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02

Jun 2021

5 ways your nonprofit can take action now to support Indigenous communities

The news of 215 Indigenous children killed in a residential school in Kamloops, the community of Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, is devastating. We grieve for these children, their families, and survivors, and the ancestors and legacies lost. Government-led colonialism has stripped Indigenous Peoples of their land, culture and belonging historically, and colonial violence remains a present reality.


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May 2021

The sector deserves better: Missed opportunities in the federal response to the Senate report on the charitable sector

Last month, the federal government released its response to Catalyst for Change, the 2019 report of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector. The government response, long in coming, is underwhelming and does a great disservice to the tens of thousands of charities and nonprofits that have stepped up during COVID-19 to meet the needs of communities. This is a missed opportunity for a...

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Three reflections on 15 years as a nonprofit advocate

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May 2021

Three reflections on 15 years as a nonprofit advocate

This article was written by ONN Board Member Myna Kota. Myna is the Public Policy and Stakeholder Affairs Lead at Casey House. She has more than 15 years of experience with both local and national nonprofits. You can view her original article here. 15 years ago, after a brief stint in the private sector, I started my first job at a nonprofit organization. Since that...

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A multi-ethnic group of toddlers are sitting on the floor and are playing together with toys while on a play date.

07

Apr 2021

Pooling risk and resources can help build a parental leave top-up fund for nonprofit workers

We have heard loud and clear that women are facing a triple threat when it comes to fair wages in the nonprofit sector: the care penalty, a gender discount, and limited benefits. Wages in the sector are lower compared to other sectors, despite the fact that our workforce is highly educated and experienced. In addition, women earn less than men, especially in senior leadership positions...

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Paid sick days can help us beat the pandemic

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Jan 2021

Paid sick days can help us beat the pandemic

Ontario faces an uncertain start to 2021, as cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, along with concerns over how to vaccinate nearly 15 million people. While the recently announced state of emergency will hopefully help slow infection rates, we  need stronger supports to ensure that people can afford to stay at home. Paid sick days would provide a more fair, equitable, and consistent approach to...

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Fostering organizational resilience and innovation in times of crisis: Literacy Ontario Central South

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Jan 2021

Fostering organizational resilience and innovation in times of crisis: Literacy Ontario Central South

Faced with the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, literacy organizations in Ontario have had to navigate keeping their programs running while also accepting the need to change how they operate. It’s a challenge Literacy Ontario Central South region has faced – and met – over the past year, while deepening support for staff, volunteers, and learners alike in the process. In late 2020, ONN met...

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Paid sick days can help us beat the pandemic

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Jan 2021

Paid sick days can help us beat the pandemic

Ontario faces an uncertain start to 2021, as cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, along with concerns over how to vaccinate nearly 15 million people. While the recently announced state of emergency will hopefully help slow infection rates, we  need stronger supports to ensure that people can afford to stay at home. Paid sick days would provide a more fair, equitable, and consistent approach to...

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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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