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April 22, 2021
We are pleased to share our annual Impact Report for 2020 . The theme of our report for this past year is Recover. Remodel. Rebuild., which encapsulates how Pillar has and will continue to respond to the pandemic and its aftereffects. This past year, our first priority was to respond to the immediate needs of our members, the community and the sector. While doing this, we also turned our sights... Read More
April 22, 2021
At Pillar's Annual Community Connector on April 21, 2021, our past Executive Director, Michelle Baldwin shared two beautiful gifts of thanks to our network: an original poem she wrote called Weaving our Future Together , and a piece of art she commissioned from local fibre artist Kristy Cairns of Joy Fibre Art called Standing Still based on Michelle's poem. Standing Still will be hung at Innovation Works for all to... Read More
April 20, 2021
A new federal budget was delivered April 19, 2021 with good news for nonprofits, charities, and social enterprises in what Imagine Canada says "may be an unprecedented show of recognition for our sector." Some existing supports were extended and new targeted measures were promised. We've captured some highlights from Budget 2021: $400M for a Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) to help charities and nonprofits recover from the effects of COVID-19... Read More
April 7, 2021
For immediate release LONDON, April 8, 2021 - After an extensive nationwide search, Pillar Nonprofit Network’s Board of Directors announces its new Executive Director. “We are thrilled to announce that Mojdeh Cox will be joining Pillar as our new Executive Director, effective April 12, 2021. Mojdeh’s deep connection to our community and her commitment to bringing people together to address complex issues will profoundly strengthen and advance our new and... Read More
April 1, 2021
For Immediate Release Celebrating the Stories that Change Us Nominations now open for the 15th Pillar Community Innovation Awards LONDON, April 1, 2021 - Pillar Nonprofit Network is excited to announce the launch of our nominations for the 15th Annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards . Since launching in 2006, the Pillar Community Innovation Awards has become the largest community storytelling awards celebration in Canada sharing over 180 stories. This event... Read More
March 31, 2021
Pillar is excited to announce that Luis Patricio as the newest addition to our team joining us as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Cities Project Co-Lead for London. 10C Shared Space and Pillar have received $900,000 from Employment Services and Development Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program for the collaborative SDG Cities Project - A holistic approach to activating SDGs in mid-sized communities for long-term impacts. This multi-year, joint initiative will... Read More
March 31, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GUELPH AND LONDON TO RECEIVE ALMOST $900,000 IN FUNDING TO DEVELOP LONG-LASTING ACTION TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) 10C Shared Space and Pillar Nonprofit Network to launch SDG Cities project in Guelph and London to strengthen organizations and purpose-driven businesses actively using and contributing to the SDGs GUELPH, ON, March 31, 2020 - Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed... Read More
March 23, 2021
To celebrate the incredible impact that our outgoing Executive Director Michelle Baldwin has had on our organization and on all of the people she has touched, we asked you to share the important lessons you've learned from working with Michelle over the past 14 years. Thank you all for sharing your pages of memories; they have all been shared with Michelle. To capture all of your wonderful sentiments we reached... Read More
March 16, 2021
Michelle Baldwin, a visionary leader, purpose-driven community connector, mentor and change-maker, has stood at the helm of Pillar Nonprofit Network for over 14 years and even before that was engaged as a founding volunteer. During that time, Michelle ignited countless projects and community collaborations that have had a positive social impact in our community and region. Under her leadership, the impact of our organization has increased tremendously, growing to include... Read More
March 16, 2021
On March 8th, we partnered with TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario, Women in Communications and Technology London Chapter (WCT), All Women L.E.A.D., and South Western Ontario Angel Group (SWO Angels) to deliver Smashing Barriers: Dare to Rise. The experience, in celebration of International Women's Day, brought together 331 attendees to hear keynote Claudette McGowan, Global Executive Officer of Cyber Experience at TD Canada, and panelists Dr. Lisa Smith, Deputy Head of... Read More


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