May 2014 E-Bulletin

COCo Note

Community Sector’s Provincial Conference 2015

An important deadline is coming up for organizations wishing to participate in the États Généraux du Communautaire in 2015, which we’ll refer to hereafter as the “États Généraux”, and which can be roughly translated as the Community Sector’s Provincial Conference. Community groups who wish to participate in the États Généraux will want to fill an internal consultation document before …

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

Join COCo for “Just talking” to discuss democratic decision-making in coalitions

Are you involved in a coalition of multi-sector, multi-actor community groups, such as an advocacy or mobilization oriented coalition, a table de concertation or a round table? Please join us for a conversation, the first of several, around the issues of democratic decision-making that can arise in the particular context of community organizing within coalitions. 

  • The event is May 13th, …

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Highlighting COCo’s AGM and new membership model

Balloons for voting? Cake? Party bags filled with gifts and goodies? Not exactly your typical Annual General Meeting (AGM) but that’s the approach we took on March 27th 2014. Why do you ask? Because we were kicking off a year-long celebration of COCo’s 15th anniversary of official existence (which officially happens in November 2014!). Held at the MAI Café, located …

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Innoweave grants and coaches

If you’re interested in web-based technology and cloud computing for your organization, you could get an implementation grant from Innoweave to work with one of their registered coaches. Gabriel and Spencer (from COCo’s Commun-IT pilot project) are both registered coaches with Innoweave. 

” Innoweave provides small grants to help organizations access the coaching that they require to …

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COCo is looking for Volunteer Translators!
COCo recherche des traducteurs bénévoles!


Though working mainly with English-speaking groups, we do try to make our materials as accessible in both official languages as possible. In 2014, we plan on updating our Volunteer Translator contact list to better achieve this goal, and we’d like to collaborate with you to do it!

If you or someone you know would like to do some …

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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

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Other Community Postings

Le COPHAN souhaite partager ses locaux!

Situés au 2030 boulevard Pie-IX à Montréal, dans le bâtiment historique de l’ancienne American Can Company, nos 1480 pieds carrés de locaux ensoleillés sont maintenant trop grands pour nos besoins. Aménagés sur mesure et accessibles, nos locaux sont situés sur la Promenade Ontario, près de tous les services, dont une épicerie et une cantine à même le bâtiment.   Nous …

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Status of Women Canada Call for Proposals

What follows is the CFP by Status of Women Canada

Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals  to invite organizations to submit a proposal for projects that will advance economic opportunities for women. 

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Re-democratizing the Economy

The 2014 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network is coming up. The congress title is “Re-democratizing the Economy.” See our congress site at:

It will occur:
Friday June 27th to Sunday June 29th, 2014, at the
McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec

The theme of the congress intends to address the recent global economic crisis, and the …

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Need some inspiration?

With support from Canadian Heritage, YES has launched a series of short inspirational videos that reveal the personal experiences and insights of six personalities who have staked out successful careers and businesses in Quebec. Each has its own unique message about perseverance, overcoming fear, the pursuit of goals and finding fulfillment. Whether you’re working towards your dream or still working …

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Presentation: Housing for Seniors

On May 21st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Seniors Action Quebec will be hosting a presentation on Housing Aimed at Seniors.

Presentation will be made by CMHC and will be held at Dawson College. If you are a senior. A caregiver, a 50+ who doesn’t think this applies to you (perhaps you want to reconsider), a community organization that works and advocates on behalf of …

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