Entries by Kira Page

The Healthy House: An Organizational Assessment Tool for NonProfits

The Healthy House: An Organizational Assessment Tool for Community Groups Developed over many years of accompanying community organizations, and used with a hundred-odd nonprofits, the Healthy House allows us to clearly visualize and evaluate the health of our organizations as a whole. Using the metaphor of a house, this tool allows you to take a step […]

Guide for Community Workers: Immigrants’ and Refugees’ Access to Social Benefits and Programs in Quebec ! 

The Community Legal Services of Point-St-Charles and Little-Burgundy are launching the second version of the Guide for Community Workers: Immigrants’ and Refugees’ Access to Social Benefits and Programs in Quebec ! We have also created popularised pamphlets on this topic, they will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Creole and Chinese (Simplified). LAUNCH We’re looking foward to […]

Reflections on a Recent Incident of Racism in Our Building

On September 8th, there was a theatre performance which featured two white actors in yellowface in the Strathearn Building, COCo’s home for the last 16 years. Reactions to what happened, both among our staff and board members, and as articulated by community members and allies, have been visceral and have spurred calls for a wider […]

An Update on Community Sector Strike Activities

For the past 2 years, COCo has participated, alongside thousands of other organizations, in strike activities demanding an adequate level of funding for community organizations in the province. The concept, and execution, of a community sector strike is novel and unique, and we’ve been excited to see the FRACA taking on this question with such […]

The ABCs of Learning Organizations

Our partnership project with Centraide, ateliers/C, has announced it’s fourth workshop, on November 24th. Facilitated by COCo, along with a presentation from the McConnell Foundation, “L’ABC de l’organisation apprenante!” is open for registration to Centraide- funded organizations. In addition, COCo reserves 2 spots for it’s own members, and we encourage organizations who are interested to contact […]

Base-building for Social Justice Organizing: Getting Our Communities Involved in the Fight!

The Workshop This month, in partnership with the Office of Community Engagement at Concordia, and the Imani Community Centre, which is operated by Muslim Association of Little Burgundy, COCo is excited to announce a workshop with members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio.  This workshop focuses on doing effective outreach and building strength and analysis to different sectors […]

Participate in the Commission on Racism in Quebec!

We are excited to announce that the Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) and the Disabled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN) have been accepted to host 3 consultations as part of Quebec’s inquiry into Systemic Discrimination and Racism, focusing particularly on discrimination in the workplace in the nonprofit and public sector.  We are seeking people who have […]

Being a Trans Friendly Workplace

This month, we had two resources come across our desks that aimed to provide guidelines for organizations who are committed to creating a trans-friendly workplace. The first resource, “How to be a Trans-Friendly Employer“, is a brief, but helpful guide to trans-friendly human resources. An excerpt recommendation: Note that applications from minority groups are welcome, […]