You, like us, are probably neck-deep in planning your organization’s Annual General Meeting (or if you are even more like us, realizing you should have started a few weeks ago!). It seemed like the perfect time to talk about AGMs— and how to change them from the usual snooze-fest to a really good use of […]
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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.
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This year, COCo is undertaking Diversité d’Abord, an in-depth research project looking into the impacts of race and colonialism on the Quebec non-profit sector. For years, people have shared stories and personal experiences with COCo that point to a wider systemic problem, and it felt like it was time to dig deeper: to collect numbers, […]
COCo is looking for a Coordinator with a focus on strategic alliances, funding development and finance coordination About COCo: COCo is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive. We believe that is an important part of creating a more just and equitable society […]
On Sunday, we lost 6 men to a horrifying attack on a mosque in Ste. Foy. Their names were Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Azzeddine Soufiane and Ibrahima Barry. The news of this mass murder, the stories of who these men were and who they are leaving behind, has filled those […]
Over the past couple of years, we have seen a steady increase in nonprofits and community groups coming together to fight systemic underfunding at the provincial level in Quebec, including a letter-writing campaign and series of occupations over this week and next. This kind of mobilization is unprecedented in Quebec and unique in the North […]
COCo is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive because we believe that is an important part of creating a more just and equitable society overall. To this end, COCo provides training, accompaniment, and technological support to small, ground-up, social justice -focused organizations. We […]
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 […]
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 […]