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!

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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 […]

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.

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.

September 1, 2018


Updated Legal Information on Annual General Meetings


We Updated Our Legal Information on Annual General Meetings Over the last year, we have been working on updating some of our online legal information. Since we initially launched our legal information sheets for nonprofit organizations, there have been many changes to the best practices and legal structures in place for nonprofit organizations. The first […]

August 27, 2018


What is your conflict really about? The “Conflict Iceberg” Tool


Why do people have conflict? Being a third party to a conflict can be a confusing position. When people are angry and upset, they will describe their conflicts in ways that don’t make a lot of sense to those of us outside of it. In our work doing conflict mediation in nonprofit and activist groups […]

June 28, 2018


5 Things We’ve Learnt About Social Media at COCo


For the past three years, COCo has been investing more thought and energy into our social media presence, and this week, COCo hit 2,500 likes on Facebook. For an organization of our size and resources, this is a big milestone! In celebration, we thought we would share 5 quick tips that have helped us increase […]

May 31, 2018


An Anti-Racist Organizational Change Tool for Nonprofits


CommunityWise Resource Centre’s new tool addresses racism, inclusion, and diversity! Recently, CommunityWise Resource Centre created a very useful tool that addresses the importance of inclusion, diversity, difference, and equity and how these concepts can be used in the community sector and its importance. For those who do not know CommunityWise, it is a nonprofit centre […]

May 9, 2018


Myth-Busting About Non-Profit Work


Tituba’s Revenge is New-York based organizing collective, who describe themselves as “group of anti-capitalist nonprofit workers who are majority queer women of color”. Their work is in conversation with the important interventions over the last decade (plus) about “getting real” about the realities of the nonprofit sector (notably, the work of the Incite Collective, here). […]

May 1, 2018


Young Workers in Nonprofit Organizations: What we Know


Every year, we COCo tries to make a point of celebrating May 1st – International Workers’ Day- by talking about working conditions in the nonprofit sector. You can see some of those previous blog posts here and here.  Last year, Imagine Canada released a document that provided interesting observations about young people working in the nonprofit sector, […]


The “Problem” Woman of Colour in NonProfit Organizations


The “Problem” Woman of Colour in the Workplace A couple of years ago, COCo discovered an earlier version of this tool, which depicts a common experience for women of colour (and especially Black women) working in the nonprofit sector. The diagram, which was originally developed in the United States, really struck us. It spoke to […]

March 8, 2018


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