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June 15, 2022
After eight years at Pillar, we express our deep gratitude to Loredana Wainwright, VP Operations and Innovation Works, for her contributions as she moves on to new opportunities. Loredana joined the Pillar team in 2014 as a Social Enterprise Program Manager where she facilitated communication among partners and key stakeholders, promoting community engagement and advocacy related to social enterprise. In this role she helped to build and maintain the regional... Read More
June 14, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created one of the biggest refugee crises of modern times. To date, millions of refugees have fled the country in record numbers. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of June 1, 2022, the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine is 6.9 million. This mass exodus of people has been characterized by Filippo Grandi, high commissioner of the United Nations’ refugee agency,... Read More
June 7, 2022
Local organizations collaborate to reveal struggling care sector is having difficulty attracting, hiring, and retaining qualified workers. As a sub-sector of the nonprofit sector, the Care Economy is facing an especially challenging road to recovery with human resources challenges pre-dating and amplified by the pandemic. Now we have additional proof that these challenges are being felt urgently and locally. On Wednesday, June 7, Pillar Nonprofit Network and the Elgin Middlesex... Read More
May 30, 2022
Do you support an organization invested in positive community impact that could benefit from resources and support in the areas of equity, inclusion, anti-oppression; strategic planning; communications and impact storytelling; business planning; or board governance professional development? Apply for the Pillar Community Impact Program for a chance to receive consulting support customized to the needs of your organization. The Pillar Community Impact Program is designed to strengthen the core business... Read More
May 25, 2022
It’s that time of year again! We are thrilled to have these outstanding summer students join our team at Pillar and we look forward to a great summer ahead.Read More
May 25, 2022
Organization/Business: Changing The Flow Short Bio or Organizational Mission: We believe every washroom should provide period products. Inclusive, accessible, and free. We can help you do it, #justliketoiletpaper. Changing The Flow is a social enterprise dedicated to the achievement of menstrual equity and the elimination of stigma surrounding periods. We do this through awareness, education, and implementation. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization... Read More
May 10, 2022
The social impact sector has identified long-standing gaps in worker retention, equitable compensation, talent acquisition, recruitment and addressing employment precarity. The reality is that with limited resources, it can be challenging to commit dedicated time, money and energy to this work, but it’s critical to the sustainability of our organizations, our colleagues and the people we serve. Pillar is currently working with the Workplace Planning and Development Board Elgin Middlesex... Read More
May 4, 2022
Notwithstanding frequent headlines about their impactful work in communities, London-area nonprofits are struggling to attract the funding they need to do their work during the pandemic and ready themselves for recovery. And it’s been even tougher for small nonprofits according to data that Pillar Nonprofit Network members provided in a micro-survey conducted by Pillar in April. Though some organizations say they’re faring well, it’s clear that many are not, consistent... Read More
May 3, 2022
Social Six, by Pillar Nonprofit Network, is reimagining what it means to do ‘Youth Engagement,’ and we call on you to do the same. The Emerging Leaders series highlights youth voices as crucial partners in addressing issues and making decisions that affect them personally or that they believe to be important. Young leaders, Bayan and Zahra are here to share their Social Six journeys and social enterprise, teensGILO (Teens Get... Read More
April 20, 2022
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LONDON, ONTARIO – This past November, Pillar Nonprofit Network reached a significant milestone, celebrating the 15th Annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards (PCIAs) and over 190 stories told. The PCIAs are a signature event for Pillar and an important opportunity for the network to gather, be inspired and celebrate extraordinary people in our community. This year, Pillar is turning their attention to what the network and community need in this moment... Read More


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