Entries by Kira Page

We’re Hiring an Organizational Development & Training Coordinator 

Organizational Development & Training Coordinator  The application deadline is July 22nd at 6pm. Interviews will take place during the week of August 9. The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) is a non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive. We […]

An Opportunity to Think through Data in Nonprofits

For some time now, COCo has been working on topics related to the world of data. We have held a training workshop, participated in discussions on the challenges and opportunities that data presents to community organizations, and have begun coaching groups on specific issues in this area. To continue developing our service offer around the […]

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 […]