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August 13, 2021
Can redesigning the way business supports are provided unlock the potential of diverse women entrepreneurs? When Pillar Nonprofit Network, CSI, SVX and Nordik Institute set out to form the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN), we began with that question in mind. Our goal was to reimagine the entrepreneurship ecosystem to support women entrepreneurs from equity-deserving communities who are often excluded from traditional business supports. We knew that ending... Read More
August 11, 2021
Urgent help is needed for several First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario who are being evacuated due to forest fires. In alliance with Ontario Health, this response effort is being co-led by Atlohsa Family Healing Services and Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC). One of their greatest needs is to support these evacuation efforts for the Wabaseemoong First Nations men, women and children. These teams are working around the... Read More
July 26, 2021
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a framework of 17 goals intended to enable people and planet to experience shared prosperity now and for generations to come. The SDGs aim to help communities address systemic problems and make progress towards ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequity, spurring economic prosperity and protecting our natural environment. Through the integration of sectors, industries, levels of government and people, the... Read More
July 12, 2021
Content warning: trauma, hate, violence, racism At Pillar, we believe in the power of stories to inspire and motivate us in our pursuit of social good. Our new Executive Director, Mojdeh Cox has generously taken the time to share her own story and the personal and professional experiences that have brought her to Pillar today. Her story provides a first-hand account of the injustices in our systems and culture today... Read More
June 30, 2021
Pillar Nonprofit Network is currently hiring for two dynamic roles on our team to support the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network Project - a Project Manager and a Developmental Evaluation Lead. The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) is an Ontario-wide collaborative led by Pillar Nonprofit Network, alongside the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), SVX and NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE). The WOSEN partners have extensive... Read More
June 30, 2021
In April 2021, the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) celebrated one year of delivering programs to support women-identified and gender non-binary entrepreneurs from underserved and underrepresented communities . Since the program’s inception , the collective - Pillar Nonprofit Network, along with partners the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) , SVX and NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) - have delivered over 21 programs and served more than... Read More
June 22, 2021
NEWS RELEASE For immediate release London, ON, June 22, 2021 - A study led by researchers Alina Sutter and Victoria Esses at Western University’s Network for Economic and Social Trends on representation in the public and nonprofit sectors locally and across Ontario offers useful information to organizations and sector leaders aiming to diversify their senior leadership teams. The study is a follow up to the 2016 study Medianu and Esses... Read More
June 17, 2021
Content warning: Islamophobia; ant-Muslim hate; death On Tuesday, June 15, in the wake of the deadly attack on the Afzaal family, London's City Council unanimously passed an emergent motion directing City staff to: Work with the local Muslim community, the Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and stakeholders to help end Islamophobia and report back on the outcomes of that work, including the identification of a source of funding, if applicable,... Read More
June 16, 2021
Pillar is delighted to have the Canada Life Young Leaders program on our menu of programs and services. Pillar has a strong commitment to diversity in leadership, youth volunteerism and board governance education, making this program a natural fit with our other diversity and governance initiatives. This partnership with Young London and sponsored by Canada Life provides young people in our community with a unique leadership opportunity. The program matches... Read More
June 9, 2021
Content warning: Anti-Muslim hate; death The deadly attack on the Afzaal family in London last week was an attack on our neighbours, our friends and, for some, our family. We are making time and space in our work, and on our team, for grieving. This was also an attack on our vision for an engaged, inclusive, and vibrant community, a city of belonging. And so there is work to be... Read More

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