Costs & Logistics

Tamarack has secured sponsors to help us offer this learning event at a reduced cost. Tamarack is a charitable organization and, as such, we do this work within our means. This event represents our hope that this will be a mutual experience shared by both the learner and the sponsors. In this spirit of mutuality, the cost for participation is therefore also shared.

Attendees of previous events have confirmed our own experience, that the learning from these events is better translated into action when a group of learners from the same collaborative attends together. Therefore, our costing provides subsidies to encourage colleagues to enroll together.

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

  • $199 for a single registration 

  • $175 per person for groups of 3 or more colleagues from the same collaborative attending together

  • $150 per person for groups of 5 or more colleagues from the same collaborative attending together


Cities Deepening Community Members 

Cities Deepening Community members receive complimentary seats to this event. Please contact Dan to access your registration code or to inquire about becoming a Cities Deepening Community member. For additional information, you can also read our Membership Brochure.


Be A Light Scholarships 

We want everyone to learn how to improve their community! To ensure this, Tamarack supports low-income learners through the Be a Light Fund. Please reach out to Dan if you would like to apply for a scholarship. Learn how you can donate to the Be A light Fund and get a charitable receipt.


Group Registration 

We are pleased to be able to offer subsidies to colleagues who enrol together.

To register a group, please have one member of your group complete the registration form. In this form, there is space to select the number of people attending and add the names of all attendees. The form will update automatically with applicable group subsidies. If you have special group registration needs, please reach out to Dan.


Cancellation Policy 

We know that you don't want to miss out on this exciting learning event, but understand that sometimes unanticipated changes can affect your plans. 

Event registration is refundable up to two weeks before the event. Refunds will be the amount of registration minus a $50 administration fee, which becomes a credit that can be applied to a future event. After the two-week point, a credit note for a future event can be offered. Transfers of registration to another party can be accepted up to the day before the event.


Payment Options 

Payments can be made in the following three ways:

  1. PayPal - to pay using your credit card via PayPal, simply register, select "Pay Online" as your payment method and follow the prompts to submit your payment online using PayPal. You will still receive an invoice for your records.

  2. Credit Card - to pay using your MasterCard or Visa over the phone, please register and select to be invoiced for your registration. Then, email Mikayla to set up a credit card payment appointment.

  3. Cheque - to pay by cheque, please choose to be invoiced for your registration. Email Mikayla to let her know that you will be sending a cheque in the mail. Please include your invoice number on your cheque, make it payable to Tamarack and mail it to:

Tamarack Institute
Conrad Grebel University College

140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G6


Event Dial-in Details 

Pre-event information and a unique dial-in for this virtual event will be sent to you at the email address you provide during registration. Please be sure to add to your safe sender list.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Who will be there?

This event is for anyone interested in connecting with like-minded people to learn from the COVID pandemic experience thru a community lens. Municipal staff and community governments who are considering recovery plans, for community development workers working to improve their neighbourhoods. For those who care about community resilience and building back better this gathering is an unprecedented opportunity to connect with an amazing learning community and some of the best thought leaders in the field.

How can I prepare?

We will send you pre-reading materials before you arrive and we will update the site regularly with new resources and related learning opportunities prior to the event. If you have any questions, contact Dan.