Heather Keam

Heather is part of Tamarack Institute's Vibrant Communities team as the Manager of Cities, Cities Deepening Community. Before this position she was the Manager of Learning Services where she organized Community of Practices, learning opportunities, tools and resources for community change. Heather brings over 12 years of public health knowledge to this position.
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Reimagining Rural Communities Using ABCD

In the past, rural communities across Canada depended on settlers to build the roads, infrastructure, schools and institutions, business and housing so communities could thrive and be prosperous. Fast forward 100 years and rural communities are now looking to...

Becoming an ABCD City

Tamarack Institute and the City of Edmonton, Alberta, collaborated on a case study describing the development of the City's Abundant Community Initiative, which was implemented for five years in 106 neighborhoods. The authors conclude that after having that building communities...

Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations to Support Emergency Preparedness

“Your neighbours have everything to do with improving your immediate chances in a disaster,” says Ron Dwyer-Voss, whose work includes helping neighborhoods understand and apply asset-based strategies. Neighbors, and their collective extended connections, will determine how well and how quickly your...