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June 21, 2024
Now is the time to champion community infrastructure, innovation, and engagement: an open letter to Mayor Morgan and all London City Councillors Dear Mayor Morgan and Councillors, We were dismayed this week to learn that that Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis and Ward 8 Councillor Steve Lehman plan to make a motion in the Strategic Opportunities Review Working Group next week , proposing to cancel funding for the City of London... Read More
June 20, 2024
LONDON, ON. June 20, 2024 - For the second year in a row, Pillar Nonprofit Network has partnered with the London Chamber of Commerce to showcase the transformational work happening in the nonprofit sector at the 2024 Business Achievement Awards. The response from the nonprofit community was outstanding, with 28 nominations received from diverse organizations across London. Of these, 19 applications were submitted for consideration to the volunteer selection committee... Read More
June 18, 2024
Shared learning agreements prompt us to reflect on the ethical dimensions of our organizational and community spaces. These agreements challenge us to consider critical questions: Who feels safe within these spaces, and who does not? Are our practices truly ethical and inclusive? By explicitly addressing these questions, shared learning agreements help to ensure that every meeting and event centers on creating a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment. As a network... Read More
June 11, 2024
We are excited to introduce our new summer staff who have joined us here at Pillar for Summer 2024. These talented individuals will be helping Pillar carry out its mission of enhancing the operational capabilities of the impact sector. Their diverse skills and passions will be invaluable in supporting our initiatives and contributing to meaningful change within our community. AMAN SAIGAL Aman Saigal joined the Pillar team on Monday, May... Read More
May 30, 2024
LONDON, Ontario, May 30 -- With the support of Pillar Nonprofit Network and other members, the Federal Nonprofit Data Coalition (FNDC) today issued an open letter in support of Bill S-279 , which aims to increase the available data about diversity on charity boards. Sponsored by Senator Ratna Omidvar, the bill, if passed, would require organizations to report the number of individuals on their board who are part of employment... Read More
May 21, 2024
519Pursuit first got involved with Pillar and Innovation Works through the Libro Social Enterprise Incubator program supported by Libro Credit Union. During this time, the idea of the 519Pledge for Socks campaign was imagined. Thanks to the connections made by being a Pillar member, 519Pursuit developed partnerships with the London Food Bank. RBC Place, and Youth Opportunities Unlimited to coordinate support for unhoused individuals. In 2023, 519Pursuit returned to Innovation... Read More
May 14, 2024
IGNITING HOPE is an organization that intends t o Support and Empower diverse individuals, including Children, Youths, Single Mothers, Women, Seniors, and those facing difficulties, through inclusive programs that promote positivity, wellness, and growth within our community. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? Comprehensive Support for Vulnerable Communities IGNITING HOPE is committed to providing comprehensive support to... Read More
May 8, 2024
Pillar Nonprofit Network is reimagining our membership program to better support equity, resilience, and sustainable growth in the nonprofit sector and better enable individuals and purpose-driven businesses to connect to that work. We see this as a re-think of Pillar’s role in connecting and convening the network for better impact and better cross-sector collaboration, the heart of our founding mission. Please take two minutes to review these ideas and then two more minutes to offer your own ideas in a very short Information for Action survey.Read More
May 7, 2024
Almost 8 years ago, we opened Innovation Works to unite nonprofits, businesses and individuals to collaborate and solve some of the community's most pressing challenges - together. Indwell, a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities, became a co-tenant at Innovation Works in 2019. They quickly got involved in community events and networking opportunities. In 2020, Indwell opened Woodfield Gate, a 72-unit building that offers affordable housing to some of... Read More
May 6, 2024
MEDIA RELEASE LONDON, ON. May 6, 2024 – “ The Unseen Commuters: Navigating Injustices In Urban Mobility ” booklet contains eight stories based on real life situations describing mobility inequity experiences of individuals stripped of fundamental human rights including the right to safety, freedom of movement and the right to live. Plus a fictional story of an aspirational future where life could be different for the better. During the book... Read More

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