Toolbox

The COCo Toolbox is a collection of practical tools for community groups and nonprofits in Quebec. Other resources can be found on our social media, on our blog, or on the French side of this toolbox. If your organization has a resource you would like to add to the toolbox, just let us know!

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The New Political Activities Rules for Charities


As some of you may know, the Federal government has recently changed the rules around political activities for registered charities. Imagine Canada put a webinar about understanding what those changes mean, and have graciously shared the webinar content with us. You can watch the webinar presentation at this link. Highlights of the New Political Activities […]

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April 1, 2019


What is a progressive discipline policy?


A progressive discipline policy is a core building block of an HR policy for any nonprofit organization. Although it isn’t a very sexy topic, we often hear from organizations who are trying to address performance issues on their team and have no established process or policy to do so. If you are in this situation, […]

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Lea Roback Foundation Scholarships


The Lea Roback Foundation seeks to promote education as a means for the self-realization and emancipation of everyone and to financially support women who wish to further their education. 2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIPS People who are eligible Women, who live in the Province of Quebec, who have financial needs and who are socially committed. Amount of the scholarships General […]

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March 12, 2019


How’s your psychological and sexual harassment policy coming along?


Psychological and Sexual Harassment Policies in Quebec As most of you are probably aware, all nonprofits in Quebec are required to have a psychological and sexual harassment policy in place as of January 1st. That said, we know many of you (like us!) have been scrambling to get this together. To be more specific, nonprofits are […]

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February 7, 2019


A funding opportunity for placemaking projects in Montreal!


The first ateliers/C of 2019 allowed our network of community groups to meet the people of  La Pépinière | Espace collectif, a nonprofit dedicated to building more participative cities: specifically, developing urban spaces that can become public, collective spaces used by citizens and the community at large. La Pépinière showcased their new project, Vivace, which has launched a call […]

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February 5, 2019


Canadian Donations to Charity are Declining


A couple of weeks ago, Canada Helps and Imagine Canada released a report on trends in “charitable giving” (i.e. donations to charities) among Canadians. You can download the full report here, and in the meantime, here are some interesting highlights according to us! Donation Rates and Amounts Are Going Down The main finding in the […]

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December 2, 2018


The Oppression Tree: Facilitation Tool


The Oppression Tree Tool The “oppression tree” is a metaphor COCo uses in our anti-oppression training with community organizations. Over the years, it has spread around the city, and we are excited to see more and more people using it! In this metaphor, The leaves and the branches are the outcomes and impacts of oppression. For […]

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November 6, 2018


Merging Organizations: 6 Insights from the Depot Community Food Centre


The NDG Food Depot Story In 2015, three organizations in Montreal West merged to create one of the leading Canadian organizations in food security. Together, the NDG Food Depot, Boite à Lunch and Action Communiterre became The Depot Community Food Centre. Since then, the Depot was the first organization in Quebec to be recognized Good […]

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November 1, 2018


Applying for Charitable Status


What is charitable status, who can benefit from it, and in what ways? This info sheet provides an introduction to some of the pros and cons and processes around qualifying and applying for charitable status, maintaining it and benefiting from it.

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September 17, 2018


Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings


COCo reviews some of the legal requirements for AGMs and SGMs, and highlights how general meetings can play an important role in engaging our members and maintaining the health of our organizations.

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September 1, 2018


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