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March 23, 2022
Member Moment: Good Neighbors Canada, Ukraine Crisis Appeal Good Neighbors Canada is a registered charity and part of an international non-profit that specializes in global development projects and children's rights, empowering people to achieve self-reliance. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? We help communities worldwide find ways to make positive and sustainable changes. What are you working... Read More
March 15, 2022
On February 23, Pillar and the London Black History Coordinating Committee came together to host a panel discussion at Innovation Works called No Going Back. This panel conversation brought together Greg Frankson, Editor of AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets , Carl Cadogan, Chair of the London Black History Coordinating Committee and host Nicole Kaniki, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation at University of Toronto. The... Read More
March 8, 2022
With contributions from Rachel Berdan, Dawn Burns, Mojdeh Cox and Dharshi Lacey Propelled by our strategic plan that calls us to operationalize equity, recovery and change in action, Pillar’s women-led leadership team is embarking on a journey to implement a shared leadership model across our organization. This model is critical to helping us make the internal shifts required to act out our strategic plan and connects across all areas of... Read More
March 4, 2022
Last week, Pillar Nonprofit Network made a written submission for the pre-budget consultation in advance of the upcoming federal budget. In alignment with policy priorities identified by our members, Pillar’s strategic plan, and the federal advocacy of Imagine Canada, we advanced five key recommendations: Invest in organizations that deliver community services and government priorities; Make regulatory changes that likewise increase the capacity of social purpose organizations; Accelerate and expand anti-oppression... Read More
January 26, 2022
“Can’t stop. Won’t stop.” Pillar staff had the opportunity this week to attend and observe the AGM of a member organization, and these were the words of its executive director, a firm commitment to move forward relentlessly in the face of extraordinary challenges. Can’t stop. Won’t stop. It’s how we feel about advocating for our sector, our member organizations, our team and the communities and people that all of us... Read More
January 24, 2022
Member Moment: Over 55 —50/50 draw fundraiser Short Bio or Organizational Mission: Since 1986, we have supported our seniors by providing services that help them age safely in place. During the pandemic, our clients have relied on us for grocery delivery, rides to medical appointments, essential home repairs and more. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? We... Read More
January 10, 2022
RRAI is a community initiative, incorporated as a registered charity, aimed at spreading legal, financial, and cultural awareness to the Ontario community. We conduct public awareness campaigns based on the identified needs of the Ontario community to educate the targeted groups about their rights and responsibilities with respect to Canadian laws, regulations, finances, and culture to fill the gaps in important daily life issues which are not provided by most... Read More
December 8, 2021
The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) has released their Interim Report capturing the story of WOSEN, from launch to mid-way through its three-and-a-half-year initiative (2019-2023). The collective goal of the project is to create a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem across Ontario that supports the development of women-owned and women-led* ventures that have a positive social and environmental impact, building a prosperous and resilient economy for all in Ontario. To... Read More
December 7, 2021
December can be a joyous, festive time of year for many. It’s also a time to reflect on the year behind us and to think about those who continue to have limited access to resources and support. While some of us enjoy time with family and friends, good food and a warm fire to ring in the new year, there are others who will experience stress, hardship and disconnection from... Read More
December 1, 2021
Pillar is happy to welcome three new colleagues and we are thrilled to add their extensive talents and expertise to the team. Please join us in welcoming Farzana Chohan and Salim Rocha who join us as Impact Consulting Associates, and Tanja Kueneman who joins us as Director of Finance. Farzana Chohan, Impact Consulting Associate Farzana is a subject matter expert, a leader — through her work in Architecture, Leadership in... Read More


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