Danya Pastuszek is co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, a connected network in Canada that develops and supports strategies to fight poverty and drive change. It focuses primarily on vulnerable individuals, families and communities in deprived rural or peri-urban areas and from Indigenous or immigrant backgrounds, with the bold vision of ending poverty in Canada. She was previously Chief Operating Officer at Utah-based United Way of Salt Lake, focused on cross-sector partnerships to support economic mobility. Her early career was spent in New York, working with refugees and people impacted by the criminal justice system.
- Civil Society
- Areas of Impact
- North America
Tamarack Institute develops and supports collaborative strategies to fight poverty and solve major community issues mainly across Canada. It focuses primarily on vulnerable individuals, families and communities in deprived rural or peri-urban areas and from Indigenous or immigrant backgrounds. Tamarack’s two main goals are to develop tools and share stories of change happening at the community level, and to engage diverse, multi-sector leaders to apply these tools to help end poverty at the local level. The network has grown to more than 90 regional members, local non-profit or community associations, whose work impacts 22 million Canadians, equivalent to 58% of the country’s population.