February 2014 E-bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s February 2014 E-bulletin

COCo Note

Participating in Quebec Community Sector Networks


Quebec’s community sector is rich and vibrant in many ways. This month, we’re underlining the importance of participating in Networks, and particularly, several networking opportunities which may be less visible to some groups. Does your organization participate in networks? Why, or why not? In which ones, and how much effort and time do you devote to networking with …

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


New video : Get to know COCo!

We’re proud to present our new video to present the work that we do at COCo – The Centre for Community Organizations, and some of the wonderful and inspiring organizations that we work with.

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COCo’s turning 15! Join us for a fun-filled AGM!


COCo’s turning 15! Join us for a fun-filled AGM!

It’s wonderfully exciting to be a teen! Can you say…..party favors? Balloons? Birthday cake?

This year’s AGM kick-starts a year-long celebration of this milestone year!

Come celebrate with us! Let’s reflect back on our history, acknowledge our present…and dive into the future!

In an effort to reach out more to groups outside of …

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COCo Board recruitment!


We’re looking for Board members! The COCo Board is a hands-on group that supports all levels of the organization’s work – from finances, governance, funding development, human resources, movement-building, strategic alliances and membership engagement.

This year, people with interest and skills in human resources and finances would be a great asset to the team!

The Board actively …

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2014 Black History Month

 February is Black History Month in Canada!

“Black History Month offers a special occasion for highlighting the contribution that Black communities have made by helping lay the foundations for contemporary society.” – Black History Month Facebook Page

Are you participating in events, disseminating information, or underlining this important month in your organization?
If so, make sure to

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COCo’s Official Stance on the Quebec Charter of Values (Bill 60)

COCo’s Staff and Board adopted the following resolution in December 2013 to oppose the Quebec Charter of Values (Bill 60).

Read the full position statement by clicking here.

Key to understanding this statement are two specific sections of the Bill, Section 10 (Chapter IV) and Section 37 (Chapter X), which can both be employed to impose provisions of the …

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Access the AJAH Fundtracker Database Through COCo!

Did you know that your community group can do a free “Info-COCo” session on fundraising and now you can access an online funder database at the COCo office as well?  Read about the Ajah Fundtracker database below and call or email COCo starting September 1st to schedule a fundraising “Info-COCo Session” for your group!   Ajah Fundtracker is …

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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

The Black Community Resource Guide 2010-2011


The Black Community Resource Guide 2010-2011 is another great resource by one of Montreal’s community organizations, the Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC). You can consult the guide online or download the pdf at this address: http://www.bcrcmontreal.com/images/stories/documents/resourceguide%202010-2011.pdf

In the words of the BCRC (http://www.bcrcmontreal.com/) The Black Community Resource Guide is:

 A directory of community, para-public and public organizations, associations, programs and …

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Assemblée générale sur les enjeux de la reconnaissance et du financement de l’ACA.

 Aux organismes membres de la TROVEP de Montréal


            Pour faire suite à la première convocation à l’assemblée générale de la TROVEP de Montréal du …

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Free Human Rights Workshops and Resources

The Education and Cooperation Division of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse is offering your organisation free of charge a variety of human rights workshops and resources.

For information concerning the workshops, please consult :

L’équipe de l’Éducation et de la Coopération de la Commission des droits de la personne …

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L’ATELIER: Transart vers l’emploi


L’ATELIER a pour mission l’insertion sociale et socioprofessionnelle, par l’apprentissage de métiers d’art, de personnes vivant des problèmes de santé mentale.

L’ATELIER offre donc un programme préparatoire à l’emploi d’une durée de 26 semaines : Transart vers l’emploi.

Ce programme de retour au travail offre des ateliers de connaissance de soi, de bilan de compétences et de recherche d’emploi. Parallèlement, …

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Afghan Women’s Centre – 2014


Dear friends,

Please find an attached document,
I hope you have had a great start to 2014. We at the Afghan Women’s Center wish you much success in all your goals. 
We’d like to remind you not to forget the Afghan Women’s Catering service when thinking about delicious and affordable cuisine for your various events. This year …


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Volunteer Drivers Needed!


