Entries by Kira Page

Letting the Light In

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 […]

Resources on Fighting Racism in Your Organization

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 […]

2 New Funding Opportunities To Check Out!

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 […]

Teaching Community Technology Handbook

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 […]

Comprehensive and Interactive Social Media Training for Centraide Funded Organizations

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 […]