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June 30, 2021
Pillar Nonprofit Network is currently hiring for two dynamic roles on our team to support the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network Project - a Project Manager and a Developmental Evaluation Lead. The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) is an Ontario-wide collaborative led by Pillar Nonprofit Network, alongside the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), SVX and NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE). The WOSEN partners have extensive... Read More
June 30, 2021
In April 2021, the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) celebrated one year of delivering programs to support women-identified and gender non-binary entrepreneurs from underserved and underrepresented communities . Since the program’s inception , the collective - Pillar Nonprofit Network, along with partners the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) , SVX and NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) - have delivered over 21 programs and served more than... Read More
June 22, 2021
NEWS RELEASE For immediate release London, ON, June 22, 2021 - A study led by researchers Alina Sutter and Victoria Esses at Western University’s Network for Economic and Social Trends on representation in the public and nonprofit sectors locally and across Ontario offers useful information to organizations and sector leaders aiming to diversify their senior leadership teams. The study is a follow up to the 2016 study Medianu and Esses... Read More
June 17, 2021
Content warning: Islamophobia; ant-Muslim hate; death On Tuesday, June 15, in the wake of the deadly attack on the Afzaal family, London's City Council unanimously passed an emergent motion directing City staff to: Work with the local Muslim community, the Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and stakeholders to help end Islamophobia and report back on the outcomes of that work, including the identification of a source of funding, if applicable,... Read More
June 16, 2021
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
June 9, 2021
Content warning: Anti-Muslim hate; death The deadly attack on the Afzaal family in London last week was an attack on our neighbours, our friends and, for some, our family. We are making time and space in our work, and on our team, for grieving. This was also an attack on our vision for an engaged, inclusive, and vibrant community, a city of belonging. And so there is work to be... Read More
May 18, 2021
Claire Crossley was a middle-aged woman with successful career, until she experienced a spine injury and a lengthy career disruption. Claire's injury and career disruption resulted in many additional challenges. Faced with losing her home and unable to find full-time work, Claire applied for social assistance and found no available career services for middle-to-late-stage career women. In response, Claire founded Next Chapter Career to fill this gap. What do you... Read More
May 18, 2021
Future transformation means systems change at root cause levels to deliver fundamentally new outcomes. In the book From What Is to What If , Rob Hopkins puts forward the idea that until we can imagine a bright future, it is tough to build one. Many 'professional Futurists' like Rob Hopkins argue that ordinary citizens ​need ​to stop waiting on think tanks and governments to lead the transition to a sustainable... Read More
May 18, 2021
Since 2012, Pillar has brought together thought leaders who are passionate about developing leadership skills and transforming communities. In 2020, fifty individuals joined Pillar on a leadership journey by partaking in the series Transformational Leadership: Leading From the Inside Out . We wanted to create a space where leaders could go to cultivate their ability to act with empathy, passion and creatively and renew their commitment towards their organization’s mission... Read More
May 17, 2021
Pillar is fortunate to welcome eight talented summer staff into the fold. We're grateful to have such a dynamic group representing a variety of educational backgrounds ranging from political science to business, nonprofit management, leadership studies and more. We welcome their fresh ideas and perspectives to our team and look forward to seeing their contributions over the summer. Get to know a bit about each of our summer staff below... Read More


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