October 2014 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s October 2014 E-bulletin

COCo Note

A new approach to membership

At the last COCo AGM, our members adopted new bylaws with significant revisions in our membership definition. The objective in re-examining our definition is to forge a new membership structure that is more conducive to membership engagement.  To this end, we would like to invite groups to sign-up as COCo members. If you are a community-based not-for-profit group that believes in and supports COCo, and that values developing a meaningful relationship with us, we strongly encourage you to sign-up using our new bilingual online form:


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

Second Cloud Computing Workshop in Montreal

Are you interested in exploring how new cloud computing tools might help you better manage your information and communications? If so, you may be interested in attending an upcoming Introduction to Innoweave Cloud Computing workshop, hosted in partnership between Innoweave and the Centre for Community Organizations on November 10th in Montreal. Participating organizations will also be eligible to apply for a small implementation grant in January 2015 to engage a coach to help them with development following the workshop. To learn more about Innoweave Implementation Grants, click here. Applications are due by Friday, October 24th, 2014. Space is limited so sign up today!

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Applying for COCo Membership

Why this membership form? Read more about the reasoning behind why we changed our membership definition. Details about our membership criteria as well as some handy membership application FAQs can be found in our info-sheet.

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

Are we faced with a new wave of citizen engagement? Whether it is within global social movements or within a neighbourhood or city, some citizens are active and show a willingness to change things. Are we faced with a new wave of citizen engagement? Within this webinar, we will present different examples of citizen engagement and participation currently taking place

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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

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

Coaching Services for Artists

Coaching Services for Artists Individual sessions with a dedicated artists’ coach can be one-time, occasional or on-going in nature, and are intended to help artists define and attain goals based on short and long-term action plans.

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Help with Grant Applications that Include Research or Analysis

An experienced sociologist, Duncan Sanderson (Ph. D.), is volunteering to help community groups or social enterprises write grant applications for projects that, if funded, would have a research, evaluation, or analysis component. His e-mail is Duncan_Sanderson@yahoo.ca; and LinkedIn profile: ca.linkedin.com/pub/duncan-sanderson/0/398/163/

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Urban Hiking and French-English Conversation

Hike on Mount Royal and in the neighbourhood while practicing your French and English! We’ll walk, get fresh air and exercise, and have a weekly language exchange with neighbours! Just wear decent walking shoes – sometimes we’ll venture onto smaller trails! Rain or shine (we’ll adjust the route depending). This fall: beautiful colours, crisp fall air, and maybe we’ll even …

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October 1st Occupancy: 4 1/2-room flat in Lower NDG in Housing Co-op

HOUSING CO-OP SEEKS NEW MEMBERS THE VACANCY: The Co-op is located in the St-Raymond area (NDG) at a 15-minute walk west of the Vendôme metro station on the 90 and 104 bus routes. Available on October 1rst, the flat is an unequipped 4 1/2-room with two bedrooms (1 medium size, 1 small) and a double living-room. Presently the monthly members …

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