportunities to digest new ideas and opens us to explore. We know you can only listen to so many great speakers. To really learn we need to talk to each other, to hear our stories, to debate, to brainstorm and, ultimately, to co-generate ideas together. 

  • Transformative Experiences: Transformation is a full-body experience. Our bodies will rest through guided walks, delicious food, and, of course, rest. Our souls will be awakened with art and creativity. Our spirirts we be restored with new connections to our histories, our land, our peers and our communities.

And, yes, there's more. Much more...

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Our Learning Commons theme this year is Co-Create, with a special focus on the art of creating together. We're bringing together an artistic collective that will engage us throughout our week together. Honestly, we are not 100% sure what our artists will engage us with but we know it will inspire!

On Thursday evening, immerse yourself in the Musqueam Nations arts and culture. We will tour the grounds and learn about the Musqueam story and traditions. We will end the evening off with a traditional Musqueam Feast and song. It is an evening you won’t want to miss!

Join us in beautiful Vancouver, Canada

We are excited to come to the City of Vancouver this year for all its diverse culture, cuisine and artistry. We highly recommend staying an extra few days to soak up all the City has to offer – visit the unique parks and recreational facilities, enjoy delicious food, learn about the unique charm in one of the many eclectic neighbourhoods, or take the short drive up to the mountains.

We have chosen the Radisson Airport Hotel Vancouver as the location for our event because of its accesibility to both downtown and the airport, and because of their healthy food, fabulous recreational facilities and 15 acres of surrounding parkland - a tranquil urban retreat!

The special Tamarack group rate is $149+tax per night, please identify yourself as as a participant attending the Community Change Institute 2017 to reveive this offer. Reserve your room today by calling toll free at 1-800-333-3333 or directly at 604-279-8384. You can also book your room by emailing reservations@radissonvancouver.com

Note this special rate is only available until Friday September 1, 2017.

Please contact Stephanie at stephanie@tamarackcommunity.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

Book your Hotel today!

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At the 2017 Community Change Institute, we will explore:



Engage each day with ideas, art and creativity.


Celebrate the history and culture of the Musqueam Nation

Building Together
Play together, build together. Our ideas are strengthened when shared.

Join us September 25-29 for this transformational learning experience!

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