November 2015 E-Bulletin

COCo Note

Will You Strike With Us on November 2nd and 3rd?

On November 2nd and 3rd, community organizations across Québec will strike as part of an ongoing movement against austerity and for an increase in funding and recognition for the community sector.

For the community sector, a strike doesn’t mean closing our doors: its means moving our resources and energy towards the collective struggle for the well being of our organizations.

COCo will be attending the demonstration on November 3rd, at 1:30pm, at the corner of Sherbrooke and University in front of Minister Couillard’s office. Will we see you there?  

We are more than happy to answer any questions you mights have about why COCo has decided to strike, what the strike is about in general, and how you can get involved.

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COCo Picks

Understanding Austerity

“Austerity” is being bandied around a lot these days, and beyond being about cuts, it’s not always clear what we’re talking about. We’ve collected a couple resources for people and organizations who are curious what austerity really means. The resources here are in English, are easily accessible, and go into details about the ways austerity affects individuals and organizations.

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9 Ways to Make We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible

9 Ways to Make We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible

Recently published on Everyday Feminism, we really like this “listicle” of 9 ways we can make social movements more accessible. Kai Cheng Thom writes:

“Social justice and feminist culture are incredible positive forces that can transform the way we see ourselves and the world around us…But sometimes those same activist cultures can be unnecessarily exclusive – and worse, inaccessible and elitist.”

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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

YES, in collaboration with the Quebec Employment Service Providers Roundtable presents the 13th 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 conference focusing on issues affecting you and your clients. Join us on Monday, November 30, 2015, for the 13th Quebec Employment Service Providers Conference featuring, the Public Service Commission of Canada-speaking on Accessing jobs for persons with disabilities as well as our keynote Louisa Jewell for a two part session on Building Resilience for Front Line Workers.

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Eval Pop: Regard Sur les Pratiques de Sécurité Alimentaire

Eval Pop: Regard Sur les Pratiques de Sécurité Alimentaire

 Eval Pop offre cette année un temps d’arret aux organismes, à leurs membres et participants pour:

• Illustrer, résultats à l’appui, la contributions des pratique communautaires à la sécurité alimentaire des individus et du mieux être de la communauté

• Échanger sur les meilleurs façons de s’y prendre pour mésurer les changements auprès des leur participants

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