May 2017 E-Bulletin

COCo Note

Here's What We Know About How Community Groups Use Technology in Quebec

Here’s What We Know About How Community Groups Use Technology in Quebec

Commun-IT, COCo’s own community technology wing, just wrapped up an exciting survey process where we asked organizations  across Quebec to help us better understand the ICT needs of the community sector. We wanted to share our our learning, and our reflections, on these areas, because thinking ahead about good training, strategy, and long term integration and maintenance of IT and communication tools can really help organizations fulfill their missions. We hope it’s useful!

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You're Invited to Diversité d'Abord!

You’re Invited to Diversité d’Abord!

After months of research and preparation, we are ready to announce Diversité d’Abord, our day of reflection and training on racism and colonialism in Quebec’s community sector. Spots are limited, so register fast! In fact, we filled up in the first week, and we have just opened another 15 spots for our e-bulletin subscribers. 

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3 Practices Non Profits Need to Change if We Want Fair Wages

3 Practices Non Profits Need to Change if We Want Fair Wages

Throughout the month of May, we will posting articles and information about labour practices in nonprofits. To get started, we’ve reposted this blog article from last year’s series! 

This week, as has happened before, I got a phone call with one of my favourite questions: do non-profits really have to follow the labour standards act? To translate this question more bluntly: does the law really apply to us?

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We're Hiring a Trainer/Facilitator!

We’re Hiring a Trainer/Facilitator!

As part of a collaboration with Centraide du Grand Montreal, COCo is organizing a series of workshops, networking events, and peer learning spaces for community organizations. We are looking for a trainer/facilitator to lead the development and implementation of this project.

This training and workshop facilitator position is a 30 hours/week, at $29.29/hour and will start at the beginning of June 2017, for a one year contract (June 2018). Other benefits include working in a flexible, horizontal and  non-traditional work environment.  

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Community Organizations Can Now Apply to Be a Part of a Collective Health Insurance Plan

Community Organizations Can Now Apply to Be a Part of a Collective Health Insurance Plan

It’s no secret that the community sector in Quebec is dogged with high employee turnover, slowing project momentum and putting a strain on groups’ HR capacity. Many community workers, torn between their desire to work and act in collective solidarity and contribute to the common good, and rising pressures on family and health with advancing age, opt for better stability and benefits in the institutional or business sector, to the detriment of community groups who are left dealing with an exodus of talented and competent employees.

The good news it that for the last several years, a coalition has been working to create a collective health insurance plan for community sector employees, and the project has finally been approved. Your organizations can now write in and find out what plans are available, at what cost. Dubbed the ACOCQ, or Assurance collective pour les organismes communautaires du Québec. While you’re at it, if you haven’t signed up for a similar scheme for pension plans, now is the time.

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Come Talk With Us About Your Experiences of Racism in the Community Sector

Come Talk With Us About Your Experiences of Racism in the Community Sector

COCo will be hosting a series of focus groups for racialised community workers, allowing us to gather  nuanced information about your experiences for our ongoing research project on race in the sector.  If you are interested, please email emilyyc@coco-net.org.

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Job Offers

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