Online Non-Profit Toolbox

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

Search the toolbox by browsing the categories or by entering keywords in the search field below. Use quotes ” ” around more than one word to find an exact phrase. Scroll down to see the search results, as they appear below the categories shown,

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Thinking Through Your Hiring Process


As you might have noticed, we just went through a hiring process or two here at COCo! We had to think hard both about how to do them well, and especially about how to adapt them to happen virtually. We know we’re not alone in thinking through the difficulties of a hiring process; in fact […]

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December 10, 2020


We’re Closing for the Holidays!


COCo will be closing our virtual doors from December 18th to January 10th. We will be back on email and phones as of January 11th.  In the meantime, we hope that you all also get some well deserved rest!

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December 3, 2020


Help us launch the LabOA Social Innovation Hub


If you are a part of a community organization in the Greater Montreal area, we invite you to help the LabOA Social Innovation Hub bring the learning organization to life with your responses to this survey.   Facing the complexity and uncertainty of the current health and social crises, now more than ever, community organizations […]

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November 12, 2020


An Update On Our Services


During the past six months, COCo has received an unprecedented number of requests from community groups. We are grateful for this interest, and also reaching the limits of our capacity to offer all of services groups are asking for!  As a result, we are trying to refocus our efforts on the two prongs of our […]

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November 4, 2020




Video: Women and Femmes of Colour in Community Organizations


Meet Iman,  a Black woman working in a Montreal nonprofit organization. Her journey represents the journey of many women and femmes of colour who shared their stories with us.  Our infographic describing the experiences of women of colour in the workplace resonated with thousands of people across the globe. We wanted to imagine an alternate […]

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September 9, 2020


Including Indigenous Perspectives in Your Organization


We were really excited to stumble on the Towards Braiding project.  The project looks at the troubled terrain of non-Indigenous people or organizations trying to develop relationships with Indigenous people. It is led by Elwood Jimmy and Vanessa Andreotti with Sharon Stein. Table of Contents Towards BraidingQuestions for Non-Indigenous OrganizationsRelationship To Colonial GovernmentsMore Resources Towards […]

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September 4, 2020


Tools for Addressing White Dominant Culture


Last year, we worked on adapting a new version of the “White Supremacy Culture” document. We’ve seen a lot of other groups play around with this tool, including a new resource from Partners for Collaborative Change. Their document lines up the main characteristics of white supremacy culture and tried to imagine antidotes to those things. […]

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Our Pregnancy, Family and Community Support Leave Policy


One of our accomplishments this year was to rewrite our Pregnancy, Family and Community Support Leave Policy – which we shortcut to calling our “Care Policy”.  This policy builds on programs that employees are regularly entitled to like parental leave, or short term disability. The policy has a more full understanding of the care needs […]

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September 1, 2020


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