About Us

Pillar Nonprofit Network strengthens individuals, organizations and enterprises invested in positive community impact. We support nonprofits, social enterprises and social innovators by sharing resources, exchanging knowledge and creating meaningful connections across the three pillars of nonprofit, business and government.

We believe that a connected network sparks collaboration and a willingness to lean on each other to help build an engaged, inclusive and vibrant community.



 


Mission

To strengthen individuals, organizations and enterprises that are invested in positive community impact.


How we deliver on our mission:
  • Increasing awareness of nonprofits and social enterprises as social and economic drivers
  • Supporting nonprofits and social enterprises to develop an inclusive workplace
  • Facilitating collaboration through a network approach that connects nonprofit organizations to each other and business and government
  • Finding new ways, programs and services to address our community's most persistent challenges


Vision

An engaged, inclusive and vibrant community.


2021 - 2023 Strategic Plan

The themes and objectives of our plan are as follows, with the full plan, including strategic priorities, shown in the figure below.

  • Equity in Action - To acknowledge our shared complicity in anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and all intersecting oppressions, and drive ourselves and our network to action.
  • Change in Action - To work together across sectors and shift inequitable structures and systems to create transformational change.
  • Recovery in Action - To promote an equitable and sustainable recovery that addresses the inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graphic depiction of our 2021 - 2023 Strategic Plan


About our 2021 - 2023 Strategic Plan

This plan charts a bold path towards creating transformational change, shifting systems of oppression, and helping to support an equitable and sustainable recovery. In this moment, in order to move forward as an organization and as a sector, we know we must do all we can to shift the systems that have maintained inequities, many of which have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a societal level we are all being called upon to confront problems of pandemic proportions, including colonization and anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Black racism, gender inequities, oppression and a climate emergency. 

We made a decision to shift our language, in this document, from a focus on inclusion to identifying the enduring forms of oppression that are fundamental to the struggle against racism and colonialism in North America. Using these as an entry point when confronting systemic discrimination will produce the greatest impact and improve outcomes for all equity-seeking groups.

We recognize that the violence and exploitation of colonization, slavery, and racial segregation have shaped Canadian society in ways that continue to harm Black and Indigenous people today. By explicitly naming anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism when we engage in equity work, we aim to address issues from an intersectional perspective that considers those facing additional barriers and focus our collective efforts to right past and ongoing wrongs. Read more about our strategic planning process here


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