Entries by Kira Page

We’re Recruiting for our Board of Directors!

COCo’s mission is to promote social justice, active citizenship, democracy, and just socio-economic development by supporting the development of healthy organizations and strong communities through education. Our vision is of a more just and equitable Quebec, and our strategy is supporting grassroots, solidarity-focused community organizations. Become a Board member at COCo means becoming a part of a community that […]

Fidget Toys: What They Are and Why Trainers Should Use Them

Here at COCo, we are often getting schooled by the people around us—and boy, are we grateful for it! Recently, we’ve been learning a lot about workshop accessibility from a resource guide produced by Accessibilize Montreal. They’re an amazing community group made up largely of dis/abled people fighting systemic discrimination. One of those lessons was […]

February 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s February 2016 E–bulletin COCo Note End of the Political Activities Audit: What Does it Mean for Charities? We’re not lawyers at COCo but we do our best to provide legal information! If you want information about how the law applies to your particular situation, contact a lawyer.  Organizations across the country have been […]

YES 20th Anniversary Open House

YES 20th Anniversary Open House Where: The YES Centre 666 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 700 When: Thursday, February 25th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Over the last 20 years, Youth Employment Services (YES) has helped more than 62,000 people to achieve their employment and business goals. On 25 February, you’re invited to YES’ 20th Anniversary […]

The Guide to Starting Your Own Activist Group

The most frequent question we get at COCo is hard to start a new organization or non profit– and in a lot of ways, it’s also one of the most complicated questions to answer. While most people worry about the paperwork (not actually that bad!) starting an organization from scratch is a lot of work, and […]

Report on Diversity in Non-Profit Organizations

We were thrilled this week to see the publication of “The Voice of Non-Profit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace”, co-authored by CommonGood Careers and Level Playing Field Institute. Though the information gathered was largely in an American context, the results of the survey are undoubtedly applicable to the Canadian non-profit sector. The whole […]

End of the Political Activities Audit: What Does it Mean for Charities?

We’re not lawyers at COCo but we do our best to provide legal information! If you want information about how the law applies to your particular situation, contact a lawyer.  Organizations across the country have been celebrating the announcement by Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier that they would be “winding down” the political-activity audit of charities, a […]

We’re On Vacation!

Please note that COCo’s offices will be closed for our winter break from December 18th until January 4th. We’ll be getting back to answering your emails once we return, and will look forward to talking with you. Until then, have a great and happy break!