Tag: community


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

08

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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


Strengthening democracy requires building community: A taste of Democracy XChange 2019

13

Feb 2019

Strengthening democracy requires building community: A taste of Democracy XChange 2019

By: Teshini Harrison On a cold January afternoon, a group of us young and old followed Chef Ashrafi down the hall of Toronto’s Regent Park Community Food Centre, where we were instructed to grab an apron, a hair net and wash our hands before being put to work in the kitchen. This was how my experience of the Democracy XChange 2019 (DXC19) began. Founded by...

Read More


Stepping Up: Nonprofits’ and Charities’ Role in Welcoming Refugees

15

Dec 2015

Stepping Up: Nonprofits’ and Charities’ Role in Welcoming Refugees

he nonprofit and charitable sector has a reputation for stepping up in changing times and in times of need. We value and celebrate inclusivity; we open our doors and our programs and services to all in our communities on an ongoing basis. So the place we find ourselves now with respect to an influx of refugees is really no different – albeit requiring a more...

Read More