Entries by Kira Page

Quebec Government Launches Commission on Systemic Racism, Calls for NonProfit Involvement

Last week, the government announced it would launch a commission on systemic racism in the province, following months of lobbying from community groups and citizens (including us, here at COCo). For those who have been pushing for its creation, the commission is a first step in pushing Quebec’s government to adopt a detailed plan to address racial […]

How is the Canada Summer Jobs Program Working for You?

Imagine Canada is conducting a national survey to understand charities’ and non-profits’ experiences with the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program. This survey is being undertaken as part of their ongoing research into barriers to youth employment in the charitable and non-profit sector (you can check out the Working Group on Youth Employment for more information on […]

Coming to Diversité d’Abord? Here it the full schedule for the day!

Registration Opens (11:30 am)  Opening Panel (12:00-1:00pm) English and French, MAI Café, first floor The Diversé d’Abord Research team will open the day by presenting the preliminary results of our research. Having Hard Conversations: The Courage to Face Ourselves  (1-2:30) English, room 428 This workshop will tackle the personal and emotional responses we have to […]

Community Organizations Can Now Apply to Be a Part of a Collective Health Insurance Plan

It’s no secret that the community sector in Quebec is dogged with high employee turnover, slowing project momentum and putting a strain on groups’ HR capacity. Many community workers, torn between their desire to work and act in collective solidarity and contribute to the common good, and rising pressures on family and health with advancing […]