December 2014 E-Bulletin

COCo Note


commun-it-banner-870x230Redesigned Commun-IT website officially launched

COCo is excited to announce the launch of our new Commun-IT website! Dynamic, client-focused and easy to work with, the new website reflects Commun-IT’s working philosophy and has been updated with tips and tools to help non-profit organizations and community groups better use technology in the service of their cause. Commun-IT offers free information sessions, over the phone, in person, or by email. If you have an inquiry related to ICT in a community-sector context, feel free to contact us by phone at (514) 849-5599 or by email at

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


COCo Membership Application Form

Haven’t signed up to be a COCo member yet? Take 5 minutes and fill out this bilingual online form to sign up. It’s free!

New COCo Publication: Board Roles and Responsibilities

One of COCo’s We just uploaded our reading / training package covering lots of information regarding the responsibilities of the Board of Directors (BoD), in English and in French. This is a handy guide for any community group seeking to clarify board roles within a non-profit, community context. View or download the PDF here.

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

QCGN Young Quebecers Leading the Way

QCGN, in partnership with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and the Association of Canadian Studies (ACS) is coordinating a new project called Young Quebecers Leading the Way: a three-year project that will engage hundreds of young Quebecers in the celebration of the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation. Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Youth Take Charge program, the project will oversee three annual youth forums where participants aged 15 to 25 will offer their views on the significance of youth engagement in shaping the future of their country. Join hundreds of young Quebecers as they come together to offer their views on youth engagement in shaping the future of their country while reflecting on Canada’s past.

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Chance to win a Communications plan for non-profits

Community organizations, take note! Would you like to remake your image and boost your promotional strategies, but don’t have the means to hire a professional? Are you available between the 23rd of January and the 20th of February 2015? Sign up for the Grosse Relève contest! Your organization could win a thorough and customized communications plan developed by public relations students at the University of Montreal.

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New Hope Community Bus Rental

New Hope Senior Citizens’ Centre is starting a pilot project that will enable Community Groups in and around N.D.G. to rent a bus for day trips at a much reduced cost as compared to renting through a large bus company. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Gerry Lafferty at (514) 484-0425 ex 202 or email

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Atwater Library Space for Lease

We have available for long-term leasing 1,600 sq. ft. of space in our recently-renovated attractive heritage building. On the ground floor, two distinct areas with excellent natural light, both with private washroom capability, suitable for a variety of educational, health and community uses. On the 2nd floor, a 700 sq. ft. room that is airy and bright with a high ceiling. Centrally located next to the Atwater métro, Place Alexis-Nihon and the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Interested parties are invited to contact Luciano D’Iorio of Terramont, Certified Real Estate Broker, at 514-861-2020 ext’n 213 or

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Call for Submissions: YES Art Expo 2015

If you are a creative soul, wishing to display and sell your work to a large audience for FREE, then the 2015 YES ART EXPO is the right place for you! This exciting event will take place on March 19, 20, 21, 2015 at the Théâtre St-James in Old Montréal. Artists, artisans and arts-entrepreneurs from all disciplines are invited to submit their application. Submission deadline: January 3rd 2015 at 5:00pm.

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