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Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

22

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

07

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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05

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

02

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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Youth need community while living apart: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

01

Jun 2020

Youth need community while living apart: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

This blog post is the first of our #680millionreasons blog series. The series highlights stories of the vital role nonprofits play for community members. Nonprofits are collaborating and innovating to provide stability, a sense of community while people are living apart, and access to supports while families face some of the greatest economic, health, and social challenges in a century.  As Canada’s largest agency serving...

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Let’s seize the opportunity to build a care economy through decent work

20

May 2020

Let’s seize the opportunity to build a care economy through decent work

By Randall Terrada As nonprofits navigate the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector as a whole faces both uncertainty and opportunity as we move forward. On the one hand, we have seen rapid and coordinated responses from the public and private sectors. As writer Rachel Giese points out, “The pandemic has also revealed how quickly governments and corporations can act, how readily...

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Rebuilding communities through arts and culture – and decent work

20

Apr 2020

Rebuilding communities through arts and culture – and decent work

By Randall Terada Art creates the pathways that bring people together. It nurtures connection and builds community. And looking to the future, Ontario’s artists and cultural sector are re-engaging communities for an equitable, collective recovery from COVID-19. Workers, organizations, and funders alike are all stepping up. As WorkInCulture program manager Stephanie Draker reminds us, “Scores of artists and nonprofit arts organizations are leveraging digital platforms to bring...

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Nonprofits on the front lines of COVID-19

11

Mar 2020

Nonprofits on the front lines of COVID-19

*For our full list of COVID-19 resources, please click here.* Dear colleagues, Nonprofits are on the front lines of our communities- in good times, challenging times and times of community crisis. Dealing with a fast-moving virus-like COVID-19 is not and will not be an isolated incident. It is essential that our sector be prepared and lead by example. More than ever, it is important to...

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ONN becomes an  international ally

25

Feb 2020

ONN becomes an international ally

ONN is proud to be the first International Ally of the US National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits). Our work to create a vibrant and resilient nonprofit sector in Ontario is strengthened by the creative, collaborative and networked strategies and resources of the Council of Nonprofits and its 25,000-plus organizational members. Leaders from the Council of Nonprofits, including the Chair of the Board, Donna...

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The future of work must be decent work

25

Feb 2020

The future of work must be decent work

Originally posted on the Broadbent Institute Last year, we learned that since 1999, four workers died at the Fiera Foods factory in the Greater Toronto Area. One of those workers was Amina Diaby. She was 23, a Black woman, a refugee from Guinea and an aspiring nursing student that had only been on the job for two weeks. Her life was cut short by an increased use of temporary...

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