Date: February 7, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speakers: Jorge Garza and Prachir Pasricha
This conversation is happening in English. Click here to access the French-language version of this page.
Is your community interested in creating plans and carrying out interventions to build belonging? The Circle of Actions is a seven-month learning journey facilitated by the Tamarack Institute’s Communities Building Belonging team, designed to increase your skills and competencies in creating more inclusive and connected communities. Learn more about the Circle of Actions here.
During this information session, CBB team members Jorge Garza and Prachir Pasricha will provide an overview of the opportunity, including the cohort’s offerings, the eligibility criteria for participants, CBB membership, and more. This will be followed by a Q&A period. Please feel free to email your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to the session.
Jorge Garza, Associate Director, Communities Building Belonging. Tamarack Institute
At the Tamarack Institute, Jorge is leading a pan-Canadian, asset-based network that supports municipalities, institutions, and individuals to increase the sense of community belonging reported by everyone. Previously, he co-designed Tamarack’s first cohort of 19 communities committed to advancing climate action.
Jorge has worked at the Metcalf Foundation, where he supported the development of its poverty reduction program. He also spent five years at the McConnell Foundation, where he contributed to the development of its place-based work and explored the role of philanthropy in cultivating a more equitable society. Jorge is a realistic optimist, and he believes in everyone’s potential to build more equitable & regenerative futures. He brings a diverse background of experience in strategy development, program design, and urban policy. Throughout his career, Jorge has collaborated with communities, funders, and international organizations working to achieve more equitable outcomes.
Prachir Pasricha, Manager of Communities, Community Climate Transitions and Communities Building Belonging, Tamarack Institute
Prachir’s longstanding belief that the climate crisis and the crisis of disconnection are intimately intertwined is the thread that ties together his experiences and informs his work as a Manager of Communities with Communities Building Belonging and Community Climate Transitions at Tamarack.
From scaling a social infrastructure initiative across Canada to building the social solidarity economy in Montreal, Prachir has always been drawn towards solutions that create both a more relational and sustainable way of life. Prachir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Honours Business Administration from Western University in London, Ontario.