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September 22, 2021
SDG Cities is collaboratively developed and delivered by 10C Shared Space and Pillar Nonprofit Network. Through events, cohort-based training and applied research, SDG Cities will increase the number and strengthen organizations and purpose-driven businesses actively using and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lessons learned from SDG Cities can also be applied in other Canadian cities to make progress towards the SDGs across the country. SDG Cities... Read More
September 20, 2021
A version of this article, written by Mojdeh Cox, Executive Director was published in the London Free Press on September 17, 2021. The horrific legacy of residential “schools” and the paternalistic Indian Act are only two examples of the root causes of generational trauma haunting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. The complex systemic oppression imposed on Indigenous peoples in Canada is not a challenge of the past. Mass incarceration,... Read More
September 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The bike ride will officially launch programming for SDG Cities, a collaborative initiative between 10C Shared Space and Pillar Nonprofit Network that supports localization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in mid-sized cities. LONDON, ON, Sept 7th 2021 - On September 9th, Emily Hansen and Luis Patricio, SDG Cities Co-leads, will complete a 125km cycling route from London and Guelph to celebrate the launch of programming... Read More
August 30, 2021
Pillar is please to introduce our network to four new additions to our team. Meet Batool Banihani, Project Manager, WOSEN; Dawn Burns, Executive Assistant; Eleanor Gebrou, CityStudio Coordinator; and Roman Mechkov, Innovation Works Coordinator. We're so happy to have their fresh perspectives and incredible talents added to our organization . Batool Banihani, Project Manager, WOSEN Batool identifies as a change maker. She is a creative and engaging leader with a... Read More
August 24, 2021
In early 2021, 10C Shared Space and Pillar Nonprofit Network received funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to collaboratively develop the SDG Cities project . Through events, cohort-based training and applied research, SDG Cities will increase the number and strengthen organizations and purpose-driven businesses actively using and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lessons learned from SDG Cities can also be applied in other Canadian... Read More
August 23, 2021
LONDON, ONTARIO, August 25, 2021 – Pillar Nonprofit Network is excited to announce the 12 finalists for the 15th Annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards! Attendees at our Finalist Launch event will be introduced to the changemaking individuals and organizations who are investing in positive community impact in our region and will enjoy an inspiring vocal performance by Travae Wiliams . Since launching in 2006, the Pillar Community Innovation Awards has... Read More
August 13, 2021
Can redesigning the way business supports are provided unlock the potential of diverse women entrepreneurs? When Pillar Nonprofit Network, CSI, SVX and Nordik Institute set out to form the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN), we began with that question in mind. Our goal was to reimagine the entrepreneurship ecosystem to support women entrepreneurs from equity-deserving communities who are often excluded from traditional business supports. We knew that ending... Read More
August 11, 2021
Urgent help is needed for several First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario who are being evacuated due to forest fires. In alliance with Ontario Health, this response effort is being co-led by Atlohsa Family Healing Services and Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC). One of their greatest needs is to support these evacuation efforts for the Wabaseemoong First Nations men, women and children. These teams are working around the... Read More
July 26, 2021
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a framework of 17 goals intended to enable people and planet to experience shared prosperity now and for generations to come. The SDGs aim to help communities address systemic problems and make progress towards ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequity, spurring economic prosperity and protecting our natural environment. Through the integration of sectors, industries, levels of government and people, the... Read More
July 12, 2021
Content warning: trauma, hate, violence, racism At Pillar, we believe in the power of stories to inspire and motivate us in our pursuit of social good. Our new President and CEO, Mojdeh Cox has generously taken the time to share her own story and the personal and professional experiences that have brought her to Pillar today. Her story provides a first-hand account of the injustices in our systems and culture... Read More

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