Volunteer Drivers Needed! Meals on Wheels!

The meals-on-wheels service at Santropol Roulant is in full swing. Recruiting sufficient volunteer drivers for our Cote des Neiges and Notre Dame de Grâce delivery routes can sometimes be challenging and we’d love your help! If you or anyone you know might be interested in lending us a hand, whether or not you’ve volunteered in the past, …

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Rental space at ethik BGC – Be an eco-designer in Residence

 Are you an ecodesigner and you are looking for a working and selling rack at our boutique ?

Would you like to share the space with like minded individuals, that can support you technically and logisiticaly to grow your ethical-fashion?

Then this opportunity is for YOU!

Ethik BGC has a 168+ sq ft studio and a selling rack space in …

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Quebec will be hosting the World Social Forum in August 2016

 The international Committee for the World Social Forum decided in the meeting that took place on december 16 to 18th 2013 in Casablanca that the province of Quebec was to hold the World Social Forum in august 2016.

This is the first time that the WSF will be held in a northern country. Previous WSF editions attracted from 60 000 to …

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That’s Right, Trivia Night! A Fun(d)raiser for the Roulant


Is your trivial knowledge not proving to be the ideal conversation-starter you had hoped it to be? Come share your frivolous fun facts and put them to good use! What: The Roulant is hosting our 1st Trivia Night of 2014! When: Thursday Feb 13th from 7:30 to 9:30pm (doors open at 7:00) Where: Santropol Roulant (111 Roy east, corner Coloniale) …

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YES announces new events, workshops and expanded online services throughout the province of Quebec for 2014


As one of the largest English-language non-profit employment organizations in Montreal, YES offers FREE services and resources to job seekers, artists and entrepreneurs. Get all the information about YES services, workshops, and events by downloading the Winter / Spring 2014 Program Book. The new year brings new events and networking opportunities including Creative Connections (January 29th), Women in Technology: NetWORK …

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TRANSITION: Programme de préparation en emploi (PPE)


Offert par le CAP en collaboration avec Emploi Québec et CSDM/CREP


Vous avez vécu une période de fragilité psychologique ?

Vous voulez retourner sur le marché du travail ?

Vous avez le sentiment d’être isolés dans votre recherche d’emploi ?

Description des étapes

  • La connaissance de soi
  • Les techniques …

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Free Speech Language Screenings


Concerned about your child’s speech? The Family Resource Center is pleased to offer free Speech Language Screenings on Sunday, January 26th and Monday, January 27th between 3 and 5 pm. Each appointment lasts approximately 10 minutes. For more information, e-mail info@familyresourcecenter.qc.ca or call 514-685-5912.

Concerned about your child’s speech? The Family Resource Center is pleased to offer free Speech Language Screenings …

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QPIRG McGill presents Social Justice Days: Lovers and Fighters!


Intended to stimulate an alternative political culture in the McGill community and beyond, Social Justice Days is marking it’s 9th year with a week of workshops, discussions, film screenings, and social events engaging local and global issues. Social Justice Days testifies to the diversity of critical political engagement on the McGill campus, and offers students concrete opportunities to get active …

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Are you looking for environment interns?

Organizations working in environment could benefit from interns this summer.

From the UQAM announcement:

Each semester we contact organisations that might be interested in offering internships in order to evaluate the different opportunities for our students engaged in the environmental science Master program. Information about the Master’s internship program offered at UQAM is provided below.

The internship program orientated towards …

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Innover pour mobiliser – conférence



Innover pour mobiliser


Michel Blondin revient sur trois expériences  professionnelles fondamen- tales : l’animation sociale des années 60, la coopération internationale, la for- mation à la solidarité internationale des années 70 et la formation syndicale au cours des décennies suivantes.

S’appuyant sur ce récit, Ysabel Provencher …

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