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November 10, 2023
The London Search and Rescue team are trained professional volunteers that assist all police forces within 150 km of London, ON in the search for missing persons. We are the only volunteer ground SAR team in our area, and are 100% volunteer run. Each searcher on our team is trained in search patterns, missing person behaviour, psychology of survival, orienteering, map and compass work, GPS and Radio usage, evidence handling,... Read More
October 26, 2023
Woman playing guitar in a natural setting
London hosted the 2023 Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Conference. Almost 800 people registered for the four-day event. Making it 15% bigger than the last edition. This year also included a free three-day folk festival to include the general public. London lived up to its official designation as a City of Music this weekend... The Southwestern Ontario city is among the top in Canada for supporting and celebrating musicians. - London... Read More
October 18, 2023
LONDON, Ontario, October 18, 2023 -- Pillar and 28 of its member organizations have made a submission to a government committee calling for the reversal of planned cuts to Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) and a number of other improvements to the wage subsidy program that helps nonprofits deliver community benefits while supporting youth employment. Pillar is grateful for this opportunity to being our members' concerns to the attention of the... Read More
October 17, 2023
The Mary J Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic (MJW-CYDC), TVCC Autism & Behavioural Services, and Western Education has partnered to create an Autism Services Integration Committee in the Southwest Region! What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? This Autism Services Integration Committee stems from our partnership funded by the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services (MCCSS)... Read More
October 17, 2023
The Shoebox Project for Women is a registered charity that collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to local women impacted by homelessness across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. We aim to foster safe, supportive and inclusive communities by facilitating compassionate gestures of kindness between our supporters and local women experiencing homelessness. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in... Read More
October 12, 2023
Through a friendship based approach and an empathy driven outreach program, kindness and understanding are at the frontlines of 519Pursuit’s work. Our foundation is built on meeting community members facing poverty and homelessness right where they are. This kickstarts reintegrating vulnerable members back into a supportive, and inclusive community. Through friendship, we are able to support honest trial and error while walking alongside someone who is wanting to do better... Read More
October 6, 2023
Pillar marks World Day for Decent Work by signing charter and renewing call to the network
In the wake of a rise in Ontario’s minimum wage, still well short of a living wage in London and most other communities, and in light of new threats to the health and safety of workers in health care and education, Pillar is marking the approach of World Day for Decent Work by recommitting to the principles of Decent Work and calling our network to action.Read More
October 5, 2023
Thames Talbot Land Trust is a registered Canadian charity with a mission to protect, conserve, and restore nature within Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth counties, contributing to a stable climate, human wellbeing, and healthy habitats for all species. Our vision is to create a network of permanently protected areas that are rich in biodiversity, sustain life and nourish a sense of wonder and inspiration for all people. The Long Point... Read More
September 28, 2023
MEDIA RELEASE London, Ontario, September 28, 2023 - VERGE Capital, a leading impact investment fund committed to fostering local economies and communities, proudly announced the launch of its highly anticipated Breakthrough Fund II with a $1.75 million initial investment. This Fund marks a pivotal step towards empowering the vibrant communities of Southwestern Ontario and driving sustainable growth through strategic partnerships and impact investments. The Breakthrough Fund II is the third... Read More
September 26, 2023
As we prepare for the eleventh observance of Orange Shirt Day this year and the third time it has also been observed as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are struck both by the many ways we can learn and connect in community and also by the little real progress that has been made toward Reconciliation with Indigenous people. What we’re seeing is that there is still a... Read More


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