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April 20, 2021
A new federal budget was delivered April 19, 2021 with good news for nonprofits, charities, and social enterprises in what Imagine Canada says "may be an unprecedented show of recognition for our sector." Some existing supports were extended and new targeted measures were promised. We've captured some highlights from Budget 2021: $400M for a Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) to help charities and nonprofits recover from the effects of COVID-19... Read More
March 2, 2021
By Silence Genti - Silence Genti is a member of the London Black History Coordinating Committee and founding editor of the upcoming black community magazine, Yebo! I've been thinking a lot about public good versus community good. Public good is a term used when talking about philanthropic organizations. It's a term that’s sometimes used when talking about the effect of government social and economic policies. I have a confession to... Read More
August 24, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twenty-Seven Area Eateries Get $1,000 Each in First Round of Grants from New London-Middlesex Restaurant Support Fund Businesses and nonprofits team up and serve up relief to area restaurateurs LONDON, ON. Aug. 24, 2020 – The new London-Middlesex Restaurant Support Fund has announced that 27 area eateries – 21 in London and 6 in surrounding Middlesex County – have each been awarded $1,000 grants to help with... Read More
August 5, 2020
To further support the local restaurant industry impacted by COVID-19, Club House® for Chefs and McCormick Canada has teamed up with five organizations to create the London-Middlesex Restaurant Support Fund. In partnering with Pillar Nonprofit Network, the Middlesex London Food Policy Council, rTraction and the Western Fair District, this fund offers up to $1,000 in grants to qualifying London-Middlesex-based, independent operators of restaurants and bars in need of financial assistance as they adapt their businesses through the pandemic crisis.Read More
June 27, 2020
Beecuz , a nonprofit organization founded by Lena Schreyer, is the main recipient of the $20,000 Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenge Two. Established in 2019 by a young female entrepreneur, Beecuz offers innovative, skill-based workshops and educational curricula to support youth with the tools they need to proactively address and care for their mental health. This critical need has emerged as youth and children are disproportionately affected by... Read More
June 9, 2020
Communities everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 — Southwestern Ontario among them. Along with crisis comes c reativity, and we are seeing countless acts of selflessness, resourcefulness and resilience in our communities across Southwestern Ontario. That’s why Libro Credit Union , Pillar Nonprofit Network and TechAlliance have partnered on the Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenges, to accelerate and scale select “Made in Southwestern Ontario” products, services and... Read More
May 20, 2020
We hope that you and your loved ones are staying well and are able to take time where you can to pause and find moments of peace. We know that saying this pandemic has been difficult for many of you, both personally and professionally, is an understatement. We have heard, and continue to hear from you, about the very real effects this has had on the viability of your organizations... Read More
April 27, 2020
Communities everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 — Southwestern Ontario among them. Along with crisis comes c reativity, and we are seeing countless acts of selflessness, resourcefulness and resilience in our communities across Southwestern Ontario. That’s why Libro Credit Union , Pillar Nonprofit Network and TechAlliance have partnered on the Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenges, to accelerate and scale select “Made in Southwestern Ontario” products, services and... Read More
April 23, 2020
We have seen the power of social enterprise to benefit people and the environment while creating jobs and supporting economic development. We know that this is a challenging time for people and businesses alike, and have heard that people are looking for ways to support social enterprises during this time. While many businesses are pausing and/or pivoting, many others are operating online or in unique ways. Here are a few... Read More
April 20, 2020
We see you. There you are, bringing your passions, your talents, and your wisdom to your community. As gifts. Yes, there you are, asking nothing in return, but taking away so much: connection, camaraderie, and a better community for having you in it. We see you now. Signing up to stand on the front lines with your special medical skills, or supporting the front lines with other special and critical... Read More

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