December 2013 E-bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s December 2013 E-bulletin

COCo Note

Getting on track with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act


This month’s COCo note, the last of 2013, addresses the changes to federally registered nonprofits under the Canadian Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA). The main impact of the CNCA is the hard deadline of October 17, 2014, by which date, if you haven’t obtained a Certificate of Continuance, your organization will be dissolved, and your assets seized by the federal government.

If you haven’t started the process for the necessary changes, now would be a good time to start. We’ll go over some of what the CNCA contains, some of the questions you should be asking, and direct you to a few resources to plan for the months ahead.

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COCo Picks: News, Tools, and Tips from the COCo Team!

Follow-up to the TeachIN on “Resisting the Quebec Charter of Values”

On Wednesday November 20, a group of engaged people gathered to share some of their findings after reading through Bill 60 on the proposed Charter of Quebec Values.

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CSMO-ÉSAC online toolbox with French resources

If you’re looking for additional resources and documentation for the community and social economy sector in French, you can take a look at the online library and toolbox on the CSMO-ÉSAC website. They even have some parts of their toolbox available in English. 

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COCo’s Walk the Talk awards on Hiatus for 2014

 From 2009 to 2013, COCo held an annual award ceremony at its AGM: Award for Walking the Social Justice Talk

This “Walk the Talk” award recognized the contributions of individuals who lived out their social justice values, consistently and enthusiastically ‘walking the talk’.
People whose commitment to equity, democratic principles, human rights, anti-oppression and public engagement inspired their community. 
The money from the award…

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Walking Through the Transition to the Canadian Not-for-profit Corporation Act

Walking Through the Transition to the Canadian Not-for-profit Corporation Act is a COCo INFO-SHEET on federally registered nonprofits and the CNCA.

This document covers some of the changes in the Canadian Not-for-profit Corporation Act, as well as a transition process largely informed by Industry Canada’s transition guide with added details, concerns, context and references, and finally, a complete list of additional …

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Community Events

If you have enabled images for this email then you will see a listing of community events below.  Click on the calendar image below or click here to browse events on the Community Calendar on COCo’s website.

Job Offers

If you have enabled images for this email then you will see a listing of job postings below.  Note that the job postings are presented according to their application deadline, however YOU MUST view the full postings on the COCo website to ensure that you meet the application deadline.

Other Community Postings

YES Montreal releases two major reports, one focusing on women in technology and the other, a study in mental health issues for job seekers

Over the last month, YES Montreal released two major reports, one focusing on women in technology and the other, a study around mental health issues and how those challenges relate to youth unemployment and underemployment.

The first of the two reports was the ‘Gender-Based Analysis of Women in Technology’ study. Conducted over a period of one year, the …

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Consultation – Action Plan on Racism and DiscriminationConsultation pour le plan d’action contre le racisme et la discrimination

Please be informed that the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA) has recently conducted consultations in Quebec City regarding the action plan to fight racism and discrimination against Aboriginal people.    If you are interested, you may submit a memoir up until December 6, 2013. 
Please see the documents below.    

Le Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA) a récemment mené …

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Amplifying Voices Video Project

Amplifying Voices (Portes-Voix) by Santropol Roulant is a video project that explores the lives and realities of six seniors (Jan, Anne, Alda, Augustine and Rosanne) who receive the meals-on-wheels from Santropol Roulant.

Here’s one of the videos to give you a teaser:

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12 Days of Bookmas – Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

Members of the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

ENTER TO WIN! The Co-op Bookstore’s Twelve Days of Bookmas!

T’was the First day of BOOKMAS, and all through the house,
everyone was Reading, even the Mouse…

From Monday December 2nd – Tuesday December 17th, be sure to go to the
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore’s Facebook Page to …

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New socially engaged communication Coop : Coop de communication Chin Up

Coop de communication Chin Up is proud to now be offering affordable communication services in the province of Québec and in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Founded in May 2013, Chin Up is a member owned co-operative that places people above profit. Our mission is to help empower individuals, businesses and organizations to deliver their personal messages that will inform, …

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Donate games for the holidays

MJ Games, Montreal, 2013:
“Suite au succès de notre programme de dons de jeux à prix coûtant que nous avons initié l’année passée, nous avons décidé de recommencer l’expérience cette année.   Grâce à ce programme, de nombreuses familles, souvent démunies, ont reçu des petits jeux éducatifs pour leurs enfants. Il a également permis à plusieurs fondations de lever des …

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