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 […]
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About Kira Page
Kira is the Communications and Membership Engagement Coordinator at COCo, and trains organizations in conflict, anti-oppression, and communications.
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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 […]
We’ll keep this short and sweet: COCo will be closed from December 21st until January 7th. Get in touch before then if you need to get a hold of us!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
COCo often get requests from nonprofit organizations to share examples of a anti-oppression policies, or to help them develop their own. We say no to these requests, and we thought it would be fun to explain why! Anti-Oppression is an Approach, Not a Set of Rules We may really want significant change in our organization. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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