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February 7, 2023
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Pillar Nonprofit Network is recommending to the Ontario government that Budget 2023 include targeted measures to help build a stronger, more resilient nonprofit sector, encouraging more effective cross-sector collaboration and more effective services for Ontarians. In January, Pillar Interim CEO Maureen Cassidy appeared before Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy to advocate for the nonprofit sector as part of Ontario's 2023 pre-budget consultations, citing local workforce data, our region's experience in... Read More
January 20, 2023
The first meeting of the Community Advisory Panel (the Panel) was held on January 11th, 2023. Panel members include representatives from community, philanthropic and social impact sectors (listed below). Each of the panel members has expressed personal and professional investment in ensuring the stability of Pillar Nonprofit Network (Pillar) through a time of governance and staff transition. The Panel has agreed on values of deep listening and transparency in alignment... Read More
January 10, 2023
As we look back on 2022, the Pillar Nonprofit Network team sends deep gratitude to each of you for your support of, and partnership with, our organization over the past year. In another year of unprecedented trials and challenges, we're grateful for all the ways you have showed up for us, for community, and for each other. We will continue to amplify and support you in the network. As we... Read More
January 4, 2023
Over 20 years ago, Pillar was founded based on the idea that it takes all of us to come together to solve the social concerns of our times. Our work is broad, but each of our programs is unified with a central focus on finding ways to support those who are on their journeys to leaving their community better than they found it. In the past five months, our organization... Read More
January 4, 2023
As shared in our last announcement on October 13, 2022, Pillar Nonprofit Network's Board of Directors has been working to establish a Community Advisory Panel to help steward organizational change and help us lead the organization through this next chapter. We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to participate as members of the Community Advisory Panel. Al Day, N'Amerind Friendship Centre Jennifer Martino, Crouch Neighbourhood... Read More
December 20, 2022
When the London Black History Coordinating Committee (LBHCC) was formed in 2002, the group had the goal to increase engagement in local Black History Month activities. The committee’s aim was to “engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting, and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region to educate, inform and uplift.” While the committee has successfully run engaging and... Read More
December 19, 2022
Stay tuned for more information about Pillar Community Impact Program applications for 2023 and view our 2022 program overview for more information about our impact. In 2022, Pillar announced a significant commitment to the social recovery of our community through the launch of the Pillar Community Impact Program (PCIP). We choose to pivot away from hosting the Pillar Community Innovation Awards on a temporary basis in response to the needs... Read More
December 7, 2022
Innoweave, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, provides up to $10k in funding to support your team’s capacity-building. Check out the Innoweave site to learn more and take your organization to the next level. Interested in applying? Contact Manager of Impact Consulting, Julie Forrester at for application support.Read More
December 5, 2022
The Libro Social Enterprise Incubator is Pillar Nonprofit Network's social enterprise support program funded by Libro Credit Union . This program is designed for community members in the late-ideation/early validation stages of their social impact businesses who are looking to develop and clarify their revenue-generating model for their organization. Through a 10-week workshop series, entrepreneurs participate in a cohort-based learning experience guided by Pillar's Social Enterprise Program Manager and Coach... Read More
November 30, 2022
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The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) is a province-wide collaborative composed of five social innovation and system change organizations led by Pillar Nonprofit Network in partnership with NORDIK Institute, Social Innovation Canada, and Social Venture Connexion with support from Lean4Flourishing. WOSEN is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Since its launch in 2019, WOSEN has... Read More


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