One-Day Workshop

Deepening Community for Collective Impact

Engage your Community for Change

February 27, 2017  |  London, ON

To make real and lasting change we need to engage the community – to deeply listen to their stories, to ask for ideas, to leverage the passion and commitment of citizens, and empower the community to lead. It is essential that we stop only asking for input (we call this 'consul-take-sion') and realize that the most successful work in community is done in collaboration with the community.

In this workshop we will examine Community Engagement theory and practice, discuss the fundamental shifts over the past ten years, and highlight the multitude of ways that technology can be used to enhance your community engagement efforts. We will dive deeper into the latest methodologies and technologies that enable the brainstorming of ideas, voting, surveying, and community decision making, and challenge yourself to go deeper in your community engagement efforts.

This workshop is for people who have a deep interest in Community Engagement, are eager to use technology, and want to expand their understanding and improve their engagement practices.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the evolution of Community Engagement practices and explore the latest techniques

  • Re-frame the way you think about engaging your key audiences

  • Learn tips for social media, email marketing, and constituent loyalty

  • See how technology can enhance your community engagement efforts

  • Get exposure to the latest technologies and see how they're being used

  • Be inspired by practical examples and case studies from both the non-profit and private sector

  • Learn methods to deepen levels of engagement at each stage of your work


This workshop is led by Lisa Attygalle, Director of Engagement at Tamarack.

Lisa is an artist and communications specialist who is passionate about engagement, customer loyalty, and the use of technology. She comes to this work with 7 years of experience at Quarry Integrated Communications - one of Canada's leading communications firms, where she worked with clients to personalize their online marketing and integrate digital communications channels to design the best possible experience for users. Lisa brings private sector knowledge to public sector work. She loves demystifying and innovating with technology to make it accesible and allow for better constituency engagement. Hailing from Australia, Lisa also worked as the liaison between Government, Engineering and the Community for major infastructure projects.

Learn more about Lisa


BMO Centre

295 Rectory St, London, ON N5Z 2A7

There is ample free parking in and around the venue.

Registration will open at 8:30 and a light breakfast will be served. The workshop begins at 9:00am and runs until 4:30pm.


Recognizing that our collective impact is greater when we lead together, Tamarack has developed a payment structure that offers subsidies to groups of colleagues who attend together.

The registration rates (in Canadian dollars) are as follows:

$149 per person for three or more colleagues from the same collaborative attending together

$179 per person for two people from the same collaborative attending together

$199 for single registration

The registration rate includes a full day workshop, a light breakfast, all snack breaks, a great lunch and fellowship with amazing community and civic leaders.

Are you a grantee of the Ontario Trillium Foundation? If so, the OTF has generously partnered with us to provide $100 subsidies for each OTF grantee registrant. Ask Marc for more details.

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Community Engagement: Technologies for Change

London, ON  |  February 27, 2017

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We would like to thank our local host partners