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April 23, 2020
We have seen the power of social enterprise to benefit people and the environment while creating jobs and supporting economic development. We know that this is a challenging time for people and businesses alike, and have heard that people are looking for ways to support social enterprises during this time. While many businesses are pausing and/or pivoting, many others are operating online or in unique ways. Here are a few... Read More
April 20, 2020
We see you. There you are, bringing your passions, your talents, and your wisdom to your community. As gifts. Yes, there you are, asking nothing in return, but taking away so much: connection, camaraderie, and a better community for having you in it. We see you now. Signing up to stand on the front lines with your special medical skills, or supporting the front lines with other special and critical... Read More
April 16, 2020
We are excited to welcome Siham Elkassem, Jennifer McIntosh and Alexander Summers to Pillar Nonprofit Network's Board of Directors! Siham Elkassem Siham Elkassem is a Child and Family Therapist for the Community Services team at Vanier Children’s Services. She is an active Muslim community member in London, assisting in many projects that help to build capacity from within her community. Siham is currently pursuing her PhD at Memorial University, in... Read More
April 3, 2020
Thank you! Last week we sent out a survey to take the pulse of the membership and your response was everything. We had greater than 200 responses - most of them in the first 24 hours - and so we were able to understand quickly the challenges facing our diverse network in that moment: we felt grief for the communities you love; uncertain futures for the teammates you cherish; and... Read More
March 31, 2020
NEWS RELEASE LONDON, April 1, 2020 - Over the past 14 years, the Pillar Community Innovation Awards has been shining a light on the good happening in our community to call others to action. While it may seem hard to find the bright spots in this current situation, we have been inspired by the collective action of our community to aid and protect those most at risk. “I am encouraged... Read More
March 18, 2020
Updated March 30, 2020 - A message from Pillar Nonprofit Network’s Executive Director To our entire network, let me first say that myself and the Pillar Nonprofit Network team are sending our collective love and support to you all during this time of great uncertainty. I am writing to you today to ensure you know how we will extend our support to our entire network (donors, investors, investees, volunteers, co-tenants,... Read More
March 17, 2020
Updated March 30, 2020 The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity, communication and concern for those in our community and around the world. At this time, we are challenged to tap into the things that are most important to us – namely the health and well-being of ourselves and one another. With this in mind, for the first time since we opened, Innovation Works has made the... Read More
March 13, 2020
Update: March 13, 2020 Please see this updated document Coronavirus - Turning Point from Christopher Mackie, Medical Officer of Health & CEO of Middlesex London Health Unit. Please distribute this to your staff, members, clients, networks, friends, and family as you see fit. Christopher Mackie states "this is a one-time email at a crucial juncture." If you would like to be added to the regular MLHU Coronavirus update list, please... Read More
February 12, 2020
2020 is the year of nature, and to support our nation’s cross-sector effort to activate major opportunities on the horizon, Birds Canada , alongside a Steering Committee of Canada’s leading nature and conservation organizations, organized the Nature-Based Climate Solutions Summit . This decade is seeing the emergence of the UN Nature-based Solutions to Climate Coalition, the Post-2020 Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations, and the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration . Here... Read More
February 6, 2020
As we enter 2020, many changes are being made in the world of social impact. Most prominently, businesses and organizations are looking to incorporate sustainable alternatives, entrench global values, and capitalize on the power of youth in the workplace. As an organization that brings young people from all over the world to work at social impact projects, AIESEC’s main goal is to help businesses and organizations align themselves with these... Read More


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