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July 12, 2022
Catalyzing positive community impact towards an equitable and prosperous future for people and planet has been at the heart of Pillar’s work even before the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were conceived. With the introduction of the SDGs, we recognized the importance of this global framework for measuring progress on sustainable development and its ability to bring common language to help our organization and the network to strengthen our collective... Read More
June 28, 2022
Organization/Business: Voice Of Men 360 Short Bio or Organizational Mission: Voice of Men 360’s vision is to provide positive, preventative, supportive ongoing services to improve gender relations, uplift the disadvantaged, provide life skills, and empower men and boys throughout Canada and the world. Our mission is to create a more peaceful and harmonious Canada by promoting positive male role models for boys and men. Collaborating with progressive men's organizations, NGOs,... Read More
June 27, 2022
Last July, as we reached a cultural tipping point in public recognition of the ongoing violence, inequities, and oppression affecting equity-deserving communities, I called on members of our sector to be radically accountable for their role in shifting systems of oppression towards more equity and justice. Since then, I’ve been encouraged by an outpouring of interest and support from those who are on their own personal and professional journeys to... Read More
June 23, 2022
Organization/Business: The London Search and Rescue Team We are a team of 65 volunteers trained in Search and Rescue techniques. We have a memorandum of understanding with the London Police Services, OPP and several other local police services and are the only ground search and rescue team located within 100km of London, ON. There is a demonstrated need for a volunteer search and rescue team in London, ON. The citizens... Read More
June 22, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE – For immediate release London, ON – June 23, 2022 – Empowering equity-deserving communities, fostering an understanding of equity, inclusion and anti-oppression, and reconciliation with the first peoples of this country are critical elements of community recovery. To support these goals, TD Bank Group (TD) and Pillar Nonprofit Network (Pillar) have partnered to launch the TD Zone at Innovation Works, Pillar’s thriving co-working space for social changemakers in... Read More
June 15, 2022
At our Annual Community Connector, Recovery and Joy: Holding the Balance we shared how the social impact sector and equity-deserving communities can prioritize joy, and both personal and community care as we continue to work towards building a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable future together. Read on for a summary of Mojdeh Cox’s remarks addressing why we must hold both joy and recovery in these times, along with a visual... Read More
June 15, 2022
After eight years at Pillar, we express our deep gratitude to Loredana Wainwright, VP Operations and Innovation Works, for her contributions as she moves on to new opportunities. Loredana joined the Pillar team in 2014 as a Social Enterprise Program Manager where she facilitated communication among partners and key stakeholders, promoting community engagement and advocacy related to social enterprise. In this role she helped to build and maintain the regional... Read More
June 14, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created one of the biggest refugee crises of modern times. To date, millions of refugees have fled the country in record numbers. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of June 1, 2022, the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine is 6.9 million. This mass exodus of people has been characterized by Filippo Grandi, high commissioner of the United Nations’ refugee agency,... Read More
June 7, 2022
Local organizations collaborate to reveal struggling care sector is having difficulty attracting, hiring, and retaining qualified workers. As a sub-sector of the nonprofit sector, the Care Economy is facing an especially challenging road to recovery with human resources challenges pre-dating and amplified by the pandemic. Now we have additional proof that these challenges are being felt urgently and locally. On Wednesday, June 7, Pillar Nonprofit Network and the Elgin Middlesex... Read More
May 30, 2022
Do you support an organization invested in positive community impact that could benefit from resources and support in the areas of equity, inclusion, anti-oppression; strategic planning; communications and impact storytelling; business planning; or board governance professional development? Apply for the Pillar Community Impact Program for a chance to receive consulting support customized to the needs of your organization. The Pillar Community Impact Program is designed to strengthen the core business... Read More


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