Le blog du COCo

Seulement une partie de notre blog a été traduit en français.  Voir plus d’articles du blog en anglais.

Our Holiday Closure: Dec 21 until Jan 7

We’ll keep this short and sweet: COCo will be closed from December 21st until January 7th. Get in touch before then if you need to get a hold of us!

Canadian Donations to Charity are Declining

A couple of weeks ago, Canada Helps and Imagine Canada released a report on trends in “charitable giving” (i.e. donations to charities) among Canadians. You can download the full report here, and in the meantime, here are some interesting highlights according to us! Donation Rates and Amounts Are Going Down The main finding in the […]

Nous sommes à la recherche d’un.e stagiaire en technologie communautaire et en développement Web

COCo est à la recherche d’un.e stagiaire en technologie communautaire et développement Web dans le cadre du Programme pour jeunes stagiaires, coordonné par Communautique. A propos de la position Durée du contrat : 6 mois Date d’entrée en poste : 14 janvier 2019 Heures par semaine : 30 heures / semaine Rémunération : 21,63 $ […]

Outil: l’arbre d’oppression

COCo a développé l’arbre d’oppression basé sur la métaphore de l’iceberg. Nous préférons utiliser l’arbre d’oppression car le visuel illustre plus clairement la complexité qui se trouve dans les systèmes d’oppressions, de privilèges et pouvoir. Un des avantages de l’arbre est qu’il favorise à réfléchir au problème fondamental d’une situation. Les gens ont tendance à […]

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 […]

Why We Don’t Believe in Having an Anti-Oppression Policy

COCo often get requests from nonprofit organizations to share examples of a anti-oppression policies, or to help them develop their own. We say no to these requests, and we thought it would be fun to explain why! Anti-Oppression is an Approach, Not a Set of Rules We may really want significant change in our organization. […]

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 […]

Legal Information on Charitable Status in Canada (Updated!)

We’ve updated our information sheet on becoming a charity! Since we published our legal information sheets for Quebec nonprofits in 2009, there have been  some important changes to the best practices for nonprofit organizations. This updated document provides legal information (not advice!) on applying to become a charity in Canada. Click here to access our […]

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 […]

Le guide des élections provinciales 2018 du MÉPAQ est enfin sorti!

Chez COCo, nous pensons que voter est un acte essentiel pour tous citoyens désirant s’engager dans la vie démocratique de son pays. Nous luttons depuis des années pour une société plus juste et équitable. Voter un est moyen de faire entendre nos opinions politiques et de s’informer sur des questions telles que l’accès a l’éducation, […]