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December 5, 2022
The Libro Social Enterprise Incubator is Pillar Nonprofit Network's social enterprise support program funded by Libro Credit Union . This program is designed for community members in the late-ideation/early validation stages of their social impact businesses who are looking to develop and clarify their revenue-generating model for their organization. Through a 10-week workshop series, entrepreneurs participate in a cohort-based learning experience guided by Pillar's Social Enterprise Program Manager and Coach... Read More
November 30, 2022
Banner with a image capture of the cover of WOSEN's Equity Report
The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) is a province-wide collaborative composed of five social innovation and system change organizations led by Pillar Nonprofit Network in partnership with NORDIK Institute, Social Innovation Canada, and Social Venture Connexion with support from Lean4Flourishing. WOSEN is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Since its launch in 2019, WOSEN has... Read More
November 17, 2022
Organization/Business: The London Search and Rescue Team Short Bio or Organizational Mission: The London Search and Rescue team is excited to announce that our Fall Recruitment Class will graduate November 20 2022. This will increase our operational efficiency from 50 to 70 fully trained volunteer searchers. Our searchers are on call 24/7/365 to assist all Police Forces within SW Ontario. Each member will be trained on the following courses designed... Read More
November 1, 2022
Organization/Business: Childreach Short Bio or Organizational Mission: With 47 years of service provision in the London area, Childreach is considered a leader in parent support and continuing education for early years professionals. Since 1975, Childreach has offered early years’ educational programming at no cost, in a barrier-free manner. Currently, Childreach provides prevention and early intervention services for young families through EarlyON drop-in playgroups, Wild Child Outdoor Playgroup, parenting classes, and... Read More
November 1, 2022
Organization/Business: The London Environmental Network Short Bio or Organizational Mission: The London Environmental Network helps to protect our environment and build a more sustainable community by building participation, collaboration, and capacity in our community to co-create positive environmental change. Our vision is for London to be known as one of the greenest and most resilient cities in Canada. What do you want people to know about how you or your... Read More
October 28, 2022
On October 28, 2022, Pillar Nonprofit Network and the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board (WPDB) released new data showing that employers in the London region’s nonprofit sector have been facing severe human resources challenges, including greater difficulty compared to other employers in hiring and retaining qualified workers. Sector employers and advocates have long noted precarious work and wage disparity as challenges in the sector, and the findings... Read More
October 13, 2022
LONDON, Ontario (October 13, 2022) – Today Pillar Nonprofit Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Cassidy as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective October 17th, 2022. Maureen is currently a City Councillor for Ward 5 for the City of London, serving until the end of the current council session in November, and is not running for re-election. She has strong community connections, having served as Deputy Mayor, Co-Chair... Read More
October 13, 2022
Pillar Nonprofit Network extends our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to Tanja Kueneman, Interim Co-CEO and Co-President, and VP Finance and Strategy, who has announced her resignation from Pillar Nonprofit Network as of November 4, 2022. Tanja joined Pillar’s leadership team in 2021 as VP Finance and Strategy. Bringing with her 15+ years of experience in finance, financial reporting and audit, Tanja has made significant contributions to optimizing many important... Read More
October 11, 2022
With the opportunity to make a written submission to the pre-budget consultations in advance of federal Budget 2023, Pillar has endorsed the recommendations of Imagine Canada for broad measures that will increase the resilience of nonprofit organizations and our readiness to rise to historic challenges and those exacerbated by the pandemic. In keeping with our strategic priorities, we have also renewed our call to accelerate and expand anti-oppression work by funding initiatives that advance reconciliation and eliminate racism and hate.Read More
October 11, 2022
A logo for PROJECT 51 LONDON, featuring a check mark, and a banner reading PILLAR LAUNCHES MUNICIPAL VOTER ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE
In the wake of dwindling voter turnout in recent elections and our commitment to strengthening democratic institutions, Pillar Nonprofit Network is launching an effort meant to encourage people who rarely or never vote to cast ballots in the upcoming municipal election, October 24. Called Project 51 London, the initiative’s long-term goal is to increase municipal voter turnout in London municipal elections to greater than 50% by coaching community organizations to mount voter education pop-ups designed by the Democratic Engagement Exchange.Read More


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