May 2015 E-bulletin

COCo Note

COCo website gets a makeover!

Hello COCo faithful,

If you’ve visited our website recently, you may have noticed a competely redesigned look! Constructed by our in-house ICT services project, Commun-IT, the site is more colourful and easier to access than ever. All your usual favourites – event listings and job postings – are there, plus:

• New project pages

• A re-organized publications list and toolbox

• An expanded section explaining all about the services we offer and the topics we cover – namely facilitation and training in a variety of organizational development topics from governance to strategic planning to incorporating a non-profut!

We’d also like to call your attention to our all-new MEMBERS’ PAGE – a resource directory of Quebec non-profits tagged by sector and geographic location.

Check it out and drop as a line at and tell us what you think!

The COCo and Commun-IT teams

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

COCo offering another free Innoweave Cloud Computing Workshop

COCo offering another free Innoweave Cloud Computing Workshop

COCo is proud to partner with Innoweave to offer another Cloud Computing workshop. This workshop will be conducted in English and French, on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at the Centre St-Pierre, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

The workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 2-3 (including key IT staff and board) members of community organizations to:

• Clarify the goals and requirements of their information technology systems

• Analyze the benefits and risks of moving some or all of their organization’s technology infrastructure to cloud cloud computing;

• Apply a proven methodology for identifying challenge areas, surfacing ideas on how to address them, and evaluating technology solutions against the selection criteria that they develop;

• Estimate the total cost of ownership for implementing a cloud-based or hybrid technology approach and conduct a zero-based budgeting exercise to distinguish between essential and nonessential activities supported by the IT budget; and

• Design a technology strategy that aligns with their organization’s mission, culture, and available resources.

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Community Events

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

Project 10 Seeks Board Members

• Want to help support LGBTTIQQ youth and have a few hours a week to spare?

• Interested in learning more about how community organizations work?

• Want to gain skills in financial literacy, organizational and policy development, labour practices and strategic planning?

• Interested in or have experience in fundraising?

Then join Project 10’s Board of Directors!

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English Conversation Groups

Interested in improving your oral communication skills? Join one of The Learning Exchange’s FREE English conversation groups! Sessions start Monday May 11th. Call 450-688-2933 ext. 3126 for more information!

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The 18th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference: “Aha! Moments”

Each year, YES invites business experts, thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs to share their stories and insights. The 18th Annual YES  Entrepreneurship Conference will feature a number of Quebec’s industry shakers and movers, along with ideas and strategies to spark your most innovative thinking and stimulate creativity to ensure your entrepreneurial success.

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For Us Girls: Brunch With Us

The Cote Des Neiges Black Community Association is launching “For Us Girls”, a new program for young girls ages 13-17. For Us Girls is committed to the acceptance, celebration and development of unique, fierce and daring young women. The community is invited to attend the first session on Sunday, May 3, 12-2 @ the Nelson Mandela Pavillion and every Sunday thereafter for the months of May and June.

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De-stress to Manifest Wellness: A one of a kind focus group

Calling out all second generation Italian women born from Italian immigrants to join us in a stress-free zone, to share experiences, identify common stressors, and learn practical tips to find inner happiness right within our busy lives.

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Camp Summer Space 2015

Register your daughter right now!

The YWCA Montreal presents a 3 weeks day camp experience created especially for girls aged 10 to 13. Camp Objectives: Improve Self-Esteem, Develop Leadership Skills, Thrive through Group Experience, Encourage Creativity.

Activities: dance, circus, theater and music, pool, artistic activities, dynamic workshops, outings and more!

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