Tag: decent work


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

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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 sec tor 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...

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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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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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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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#TimeToLead: Enhancing Women’s Leadership Development

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Jul 2020

#TimeToLead: Enhancing Women’s Leadership Development

Written by: Ray Eskritt, Christina Labarca & Lauren Phillips This fall, three of Carleton’s Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership graduate students excitedly embarked on their Capstone project, conducting research for ONN regarding the state of women’s leadership development in Ontario. As noted by ONN, the need for supporting women in nonprofits is clear, with the sector being women majority, but not women-led. Our research indicates that...

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

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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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The future of work must be decent work

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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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Why pay transparency matters for nonprofits and workers

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Feb 2020

Why pay transparency matters for nonprofits and workers

Connect Nonprofit Jobs (Connect Jobs) was launched in 2014 to connect job seekers passionate about the sector with paid nonprofit positions. Members of the Ontario Nonprofit Network post their jobs for free and we promote them to our tens of thousands of supporters. Our vision for Connect Jobs is to be a platform that can help build a stronger and more resilient nonprofit sector.  At...

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Casting light on decent work opportunities for young nonprofit workers 

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Dec 2019

Casting light on decent work opportunities for young nonprofit workers 

Nonprofit leaders who see a role for younger workers in the sector play a key role in making that vision a reality. This view-from-the-top perspective helps youth make room for themselves, says Emily Cordeaux, manager of grants and evaluation with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  As part of ONN’s ongoing engagement with young nonprofit workers, we asked Cordeaux to speak at a luncheon for decent work...

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