Entries by Kira Page

A funding opportunity for placemaking projects in Montreal!

The first ateliers/C of 2019 allowed our network of community groups to meet the people of  La Pépinière | Espace collectif, a nonprofit dedicated to building more participative cities: specifically, developing urban spaces that can become public, collective spaces used by citizens and the community at large. La Pépinière showcased their new project, Vivace, which has launched a call […]

Are you interested in participating in an experiment about organizational learning?

Is your organization interested in improving its learning? Are you interested in the idea of learning organizations? We have some good news! As part of our Learning Organizations Lab, we are looking for organizations who want to participate in an experimental process over the next few months. We are exploring what kinds of support nonprofits and community […]

Canadian Donations to Charity are Declining

A couple of weeks ago, Canada Helps and Imagine Canada released a report on trends in “charitable giving” (i.e. donations to charities) among Canadians. You can download the full report here, and in the meantime, here are some interesting highlights according to us! Donation Rates and Amounts Are Going Down The main finding in the […]

We’re Hiring a Community Technology and Web Development Intern!

COCo is looking for a Community Technology and Web Development Intern under the Young Intern Program, coordinated by Communautique. About the Position: Contract length: 6 months Start Date: January 14th, 2019 Hours: 30 hours/week Compensation: $21.63/hour Work environment: Flexible, horizontal and non-traditional work environment. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Accessibility: COCo’s offices […]

Merging Organizations: 6 Insights from the Depot Community Food Centre

The NDG Food Depot Story In 2015, three organizations in Montreal West merged to create one of the leading Canadian organizations in food security. Together, the NDG Food Depot, Boite à Lunch and Action Communiterre became The Depot Community Food Centre. Since then, the Depot was the first organization in Quebec to be recognized Good […]

Learn More About our Project on Conflict and Diversity

This spring, we started a project called Conflit à l’oeuvre, which focusses on understanding the links between conflict and “diversity” (systemic oppression) in the context of community organizations. The project has two main parts: first, to understand the issue through research. Second, we will be developing popular education tools, and offering workshops. We will be storing all of […]

Two Upcoming Trainings for Community Groups!

We wanted to take a minute to let our members know about two upcoming trainings you might be interested in. Working in Complexity: How do we take action when everything is uncertain?  This is a two day training on October 10th and 11th.  The workshop takes a dive into complexity theory and how it can […]

Our 2018 ateliers/c workshop program begins soon!

Last year, we ran the first season of ateliers/c, a series of free workshops and discussions for community organizations tackling issues relevant to them. We were so so happy with how that went, and we are really excited to launch our second season. You can find all of the past workshops, and the materials we […]