Entries by spencerm

Help with Grant Applications that Include Research or Analysis

An experienced sociologist, Duncan Sanderson (Ph. D.), is volunteering to help community groups or social enterprises write grant applications for projects that, if funded, would have a research, evaluation, or analysis component. His e-mail is Duncan_Sanderson@yahoo.ca; and LinkedIn profile: ca.linkedin.com/pub/duncan-sanderson/0/398/163/ An experienced sociologist, Duncan Sanderson (Ph. D.), is volunteering to help community groups or social […]

Urban Hiking and French-English Conversation

Hike on Mount Royal and in the neighbourhood while practicing your French and English! We’ll walk, get fresh air and exercise, and have a weekly language exchange with neighbours! Just wear decent walking shoes – sometimes we’ll venture onto smaller trails! Rain or shine (we’ll adjust the route depending). This fall: beautiful colours, crisp fall […]

Second Cloud Computing Workshop in Montreal

Are you interested in exploring how new cloud computing tools might help you better manage your information and communications? Are you looking for a framework to help you assess which new tools might be best for you?

If so, you may be interested in attending an upcoming Introduction to Innoweave Cloud Computing workshop, hosted in partnership between Innoweave and the Centre for Community Organizations on November 10th in Montreal.

Basic Rules of Brainstorming

Brainstorming is often evoked as a free-form creative thinking exercise, but there actually are basic rules to brainstorming, and not every idea-generating exercise is a proper brainstorm. The following excerpt will clarify the form and objective of the classic brainstorm. “Brainstorming is an exercise in structured spontaneity, in that participants are actively encouraged, for a […]

September 2014 E-bulletin

  Welcome to COCo’s September 2014 E-bulletin COCo Note The Peoples’ Social Forum wrapped up in Ottawa last week having hosted more than 5000 participants and 500 workshops. COCo staffers Gabriel and Sabrina were present at the Forum not only to facilitate a bilingual COCo workshop, Power and our Role in the World / Notre pouvoir […]

August 2014 E-bulletin

  Welcome to COCo’s August 2014 E-bulletin COCo Note People’s Social Forum – Ottawa 2014.08.21-24 – Forum Social des Peuples   As you may have heard, the People’s Social Forum will take place this month (August 21 to 24) in Ottawa (Ottawa University). Over 10 000 participants are expected to participate in some 400 workshops. […]

Impact evaluation, by and for community groups, for social transformation

If you’re looking to do some impact evaluation work, you may want to learn more about this project, funded by Centraide (United Way) in collaboration with the CFP: « L’ÉVALUATION DES RÉSULTATS; PAR ET POUR LE COMMUNAUTAIRE, AU SERVICE DE LA TRANSFORMATION SOCIALE » Through this project, you can get funding for impact evaluation carried out […]

Grosses Têtes : An advertisement agency for non-profits

Grosses Tetes provides non-profit organizations efficient and strategic services for their advertisement needs. On one hand, interns are gaining real-life experience while improving their leadership and team building skills. On the other hand, they are contributing to building strategies by providing the non-profits with innovative advertisement tools. Link to the web site: http://www.grossestetes.org/Interview with the Grosses Tetes Founder:  http://grossestetes.org/grosses-tetes-a-community-advertising-agency/