Conflict is a normal part of human relationships, and it is certainly a feature of working in grassroots community organizations. In the work that COCo does to support organizations through conflict, we see that some organizations have the tools and practices in places to deal with conflict as they arise, and for these organizations, conflict […]
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About Kira Page
Kira is the Communications and Membership Engagement Coordinator at COCo, and trains organizations in conflict, anti-oppression, and communications.
Entries by Kira Page
The COCo offices are closed from Friday, December 23rd, and will re-open on Monday, January 9th. Happy holidays!
As many of you know, for the last 5 years, COCo has been providing tech and communications support for community organizations through our Commun-IT program. As we come up on this important milestone year, we felt it was important to check in with community groups about their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) needs! Click here to fill […]
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen We know many organizations have been feeling overwhelmed by the seeming endless news rolling in: the now obvious shifts in the US, the abandonment of Indigenous women in Val d’Or, the drastic cuts to welfare at the same time as a […]
In the midst of putting together our research project on racism in the Quebec community sector (see more on that here), not to mention a definite increase in requests from organizations looking to tackle racism internally and in their communities, we stumbled across this great website, Racial Equity Tools. It seems like the site is […]
We’re not usually in the business of listing new grant opportunities, but these two came across our desk recently and seemed uniquely suited to COCO members. Check them out! The Community Innovation Fund (CIF). As per their own description, the fund is a new resource for Quebec’s English-speaking communities to put social innovation in action. Between April […]
Here at COCo, our Commun-IT program is constantly engaged in how to transfer the skills we have around technology and media to the community groups we work with. It is a clear truth of our work that “having a particular skill doesn’t necessarily mean you are equipped to teach it to others”- which is why […]
Have you heard? COCo has developed a series of interactive, hands on, and community sector specific trainings about social media, currently available to Centraide funded organizations over the course of the fall and winter. From ensuring that your content is reaching your audience, to understanding the details of Facebook, the training asks: how can organizations […]
As part of a 3 day campaign on November 7th, 8th, and 9th, community groups across Quebec will, for the second year in a row, unite to take action for better funding. In the context of austerity measures– which simultaneously increase the number of people turning to community groups for support and decreases their resources– […]
Over the last decade, we’ve come back often to the idea of anti-oppression—a word that we understand as a set of tools for thinking about how social justice is lived in organizations and in relationships. For us, we want to engage with social justice & anti-oppression as something that is a core part of organizational […]