Entries by Homa

The New Political Activities Rules for Charities

As some of you may know, the Federal government has recently changed the rules around political activities for registered charities. Imagine Canada put a webinar about understanding what those changes mean, and have graciously shared the webinar content with us. You can watch the webinar presentation at this link. Highlights of the New Political Activities […]

What is a progressive discipline policy?

A progressive discipline policy is a core building block of an HR policy for any nonprofit organization. Although it isn’t a very sexy topic, we often hear from organizations who are trying to address performance issues on their team and have no established process or policy to do so. If you are in this situation, […]

The Oppression Tree: Facilitation Tool

The Oppression Tree Tool The “oppression tree” is a metaphor COCo uses in our anti-oppression training with community organizations. Over the years, it has spread around the city, and we are excited to see more and more people using it! In this metaphor, The leaves and the branches are the outcomes and impacts of oppression. For […]

Legal Information on Charitable Status in Canada (Updated!)

We’ve updated our information sheet on becoming a charity! Since we published our legal information sheets for Quebec nonprofits in 2009, there have been  some important changes to the best practices for nonprofit organizations. This updated document provides legal information (not advice!) on applying to become a charity in Canada. Click here to access our […]

Updated Legal Information on Annual General Meetings

We Updated Our Legal Information on Annual General Meetings Over the last year, we have been working on updating some of our online legal information. Since we initially launched our legal information sheets for nonprofit organizations, there have been many changes to the best practices and legal structures in place for nonprofit organizations. The first […]

An Anti-Racist Organizational Change Tool for Nonprofits

CommunityWise Resource Centre’s new tool addresses racism, inclusion, and diversity! Recently, CommunityWise Resource Centre created a very useful tool that addresses the importance of inclusion, diversity, difference, and equity and how these concepts can be used in the community sector and its importance. For those who do not know CommunityWise, it is a nonprofit centre […]

April 2018 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s April 2017 E-bulletin!Cliquez ici pour recevoir toutes ces informations en français.  COCo Note 2017 Was a Big Year at COCo! Here are Some Highlights With our Annual General Meeting over, and our 2017 annual report ready and online, we thought it would be fun to share some highlights from our year with […]

You’re invited to COCo’s 2018 Annual General Meeting!

COCo’s 2018 AGM is finally here! This year, our AGM is themed As far as the Eye Can Sea- a marine and maritime theme to celebrate the launch of our year- long research projet on diversity in the community sector, Diversité d’Abord! Every year, our AGM is an opportunity for community groups to come together, connect, and reflect. […]

March 2018 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s March 2018 E-bulletin! Cliquez ici pour recevoir toutes ces informations en français.  COCo Note You’re invited to COCo’s 2018 Annual General Meeting! COCo’s 2018 AGM will take place on Tuesday, April 3rd. This year, our AGM is themed As far as the Eye Can Sea- a marine and maritime theme to celebrate the launch […]