Entries by Kira Page

What does collective struggle look like for community organizations?

Last week, one of our staff members attended a full day conversation between community groups about the possibility of a community sector strike, demonstration, and other activities that would ramp up the demand of the FRACA- as part of the Engagez Vous Pour le Communautaire campaign-  for increased funding and support for the essential work […]

ARTISTA mentorship program for young women

Montreal theatre company, Imago Theatre  is now accepting applications to ARTISTA; a free theatre mentorship program for young women between the ages of 16-21. If you (or someone you know) is a young woman interested in exploring, creating and thriving through theatre then apply to ARTISTA by January 5th at www.imagotheatre.ca

We’re Closing Over the Holidays!

We’ve been getting a lot of phone calls lately from a wide variety of groups looking for organizational support, so here is your fair warning: the COCo office will be closed from December 22nd until January 5th. In other words, your last day to get in touch is the 21st, and we’ll be getting back […]

Video: Panel on Cultural Appropriation and Systemic Racism

In mid November, Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI) organized, with COCo’s support, a bilingual panel on cultural appropriation and other kinds of systemic racism in arts and culture (following a racist performance in our own building, elaborated here). The panel was sold out weeks in advance, and so we hosted a livestream of the event. That […]

The Healthy House: An Organizational Assessment Tool for NonProfits

The Healthy House: An Organizational Assessment Tool for Community Groups Developed over many years of accompanying community organizations, and used with a hundred-odd nonprofits, the Healthy House allows us to clearly visualize and evaluate the health of our organizations as a whole. Using the metaphor of a house, this tool allows you to take a step […]

Guide for Community Workers: Immigrants’ and Refugees’ Access to Social Benefits and Programs in Quebec ! 

The Community Legal Services of Point-St-Charles and Little-Burgundy are launching the second version of the Guide for Community Workers: Immigrants’ and Refugees’ Access to Social Benefits and Programs in Quebec ! We have also created popularised pamphlets on this topic, they will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Creole and Chinese (Simplified). LAUNCH We’re looking foward to […]

Reflections on a Recent Incident of Racism in Our Building

On September 8th, there was a theatre performance which featured two white actors in yellowface in the Strathearn Building, COCo’s home for the last 16 years. Reactions to what happened, both among our staff and board members, and as articulated by community members and allies, have been visceral and have spurred calls for a wider […]

An Update on Community Sector Strike Activities

For the past 2 years, COCo has participated, alongside thousands of other organizations, in strike activities demanding an adequate level of funding for community organizations in the province. The concept, and execution, of a community sector strike is novel and unique, and we’ve been excited to see the FRACA taking on this question with such […]