Liz Weaver is co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, a connected network in Canada that develops and supports strategies to fight poverty and drive community 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. Prior to her current role, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team and has worked at the community level as the Director for the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction.
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- 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.