March 2014 E-bulletin

COCo Note

Social movements and social media: key takeaways for organizations


You remember these recent major social movements: the Arab Spring revolutions ongoing since 2010, Occupy Wall Street  in 2011 and other ongoing Occupies, and closer to home, the Quebec student protests in 2012 (there were also several simultaneous student protests going on worldwide) as well as Idle No More in 2012 and ongoing. What do they have in common, other than emerging seemingly out of nowhere and hitting the media and public attention by storm?

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

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

Join us on March 27!
It’s wonderfully exciting to be a teen! Can you say… 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 …

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COCo Board recruitment! March 7th deadline!


COCo Board recruitment! March 7th deadline!

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 …

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People’s Social Forum in Ottawa this summer

 Resistance. Transformation. Solidarity.

Major issues will be put forth at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, from August 21 to 24. It’s a historic event in the context of convergence of several struggles in Canada: the first pan-canadian Social Forum!

An event starting from a grassroots based horizontal organization, a first in Canada that will allow a strong and wide …

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Marceau Budget : where is the fiscal and social justice?Budget Marceau : où est la justice sociale et fiscale?


The provincial budget was presented this February, and it has implications for community groups. Here’s a bit of information on that, and below, the RQ-ACA press release. The following information is pulled from the French release

As you may remember from this summer and fall, the RQ-ACA spearheaded a campaign entitled Je tiens à ma communauté, je soutiens le …

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Community Events

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Job Offers

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Other Community Postings

CASA Classes and Workshops this spring
Ateliers et cours au CASA ce printemps


Centre Alpha Saint-Anne (CASA) have French language and literacy classes as well as conversation workshops and computer classes in March and this spring.
Applicants should have their immigration papers handy.


Le Centre Alpha Saint-Anne (CASA) a des cours de francisation, alphabétisation, informatique et des ateliers de conversation en mars et ce printemps. 
Papiers d’immigration nécessaires pour …

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New Montreal non-profit wants to know how to help organizations with outreach and PR 


Many organizations like your own face similar communications challenges: you need to attract public attention to your services, but lack the extra budget needed for public relations and outreach.

Grosses Têtes is a not-for-profit public relations agency whose mission is to provide community and social economy organization access to quality promotional tools at affordable rates. Grosses …

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QAHN seeking nominations for two annual volunteer awards


Dear Friends,

It’s that time of year again! The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) is currently seeking nominations for its two annual volunteer recognition awards – the Marion Phelps Award and the Richard Evans Award.

These awards, presented by QAHN each year at its annual convention, recognize exceptional volunteer commitment in …

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