Tag: covid-19


Pandemic reflections: Change opens new doors

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Jul 2021

Pandemic reflections: Change opens new doors

Usually, nonprofit organizations find themselves reflecting on the past year — typically, 12 months — as part of their annual report or in preparation for their AGM. However, as time has felt fluid and disconnected since the pandemic started, I’m finding myself looking back over the last 16 months and wondering, “Did all that happen in the last year? How did time simultaneously pass so...

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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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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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Rebuilding communities through arts and culture – and decent work

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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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