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We’re Closing for the Holidays!

COCo will be closing our virtual doors from December 18th to January 10th. We will be back on email and phones as of January 11th.  In the meantime, we hope that you all also get some well deserved rest!

An Update On Our Services

During the past six months, COCo has received an unprecedented number of requests from community groups. We are grateful for this interest, and also reaching the limits of our capacity to offer all of services groups are asking for!  As a result, we are trying to refocus our efforts on the two prongs of our […]

Including Indigenous Perspectives in Your Organization

We were really excited to stumble on the Towards Braiding project.  The project looks at the troubled terrain of non-Indigenous people or organizations trying to develop relationships with Indigenous people. It is led by Elwood Jimmy and Vanessa Andreotti with Sharon Stein. Towards Braiding The beginning of their book, which is available for download, speaks […]

Tools for Addressing White Dominant Culture

Last year, we worked on adapting a new version of the “White Supremacy Culture” document. We’ve seen a lot of other groups play around with this tool, including a new resource from Partners for Collaborative Change. Their document lines up the main characteristics of white supremacy culture and tried to imagine antidotes to those things. […]

Our Pregnancy, Family and Community Support Leave Policy

One of our accomplishments this year was to rewrite our Pregnancy, Family and Community Support Leave Policy – which we shortcut to calling our “Care Policy”.  This policy builds on programs that employees are regularly entitled to like parental leave, or short term disability. The policy has a more full understanding of the care needs […]

Accessibility on Zoom

As we helped many different organizations organize their virtual AGMs this year, we got a lot of questions about Zoom accessibility. Here are a few of the most common examples: How can we make this accessible to people without internet? What would make this usable for groups working in multiple languages? How can we make […]

What is Data Literacy?

We’ve been thinking a lot this year about helping community groups become more data literate. What does it mean for a person or an organization to be data literate? What would they need to be able to do or understand? How could we teach those things? How could this skill serve community organizations? Would they […]

Toolkit on Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace

We are long time admirers of AORTA, the Anti-oppression Resource and Training Alliance! They were an early inspiration for us when we started doing anti-oppression trainings, and we are always following their new tools. They have recently put out a guide that includes a series of activities that can help your workplace take a closer […]

Removing a Director from a Not-for-profit

Relationships within not-for-profits unfortunately sometimes break down. This post discusses the legal requirements to remove a director before the end of their term on the Board, when the director will not resign. Whether for a new not-for-profit or if your organization is reviewing its governing documents, it can feel awkward to discuss the process the […]