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Reflections on the state of Decent Work for Women in the nonprofit sector

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Mar 2022

Reflections on the state of Decent Work for Women in the nonprofit sector

Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month! Let’s take a moment to celebrate women and gender diverse folks across the nonprofit sector whose transformative efforts are helping to create a more just and equitable future for all Ontarians. We know that 77 per cent of the nonprofit workforce across Ontario and Canada consists of women workers. It’s with this staggering statistic (80 per cent...

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Prioritizing Black joy is central to Black wellness

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Feb 2022

Prioritizing Black joy is central to Black wellness

In a previous blog post, I wrote about acknowledging Black fatigue and centering Black wellness as necessary to advancing Decent Work for Black workers in the nonprofit sector. Prioritizing Black joy is critical to centering Black wellness and combating anti-Black racism.  Black joy can be understood as a form of rest. Clever Cruz, the founder of the Black Joy  Project states that “Amplifying Black joy is...

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A letter to the nonprofit sector on centering Black wellness and rest

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Feb 2022

A letter to the nonprofit sector on centering Black wellness and rest

Here, at ONN, I spend the majority of my working time thinking about, breathing in and strategizing around decent work and racial justice and Indigenous justice. Since joining the team in June 2021, almost every week, I’ve connected with nonprofit leaders and workers about embedding practices that support decent work in the nonprofit sector and trying to figure out how they can implement internal practices...

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Observations on how to advance decent work from Community Foundations of Canada

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Dec 2021

Observations on how to advance decent work from Community Foundations of Canada

This post was contributed by Andrea Dicks, President of Community Foundations of Canada, based on interview questions from ONN. Nonprofit funders, including governmental, non-governmental, and donors, have an important role to play in supporting nonprofit and charities to provide decent work – they can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. You spent formative years of your early career working in...

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Élargir le mouvement pour le travail décent d’ONN avec des organismes à but non lucratif francophones

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Nov 2021

Élargir le mouvement pour le travail décent d’ONN avec des organismes à but non lucratif francophones

L’été dernier, l’ONN, en partenariat avec l’Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario (AFNOO) et l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), a mené des consultations auprès des femmes travaillant dans les organismes à but non lucratif francophones. Dans des rencontres facilitées par Debra Violette de PGF Consultants, nous avons demandé à deux groupes de femmes – des cadres supérieurs et des travailleuses de première...

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Expanding ONN’s decent work movement with women working in francophone nonprofits

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Nov 2021

Expanding ONN’s decent work movement with women working in francophone nonprofits

This past summer ONN, in partnership with l’Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario (AFNOO) and l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (L’AFO), conducted consultations with women working in francophone nonprofits. Facilitated by Debra Violette from PGF Consultants, we asked two groups of women respectively – senior leaders and frontline workers – what their experiences were of working in the nonprofit sector. Find out what...

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Championing Decent Work

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Jun 2016

Championing Decent Work

Decent Work, as championed by ONN and a growing number of its members, provides us with a rallying cry to push back against the fraying of our labour market. In committing to and pursuing decent work, individual nonprofits can make important contributions to countering malpractices of work in our society. This is our opportunity to walk the talk and ensure that the passionate mission-focused objectives...

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Moving Away from a Culture of Can’t

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Apr 2015

Moving Away from a Culture of Can’t

There is a lot of pressure on community benefit organizations to be more “business like”. Some of this “business like” behaviour is really code for “be more competitive”, including approaches to labour force costs. On the surface, with governments looking for efficiencies and value for money, with donors and volunteers experiencing “fatigue” and with the “culture of can’t” looming large, it does seem that being...

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Reframing Leadership for Ontario’s Nonprofit Sector

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Nov 2013

Reframing Leadership for Ontario’s Nonprofit Sector

Why a Plan for the Sector? The community nonprofit sector employs over 600,000 employees and represents 2.6% of Ontario’s GDP. Like other work forces, it needs to recruit and retain skilled workers and leaders. Despite its significant socio-economic impact, the sector’s identity as an employer has only started to take shape. Since ONN’s earliest outreach with the nonprofit sector, a comprehensive approach to labour force...

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