August 2015 E-bulletin

COCo Note

COCo is hiring for 2 positions! / COCo embauche pour 2 postes!

COCo is hiring for 2 positions!

The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) needs YOU! We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

1) A Coordinator with a focus on supporting community groups, strategic alliances and funding development. This job entails coordinating the development of COCo’s funding, facilitating and training organizations using the COCo approach, organizing our facilitator community of practice and developing strategic alliances. We are looking for someone with a solid social justice / community work background who has experience in grant-writing, program development and evaluation, and facilitation / training.

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2) A Communications and Engagement Coordinator tasked with general communications and outreach activities, social media upkeep, content writing, member database management, and the implemention of a communications strategy. A solid social justice/ community work background, bilingualism, as well as skills in graphic design, web development, and communications and ICT planning for community groups are musts for this position.

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COCo Picks

CEUM publishes a new guide on Participative Urbanism

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, or greening a common courtyard, the process proposed by the CEUM will allow you to achieve your project goals with a collective approach.

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Girls Amplify: Designing & Facilitating Spaces & Programs for Girls

Girls Action Foundation presents Amplify: Designing & Facilitating Spaces & Programs for Girls

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain new tools and resources that would strengthen your facilitation skills in gender sensitive programs from a social justice perspective? If you are currently facilitating girls’ programs and want to build skills in a variety of areas, this training is for you!

Informed by Girls Action Foundation’s expertise and by girls’ organizers across the country, this training involves: designing programs, creating empowering spaces for girls and young women, and developing workshops and facilitation skills. The Amplify Training is also an opportunity to deepen understanding of popular education and anti-oppression and to build a community of support while sharing resources and strategies.

Deadline to apply for Amplify: September 2nd, 2015.

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Call for participation in the Commission Populaire sur l'Action Communautaire Autonome

Call for participation in the Commission Populaire sur l’Action Communautaire Autonome

The RQ-ACA has recently released details concerning the Quebec-wide tour of their Commission populaire sur l’ACA (l’Action Communautaire Autonome), which will be hitting 17 regions over the next 4 months in the context of their campaign « Action Communautaire Autonome – Actions gouvernementales exigées ».

For more details on the tour and the campaign, visit or consult the general campaign presentation guide (in French only).

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Organization Unbound presents a new short film : ‘Changing the way we change the world’

Organization Unbound – founded by former COCo staffer Tana Paddock – has just released a new short film entitled ‘Changing the way we change the world’ around expressive organisational change. This 16-min film is intended as a conversation starter for staff, volunteers, board members and funders of social purpose organizations. Through a compilation of crowd-sourced interviews, it challenges us to pay closer attention to the link between an organisation’s social purpose and how that purpose is lived inside the organization on a daily basis. If you’d like to host a film screening & dialogue in your organization or at an event, visit this page for tips, a list of guiding questions, and download links.

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Community Events

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Job Offers

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Other Community Postings

YES launches new website and Fall 2015 Program Book featuring new workshops and expanded services

YES has launched a new website loaded with even more valuable resources and tools for Quebec’s job seekers, entrepreneurs and artists! Starting your job search? Growing your business? Want to earn a living from your art? You can easily find information on all of our free services, workshops and events, or log into our new Community Portal to get access to exclusive videos and documents including our new Program Book for Fall 2015. Check out the fresh new look and find the resources you need to get informed, get inspired and get ahead at

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