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4 Things You Can Do To Get New Funders Now

These days, community organizations need more funding, period, and they also need to diversify their funding sources, so that they can survive in a rapidly changing funding landscape. Doing that fundraising can be daunting, and the result is that many organizations feel stuck before they’ve even begun. Here are four tips to make getting started […]

June 2017 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s June 2017 E–bulletin! COCo Note Accessibility Training for Facilitators and Educators Almost two years ago, COCo hosted a project called By and For Us: The Community at the Head of the Organization. That project focussed on the experiences of community organizations that are run by, or center the voices of the community they serve. […]

Mind the Gap: Ideas & Resources for Meeting ICT Needs

Last week we posted results from our ICT Needs Assessment survey, with our analysis and insights. In particular, we highlighted three needs that were expressed throughout the survey: integration and maintenance, training, and strategy. Our primary goal for this survey was to reassess the tech needs of Quebec-based community groups and the landscape of available […]

May 2017 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s May 2017 E–bulletin! COCo Note Here’s What We Know About How Community Groups Use Technology in Quebec Commun-IT, COCo’s own community technology wing, just wrapped up an exciting survey process where we asked organizations  across Quebec to help us better understand the ICT needs of the community sector. We wanted to share our our […]

Here’s What We Know About How Community Groups Use Technology in Quebec

Commun-IT, COCo’s own community technology wing, just wrapped up an exciting survey process where we asked organizations  across Quebec to help us better understand the ICT needs of the community sector. ICT — or Information and Communication Technology, refers to the tech tools we use to communicate with one another and our members, and to organize […]

April 2017 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s April 2017 E–bulletin! COCo Note Thanks for a great AGM!  A huge thank you to everyone who came and had a blast at our 2017 Annual General Meeting. In the words of one participant: BEST. AGM. EVER! See all of our pictures on our facebook page, here.  If you couldn’t make it, and […]

March 2017 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s March 2017 E–bulletin! COCo Note You’re Invited to COCo’s Annual General Meeting! This year, our theme is Visions of the Future. Every year, our AGM is an opportunity for community groups to come together, connect, and reflect. This year, amidst political, social, and environmental turmoil, we want to think about how we can creatively […]

February 2017 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s February 2017 E–bulletin COCo Note Some Words on the Shooting at the Centre Cultural Islamique de Quebec 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 […]

December 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s December 2016 E-bulletin! COCo Note Letting the Light In 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 budgetary surplus is […]

November 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s November 2016 E-bulletin! COCo Note We’ve Got some News about Anti-Oppression at COCo! Over the last decade, we’ve come back often to the idea of anti-oppression—a word that we understand as a set of tools for thinking about how social justice is lived in organizations and in relationships. For us, we want to […]