Search Results for: Accessibility Resources


Mar 2016

Raising the Curtain on Accessibility: Resources from the performing arts

Image: Blind patrons among the audience enjoying audio described performance of Bethune at Factory Theatre  Over the last year, ONN has been sharing accessibility resources from across Ontario through the EnAbling Nonprofits project. Sharing knowledge and putting accessible practices in place doesn’t just help us comply with accessibility laws, it strengthens our relationships with other nonprofits and our communities. In October, Rose and I joined the...

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Dec 2015

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: DANI Toronto champions employment and accessibility

  Here’s something that we know for sure: the nonprofit sector is a leader in advocating for diverse communities. In 2006, DANI (Developing and Nurturing Independence) was created on this premise. Championed by parents of children with disabilities, DANI started as a parent to parent advocacy group and became an incorporated, non-for-profit organization. The organization creates opportunities for young adults with physical and/or cognitive challenges...

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Sep 2015

Fully Integrated: Reach for the Rainbow teaches us a few things about accessibility

The nonprofit sector is positioned to champion accessibility. Many organizations work with persons with disabilities as part of their core mandate, and most nonprofits consider how their work contributes to inclusive communities. As a part of our EnAbling Nonprofits initiative, ONN is highlighting nonprofits that not only meet their accessibility compliance requirements, but go above-and-beyond to lead a culture of accessibility within their organizations and...

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Jun 2019

Going beyond grants: Alternative financing for your cash flow crunch

By Rebecca Waterhouse and Beth Coates, Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) Getting the credit you deserve as a nonprofit is not easy. Nonprofits have a hard time accessing the same financial tools that for-profit businesses routinely rely on to manage and scale operations. In 2019, the need for funds to stabilize cash flow is real; fundraising is increasingly precarious, grant funding can be piecemeal, and...

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Jan 2019

Provincial Budget 2019

On April 11, the provincial government released its 2019 budget. Here are ONN’s perspective and views from the nonprofit sector. Read ONN’s Ontario 2019 Expenditure Estimates Analysis Read the Ontario 2019 Budget here Read more about Bill 100, the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget implementation bill) here The Ontario government released the 2019 budget on April 11, its first since taking office last June....

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Dec 2016

Time to roll up our sleeves and lead

As with many in the nonprofit sector here in Canada, over the last month our team has watched our US nonprofit counterparts struggle with what the new administration will mean for their organizations, their communities and the role of the nonprofit sector in the country. As public benefit organizations, we are closely connected to communities with an ear to the ground – seeing firsthand when...

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