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Dreaming in Colour: FoodShare’s Paul Taylor on Building Decent Work and Confronting Anti-Black Racism

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Oct 2020

Dreaming in Colour: FoodShare’s Paul Taylor on Building Decent Work and Confronting Anti-Black Racism

As nonprofits face the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, ONN has sought out leaders in the sector to share their insights and experiences to help foster decent work and recovery. In this post, Randall Terada and Teshini Harrison spoke with Paul Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare, a Toronto-based nonprofit committed to food security and food justice. For him, advocacy and service work are...

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ONCA update

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Sep 2020

ONCA update

The Government of Ontario has introduced motion #89 in the Legislature. This motion extends the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) by another year, until December 2021. This was necessary because legislation is automatically cancelled if it does not take effect in 10 years, and the ONCA was passed in 2010 so would be cancelled if it was not proclaimed by December 2020. We have been assured that the ONCA is...

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Sustaining a culture of care for staff and volunteers: Community Literacy of Ontario

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Sep 2020

Sustaining a culture of care for staff and volunteers: Community Literacy of Ontario

Nonprofit service providers often face ongoing challenges trying to maintain services, balance budgets, and ensure their programs are reaching the right people efficiently and effectively. This year’s COVID-19 pandemic has intensified those struggles across the province. For Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO), supporting staff and volunteers plays a vital role in sustaining the organization – and the work of dozens of other literacy organizations across...

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Equity, power, and the future of the nonprofit sector

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Aug 2020

Equity, power, and the future of the nonprofit sector

When it comes to nonprofit governance, we need to be visionary. These are complex times that are shrinking or stretching resources, challenging organizations to do things differently, and presenting opportunities for innovation. Nonprofit leaders are beginning to see that the governance of organizations sits within a larger context of equity, power, and the future of the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit governance is not consistently meeting the...

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#TimeToLead: Enhancing Women’s Leadership Development

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Jul 2020

#TimeToLead: Enhancing Women’s Leadership Development

Written by: Ray Eskritt, Christina Labarca & Lauren Phillips This fall, three of Carleton’s Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership graduate students excitedly embarked on their Capstone project, conducting research for ONN regarding the state of women’s leadership development in Ontario. As noted by ONN, the need for supporting women in nonprofits is clear, with the sector being women majority, but not women-led. Our research indicates that...

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Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

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Jul 2020

Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

This blog post is the third of our #680millionreasons blog series. The series highlights stories of the vital role nonprofits play for community members. From isolation support programs for cancer patients to the doubling of phone service sessions for children experiencing mental health challenges, many nonprofit services are needed now more than ever before. But Increased demand and need for organization services are not being...

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A strong sector and economy requires the investment into women’s organizations

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Jul 2020

A strong sector and economy requires the investment into women’s organizations

As the pandemic and economic recession continue to destabilize communities across Ontario, women’s organizations in the nonprofit sector are struggling to stay afloat while providing critical services and employing women and non-binary folks. The sector, and more specifically the organizations pushing for gender equality, require a sector stabilization fund. Women’s organizations are critical to building a stronger sector and a stronger economy.  G(irls)20 is a...

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Jun 2020

Statement from the Ontario Nonprofit Network on Anti-Black Racism

Systemic racism exists in Ontario. This is unacceptable and this must change. The Ontario Nonprofit Network stands in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous and People of Colour colleagues and community members, and their loved ones.  ONN acknowledges the devastating impacts of recent events and the deepened grief and trauma on Black communities. ONN is committed to addressing anti-Black racism in a meaningful way and doing...

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8 tips to running your first online AGM from CAGP

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Jun 2020

8 tips to running your first online AGM from CAGP

Our Annual General Meeting usually takes place at a lunch plenary as part of our annual National Conference on Strategic Philanthropy. In March this year, it became clear that due to COVID-19 we would be unable to gather our members together in Regina in April. Following the flurry of dealing with the cancellation, and all that it brought to our small team, we turned our...

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