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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Report

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Report Earlier this morning, the final report of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people was released, with a closing ceremony streamed here. In the words of the report itself, The truths shared in these National Inquiry hearings tell the story – or, more […]

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June 3, 2019

Should Your NonProfit Get an Advisory Board?

Occasionally, nonprofits ask us about the idea of creating an Advisory Board. The hope is that an advisory board would add wisdom, depth, and connection to their work. Equally often, however, community groups already have an advisory board, but when asked about it, shrug their shoulders and tell us it is not serving a clear […]

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May 30, 2019

Tools to Test Your Web Accessibility

We have given ourselves the objective this year of improving the accessibility of COCo’s online presence, as well as the accessibility of the websites we build for nonprofits. As part of this project, we’ve welcomed an intern who is doing a lot of heavy lifting. Hannah has been researching the different tools that exist to […]

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May 6, 2019

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

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