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August 5, 2020
To further support the local restaurant industry impacted by COVID-19, Club House® for Chefs and McCormick Canada has teamed up with five organizations to create the London-Middlesex Restaurant Support Fund. In partnering with Pillar Nonprofit Network, the Middlesex London Food Policy Council, rTraction and the Western Fair District, this fund offers up to $1,000 in grants to qualifying London-Middlesex-based, independent operators of restaurants and bars in need of financial assistance as they adapt their businesses through the pandemic crisis.Read More
August 4, 2020
Pillar is delighted to have the Canada Life Young Leaders program on our menu of programs and services. Pillar has a strong commitment to diversity in leadership, youth volunteerism and board governance education, making this program a natural fit with our other diversity and governance initiatives. This partnership with Young London and sponsored by Canada Life provides young people in our community with a unique leadership opportunity. The program matches... Read More
August 4, 2020
Last August, a grant from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario enabled Pillar Nonprofit Network, along with partners the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) , SVX and NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) , to launch an ambitious project to support and develop women social entrepreneurs – the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN). WOSEN offers a suite of programs for... Read More
July 20, 2020
As nonprofits and social enterprises navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are a number of key issues leaders should be thinking about, as well as steps they can take to not only react to severe financial shocks now but also reshape their finances and plan for recovery. The uncertainties of the current environment serve as a powerful reminder to decision-makers of the need for risk management and crisis planning. Organizations... Read More
July 8, 2020
LONDON, ON – With London’s post-secondary institutions moving many courses online for the upcoming fall semester, and potentially the entire school year, COVID-19 is changing the student experience in unprecedented ways. CityStudio London enables students to remain engaged with the London community, even as many will be studying from their hometowns. CityStudio London works with city staff and post-secondary school faculty to create and integrate city projects into the faculty’s... Read More
July 8, 2020
By Eaman Fahmy, Inclusive Program Designer, Pillar Nonprofit Network, ALLY acronym attributed to Kayla Reed on Twitter At this tipping point in history, those of us who possess power and privilege are being called upon to act. But before action, we must first pause and reflect. We must reflect upon how we operate at the intersection of complex identities, and how those identities are attached to different privileges in different... Read More
June 30, 2020
For many, the toughest leadership test is now looming: how to adapt your nonprofit or social enterprise in these uncertain and rapidly changing times. Many community-based organizations are in the midst of responding to COVID-19, and we are now preparing for the recovery phase. While we don’t yet know the full extent of the virus’ impact on our communities, uncertainty is the new standard. Whether you are currently operating at... Read More
June 27, 2020
Beecuz , a nonprofit organization founded by Lena Schreyer, is the main recipient of the $20,000 Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenge Two. Established in 2019 by a young female entrepreneur, Beecuz offers innovative, skill-based workshops and educational curricula to support youth with the tools they need to proactively address and care for their mental health. This critical need has emerged as youth and children are disproportionately affected by... Read More
June 17, 2020
As talks turn to reopening the economy across Ontario, and how we will rebuild as a sector, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide insight into our plans and process moving forward. While we acknowledge that there are many individuals and organizations still very much in the response stage of this crisis, there are also growing numbers in the impact sector who are looking towards a reimagined future. We... Read More
June 9, 2020
Communities everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 — Southwestern Ontario among them. Along with crisis comes c reativity, and we are seeing countless acts of selflessness, resourcefulness and resilience in our communities across Southwestern Ontario. That’s why Libro Credit Union , Pillar Nonprofit Network and TechAlliance have partnered on the Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenges, to accelerate and scale select “Made in Southwestern Ontario” products, services and... Read More


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