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March 4, 2019
On January 23, Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network and Vice Chair of Ontario Nonprofit Network, presented at the Budget Consultation with Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek, along with over 50 other community members across the region.Read More
March 4, 2019
In light of recent changes to Pillar's membership program, we have made some shifts within our team to better support our members.Read More
March 4, 2019
We are thrilled to welcome Jasmine Ball as Pillar's new Executive Assistant. Jasmine comes to Pillar from Western University where she served as Administrative Coordinator for the office of the Associate Vice-President of Student Experience. This fall she joined the United Way in a temporary placement as a Sponsored Employee to coordinate and promote Western’s workplace campaign. Jasmine is inspired by plans, programs, and movements that strive to promote equity,... Read More
March 4, 2019
We are excited to announce a redesign of Pillar Nonprofit Network's Membership Program! For the past 17 years, Pillar Nonprofit Network has been supporting nonprofits to fulfill their missions and to connect the three pillars - nonprofit, business and government. We know there is more we can do to facilitate deeper and expanded connections so that we can lean on each other and share what we know. This includes expanding... Read More
March 4, 2019
Read Winona's story and learn more about Humane Society London & MiddlesexRead More
November 27, 2018
London is one of Canada’s leading social finance communities, where collaboration and innovation has already created more than $7 million in additional capital towards an inclusive economy. On November 21st, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a $755 million fund for social finance . An additional $50 million will be made available through an Investment and Readiness stream over the next 2 years. Social finance is the practice of making... Read More
November 15, 2018
Author: Dharshi Lacey, Director Diversity and Governance, Pillar Nonprofit Network Equality is a value proposition for any community. A community in which every member feels that they belong and has access to what they need is an ideal that few would argue with, yet we struggle to achieve, why is that? Equality is not a cost to a community it is what defines a successful community. The UN Sustainable Development... Read More
November 14, 2018
This research is part of Reimagining Governance, which is a collaborative initiative designed to advance new approaches to the governance of nonprofit organizations. In response to a changing environment, it aims to help nonprofit leaders to reimagine a more effective way to fulfill organizational governance, including its structures, processes and practices. Read more >>Read More
November 5, 2018
Yesterday, Lina Bowden, VERGE Capital provided her remarks to the Senate of Canada and a packed room of MP’s and supporters of the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy for Canada 5 . Below are her remarks. PANEL REMARKS AT THE SENATE OF CANADA Why Canada’s government should invest in social finance. October 23, 2018 I had the opportunity to share how our region would benefit from Canada’s Social Innovation... Read More
October 31, 2018
We are thrilled to welcome three new volunteers to the Pillar team and one student placement. Aruna Dutt, Rida Fatima and Caleigh Atkinson will be volunteering their time to help us with our communications and social media strategy. Darian Wrenshall has come to us from the Media & Public Interest program at Western and will be supporting our Impact Consulting team. They all bring many great talents to the table... Read More


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