Entries by Kira Page

Resource on Social Media for Small Non Profits

It is so rare to find good resources on social media for small non-profits– and when you do, the definition of small hovers around “30-50 employees”. Here at COCo, that’s the upper limit of the groups we work with, and many of them have no staff at all. As a result, we have been sending this article […]

Implementing a Disability Justice Framework: A ToolKit

We were so excited to see the release of the “Disability and Access Toolkit” this past month from Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). The toolkit offers a thorough and practical introduction to how organizations can build “the capacity to engage disability activists with relevancy and respect”. The toolkit, available in full here, is split […]

April 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s April 2016 E–bulletin! Thanks for Making Our AGM a Huge Success! The incredible engagement and energy our members gave us in helping us think through where we are now and where to go next was an inspiration. Thank you again for everyone who came and played with us! For those of you who […]

Looking for Community Involvement or Feedback, but Feeling Lost About How to Get It?

Last month, we attended a training by the Tamarack Institute on “Community Engagement”– i.e., finding ways of designing processes for your community to be involved in, give feedback, or otherwise engage in your non-profit initiative. The room was packed with people who have been designing and experimenting with ways to substantially involve communities in decision […]

5 Things We’re Still Thinking About After “Thinking Through Racism: Issues and Blind Spots in Quebec”

By Sabrina McFadden Last weekend, I attended “Thinking Through Racism Today: Issues and Blind Spots in the Current Quebec Context”, an event hosted as part of the Week of Actions Against Racism. The event was incredibly informative, with all the presenters bringing an in-depth, thoroughly researched and historically informed understanding to the table, and it […]

Meet the Candidates for the COCo Board of Directors!

COCo is looking to fill 2 spots on our Board of Directors this upcoming year, as well as affirming one appointment made since the last Annual General Meeting. As we said in our callout,  we’re especially looking for people who have experience in any of the following areas: Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and applying these […]

March 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s March 2016 E–bulletin! You’re Invited to COCo’s Annual General Meeting!  Join us for a fun-filled AGM! Every year, COCo supports hundreds of community groups across Quebec. COCo’s AGM is your opportunity to meet each other and to play a role in guiding our work. Whether you’re a COCo member or simply interested in […]

Community Mobilization Model: Language Minorities In Quebec

An interesting resource from the Community Health and Social Services Network about their approaches to community mobilization. Learning from 20 year of success in successfully building access to social services for language minorities in Quebec, CHSSN brings some tried and tested approaches to successfully mobilizing minority communities that could be applicable to a number of organizations.