COCo Toolbox

The toolbox is a collection of practical tools and resources for community groups. From a pdf guide on how to run effective meetings, to an online video about incorporating a non-profit organization, the toolbox has a broad variety of tools to meet your needs. Best of all the toolbox is dynamic and will continue to expand and evolve over time.

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Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex

An Indigenous perspective on the “ally industrial complex.” Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex

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April 7, 2016

Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation

A pamphlet out of Oakland, CA, challenging tendencies in anti-oppression politics centered on personal attitudes, notions of coherent and homogeneous “communities”, and the conflation of identity and solidarity. Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation

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Invest in Trust: Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

The Standards Program is a set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas. The Program’s goals are to build excellence within Canada’s charities and nonprofits through common standards of practice and to strengthen confidence in the sector. Accredited organizations are awarded a program Trustmark so they can showcase this […]

October 6, 2015

Key Questions to Think About Before Incorporating a Non Profit Organization

Over the last 30 years there has been a prolific growth in the number of non-profit organizations. Yet, many organizations are not able to sustain themselves shortly after incorporation. To ensure your new non profit is strong enough to survive, here are some questions that need to be answered BEFORE applying for incorporation. Key things […]

August 6, 2015

CEUM publishes a new guide on Participative Urbanism

The guide “L’urbanisme participatif : aménager la ville avec et pour ses citoyens” was conceived as a step-by-step guide on how to carry out a project involving citizen participation. Whether it’s about re-developing an intersection, making safer streets, creating a public space, putting into place a local sustainable transport initiative, or greening a common courtyard, […]

RQASF releases guide on service accessibility for marginalized people and communities

The Réseau Québécois d’Action pour la Santé des Femmes presents a practical guide, created using action research, that aims to promote the accessibility of services and activities offered in the community sector to marginalized people and communities. Download the 48-page guide here: : • • Or, order a paper version for 5$ by calling […]


March 8, 2015

Basic Rules of Brainstorming

Brainstorming is often evoked as a free-form creative thinking exercise, but there actually are basic rules to brainstorming, and not every idea-generating exercise is a proper brainstorm. The following excerpt will clarify the form and objective of the classic brainstorm. “Brainstorming is an exercise in structured spontaneity, in that participants are actively encouraged, for a […]

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September 8, 2014

Revel & Riot LGBTQ resource documents

The Revel & Riot website has many resource documents for community education and community building for LGBTQ organizing, education and advocacy.  You can find the resource documents here :

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August 12, 2014

Legal Risk Management Checklist for Not-for-profit organizations, by Carters

This checklist serves to pro-actively and quickly verify exposure to liability of non-profits, their board and directors.  It was prepared by Carters Professional Corporation / Société professionnelle Carters. You can find it by clicking on this link:

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