March 2015 E-Bulletin

COCo Note


Heads up COCo Members! Our AGM is coming up March 31st!

At last year’s AGM, we celebrated our 15th anniversary. This year, we’re celebrating….YOU!

We’d like to shine the spotlight on our loyal and diverse member organizations this year, which is why this year’s AGM theme revolves around membership engagement and the different ways in which we can connect better with and between members.

Let us know if you are interested in this by clicking here to register on-line.

Date: Tuesday March 31st, 2015, 5:30pm – 9:00pm @ the MAI Café, 3680 Jeanne-Mance, ground floor. 

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


Quebec on the Move interactive exhibit launches TODAY in Montreal at Concordia University 

From March 5th to 18th, 2015, Concordia University will host Quebec on the Move, a traveling exhibit exploring Quebec social movements in the official language minority communities. The installation’s central piece is a 20-minute video featuring highlights from 11 interviews of social leaders and community builders. This initiative is led by the Center for Community Organizations (COCo) and made possible by the Concordia University’s Office of Community Engagement, Quadriscan and Concordia University’s School of Community & Public Affairs.

Join us for a cocktail to celebrate our Montreal launch on Thursday March 5, 2015 starting at 5pm. You will get to meet Quebec on the Move participants as well as project partners, academics, historians and interested citizens. Drinks and appetizers will be served. View the full schedule of events here and RSVP here.

For more information on the program, visit our Quebec on the Move page or check out our Facebook page for a sneak peek!

Quebec on the Move will also travel to Quebec City from March 23-28 at the Morrin Center.

COCo seeking new members for the Board of Directors!

The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) is looking for new members for our Board of Directors!

We will be electing several new Board Members at our Annual General Meeting March 31stand we are currently accepting nominations.  If you or someone you know may be interested in running for the COCo Board, please express your interest to us by email to

We are looking for Board Members who may have participated in COCo’s programs or services and/or have experience volunteering or working in the Quebec community sector. If you are a passionate individual, well-connected to the community, and motivated to learn and participate in various processes that keep COCO innovative, we strongly encourage you to contact us!

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Call for applications for the 2015 Alan Thomas Fellowship

The Carold Institute has announced a call for applications for the 2015 Alan Thomas Fellowship to Promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action. The Fellowship will again be awarded in 2015 to a leader in the not-for-profit sector who would not normally have access to a sabbatical leave. Valued at a maximum amount of $60,000 for up to one year, the award is intended to allow the recipient, at a transitional moment in his or her career, to make a contribution to the sector, through research and reflection.

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RQASF release guide on service accessibility for marginalized people and communities

The Le Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes has published a practical guide, created using action research methods, that aims to promote the accessibility of services and activities offered in the community sector to marginalized people and communities.

Read more about the 48-page guide 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

Leadership Capacity Grants: Girls Action Foundation

As a follow-up to our Amplify face-to-face training, Girls Action will provide a total of ten (10) grants of up to $1000 to Amplify alumnae and other young women from across Canada to help them develop innovative actions and leadership initiatives in their communities.

• Are you a young woman between 16-25 years of age?

• Are you looking for support to: find your voice, organize and engage your community, create multimedia projects, and expand your network opportunities?

• Do you have the support of an individual community member or organization that can help you with your project along the way?

We want to hear from you! 

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Two Events Over Two Days For Local Artists and Art Enthusiasts

ARTISTS: Don’t miss the 14th Annual YES’ Artists Conference: Business Skills for Creative Souls, a full-day event for both novice and seasoned artists looking for insight, inspiration, networking opportunities and essential business skills.
ART ENTHUSIASTS: Join us at The YES Art Expo. A showcase of sculptures, photography, paintings, jewellery, crafts, and much more from over 60 emerging Quebec artists. Add to your art collection or take in the live musical and dance performances.

For more information about these events or to register for the Artists Conference contact YES at 514-878-9788 or visit

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Discover Your Ideal Career with Career Testing

If you’re not sure what you’d be good at or what would make you happy when it comes to a future career, then you’re a good candidate for career testing. YES offers standardized career tests which will be used to help you determine your interests and preferences. Our experienced career counsellors will help you understand your strengths, your talents, your likes and dislikes, so that you can focus on the careers and jobs that you are best suited for. 

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