Tag: Ontario Nonprofit Network


The big unveil: A strategic plan to strengthen the Ontario nonprofit sector

05

Apr 2017

The big unveil: A strategic plan to strengthen the Ontario nonprofit sector

This year, ONN celebrates the 10 year anniversary of our grassroots beginning. With a research fellow, the indomitable Lynn Eakin, a visionary steering committee, an inspiring place to call home at the Centre for Social Innovation, and a founding issue (the good ol’ Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporation Act or “ONCA”), we had set the stage for a new way of organizing: a networked approach to public...

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Why our network needs access to our policy priorities

12

Apr 2016

Why our network needs access to our policy priorities

Here at ONN, we’ve always tried to make sure we let our network know about the issues, policies and projects we are working on. Using our website, social media, annual conference and other engagement opportunities, we share lots of information a lot of the time. However, as we think back on our journey so far we recognize that there is no one place to easily...

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Foundation House In The Making

28

Jan 2016

Foundation House In The Making

Originally posted on The Lawson Foundation blog, 23 January 2016 After some 18 months of conversations, deliberations, validation of ideas and most importantly testing of our sanity, Foundation House has just opened its doors at the corner of St. Clair and Yonge Street (Toronto). Given the buzz and interest, and as one of three partners along with Bruce Lawson (The Counselling Foundation of Canada) and...

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ONN Is Moving!

15

Jan 2016

ONN Is Moving!

We’re Changing Homes – From CSI to Foundation House Since 2007, ONN has been lucky to call the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) home. CSI gave ONN our start as an incubated project to mobilize sector leaders around the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). ONN has since transformed to a 7,000-strong province-wide network, rallying cross-sector champions around 30+ policy issues affecting the nonprofit sector. ONN’s success...

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Gratitude & Respect: A Farewell Letter to the Network

02

Dec 2015

Gratitude & Respect: A Farewell Letter to the Network

I am both saddened and exuberant to say that after 5 thrilling, singingly wonderful years in many roles as a network steward and policy lead at ONN, I am stepping forward to work with the Government of Alberta as a Foresight Strategist in the Ministry of Health. I believe it is a chance to make change in another essential sector! I make the shift with...

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