Entries by Kira Page

Proposed Changes About Decision Making for Quebec NonProfits

On 19 September 2019, Quebec’s finance minister introduced bill n° 36. This bill proposes changes to decision making processes of not-for-profits incorporated under the Quebec Companies Act. In fact, these would be the first substantive changes to the rules for not-for-profits in the Quebec Companies Act in eight years. The bill has not yet passed, […]

Language of Domination: Oppressive Meeting Dynamics

The Language of Domination: Oppressive Meeting Dynamics COCo stumbled across this list a few years ago. It was adapted from Nemesis, a radical feminist collective active in Montreal in the mid 2000s, and the article “Working Together for Change”, put out by the School of the Americas and written by Bill Moyers. We’re not sure […]

Resource: Indigenous Ally Toolkit

The Indigenous Ally Toolkit is a resource created by one of our favourite partner organizations, the Montreal Indigenous Community Network.  The Indigenous Ally Toolkit contains information about different terminology and definitions, and some key directions around thinking through why you or your organization is seeking ‘to be an ally’ to Indigenous peoples. Our Learning We […]

What Will it Mean for Media Organizations to Count like Charities?

Journalism Organizations Getting Tax Exemptions As you may have heard, the 2019 federal budget implementation bill establishes tax incentives for a new category of registered journalism organizations. The most high profile example of this change is La Presse, whose change to nonprofit status has been widely documented and discussed.  Although it is a separate category, […]

Upcoming Workshops and Focus Groups at COCo

Our Focus Groups If you have attended one of our ‘ateliers/c’ workshops over the past 2 years, we want your feedback! We are doing a focus groups and some one-on-one phone calls with participants. We want to hear from you about your experience, as well as how well our programming and events respond to the […]

Our Summer Closure

This year, COCo will be closing from July 12th to Sunday, August 4th. If you need things from us… Ask before then, or prepare to wait! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  Happy summer!

Meeting Preparation: A Checklist

Over the last two years, our team has grown from 4 to 9. We have more people, more projects, and more work – all while maintaining a horizontal structure! It has been exciting, but it has also meant that our staff meetings became long, packed, and sometimes draining. So, earlier this year, we came up with […]

Pitching Your Nonprofit Organization

You know your organization does great work. But are you pitching your nonprofit in a way that translates? Does the way you talk about your work gain your organization more funding, more members, or more support? Lots of nonprofit organizations struggle with creating unique and powerful messages that grab the attention of potential donors and […]

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Report

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Report Earlier this morning, the final report of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people was released, with a closing ceremony streamed here. In the words of the report itself, The truths shared in these National Inquiry hearings tell the story – or, more […]