November 2014 E-Bulletin

COCo Note

William Dere. Photo: Chloe Gendre

Quebec on the move!: An interactive exhibition of official minority-language social movements in Quebec, 1960-2010 Quebec on the move!: An interactive exhibition of official minority-language social movements in Quebec, 1960-2010

Guest post by Chloe Gendre, Quebec on the Move! Coordinator

Last Thursday marked COCo’s first interview for Quebec on the Move: An interactive exhibition of official minority-language social movements in Quebec, 1960-2010. The project, funded by Canadian Heritage, and initiated by Lorraine O’Donnell and Kit Malo, will gather a series of video narratives on Quebec social movements from the perspective of social leaders who participated in the movements from 1960 to 2010. Together, this set of conversations will weave a historical, cultural, and personal account of alternative social movements in Quebec, allowing us to create a timeline of important elements of Quebec’s history over the past 50 years.

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

Interested in discussing democratic decision making in coalitions? Join COCo's “Just talking” event on November 11th!

Interested in discussing democratic decision making in coalitions? Join COCo’s “Just talking” event on November 11th!

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 work session around the issues of democratic decision-making that can arise in the particular context of community organizing within coalitions, to take place Tuesday, November 11th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the COCo offices.

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Netsquared Montréal event November 11th: Keeping Tidy Data

One of COCo’s Commun-IT Coordinators, Gabriel Bergevin-Estable, will be making a short presentation on Tidy Data for nonprofits at Netsquared Montreal on November 11th!

“Many groups must collect information for accounting, reporting to funders and members, for research or evaluation, and constantly accumulate more of it. This data can be maintained in different formats, obtained and archived using various processes and software which leave them more or less organized. The presentation will take a look at some of the principles of keeping tidy data which will encourage better archiving practices for later use, and will present services which groups can benefit from to this end.”

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Webinar (in French): Sommes-nous en présence d’une nouvelle vague de participation citoyenne?

There is still time to register for this webinar (in French), presented in collaboration with Communagir. The webinar will present different examples of citizen engagement and participation as well as what has provoked their emergence, what they bring to our efforts for development and what they teach us about the mobilization practices of citizens to bring about these changes.

Date: Thursday November 6th, 9:00 AM till noon

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Innoweave expression of interest deadline on November 15

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.

To become eligible, you must supply either an Expression of Interest (November 15) or have participated in one of the Innoweave cloud computing workshops (such as our next one on November 10th).

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225 minutes for $225 million: A Campaign against Austerity

This 17th of November, community organizations in Montreal will be Closed due to Austerity measures!

Everywhere in Quebec, community organizations will symbolically close their doors for 225 minutes on Monday, the 17th of November to denounce the difficult conditions in which they are being forced to work, and to call upon the Quebec government to increase their mission funding to $225 million.
The combination of austerity measures and cuts to different social programs will have a serious impact on the community sector and on the general population, who will have to suffer the consequences.

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Community Events

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Job Offers

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Other Community Postings

Green Standards offers free office furniture to Montreal-area non-profits

Green Standards Charitable Network provides not-for-profit organizations with donations of office furniture such as chairs, desks, conference tables, filing cabinets, workspaces, couches, kitchen appliances and much more. GSCN has a charitable donation project underway in Montreal, and is currently looking for charities and non-profit organizations in need of gently used furniture, completely free and with delivery at no cost. GSCN has placed more than $12 million in furniture and supplies with non-profit organizations across North America.

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Support Imagine Canada’s Stretch Tax Credit Proposal

Every day, charities make life better and the demand for their services is growing rapidly. Canadians overwhelmingly believe charities are important and are looking more and more to charities to make communities great places to live, work, learn, and play. Donations, however, which play an important part in the equation, have stagnated. More than half of donors say they would increase their giving if there were better tax incentives. So let’s reverse the donation trend by providing Canadians an extra incentive to stretch their giving.

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YES, in collaboration with the Quebec Employment Service Providers Roundtable presents the 12th Annual Quebec Employment Service Providers Conference

If you are a career or employment counsellor and provide English-language services, you will not want to miss this full-day conference focusing on issues affecting you and your clients. Tuesday November 25, 2014, YES in collaboration with the Quebec Employment Service Providers Roundtable presents the 12th Annual Quebec Employment Service Providers Conference at the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave. in Westmount, Quebec.

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