Vibrant Communities: Inspired Learning

A recent report on Vibrant Communities (VC)—a national poverty reduction initiative led by the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement in partnership with the Caledon Institute of Social Policy and the Foundation—focuses on the essential role that national supports played in the success of the initiative.
Inspired Learning: An Evaluation of Vibrant Communities’ National Supports, with a foreword from Foundation President Stephen Huddart, evaluates the design of the learning and networking features provided with national supports to local VC initiatives (also referred to as a hub or backbone organization). The report highlights the specific impact of providing national supports to such a large and complex pan-Canadian initiative. Inspired Learning is a companion report to the earlier Evaluating Vibrant Communities: 2002-2010, which evaluated the key results VC generated for thousands of low-income households across Canada.
Read the full report.