Entries by Kira Page

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 […]

What is organisational culture?

What do we mean when we say “organizational culture”? Last week, I was talking with some friends who work for large NGOs about the differences in our professional lives. Throughout our conversation, we were all using “culture” to describe our different workplaces. Sometimes, we used referred to organizational culture as the source of our workplace […]

Fill Out this Survey on Working Conditions in the NonProfit Sector

Quebec nonprofits may already be familiar with Repère, the large scale survey carried out CSMO-ÉSAC  , which covers working conditions in the nonprofit sector and the cooperative and social economy areas of Quebec’s workforce. This year, they are launching a shorter survey, tailored uniquely to community groups and nonprofits. Fill out the Survey on NonProfit Work Depending […]

Our Favourite Places to Go for NonProfit Resources

Earlier this morning, I searched “Executive Director Evaluation processes nonprofits staff involvement”, expecting my relatively specific search to turn up some useful articles and resources for a community organization I was helping out. Instead, I waded through several pages of general, vague, and unhelpful blog posts. Maybe the fault of the rise of content marketing – […]

We’re Closing for July!

It’s been a hectic year for COCo, and while we are thrilled at the number of groups we’ve gotten to work with over the last 6 months, we’re also pretty tired. As a result, last week we took the decision to close for a month, instead of our usual 2 weeks. From July 7 until […]