Virtual Series

Building Learnings: Adaptive Factors

The second of four virtual events focused on trust in cross-sector alignment. This event on Thursday, December 17, featured Liz Weaver, co-CEO at the Tamarack Institute. 

Keynote: Bridging Trust and Community

What can individuals and institutions do to build trust as a foundation for creating community connections and engaging citizens? In disruptive and chaotic times, intentionally focusing on trust is critical to maintaining connections, building community, and leveraging success. Building trust also relies upon the essential role of self. Trust isn’t just a word, it is a series of intentional actions, which, when woven together create the bridge from today into the future.

About Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where she is leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre has a focus on advancing community change efforts and does this by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation and evaluating community impact. Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact and is the author of several popular and academic papers on the topic. She is a co-catalyst partner with the Collective Impact Forum and leads a collective impact capacity building strategy with the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Prior to her current role at Tamarack, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team and assisted place-based collaborative tables develop their frameworks of change, and supported and guided their projects from idea to impact.

From 2006 – 2009, Liz was the Director for the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, which was recognized with the Canadian Urban Institute’s David Crombie Leadership Award. In her career, Liz has held leadership positions with YWCA Hamilton, Volunteer Hamilton and Volunteer Canada. In 2002, Liz completed a Masters of Management, McGill University. Liz has been awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medals in 2002 and 2012 for her contributions to volunteerism in Canada and in 2004 was awarded the Women in the Workplace award from the City of Hamilton.