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February 27, 2023
Image of a indoor wall garden installed in the cafe section of co-working space Innovation Works.
It’s a long road to community recovery for London, and we’re not there yet. To see how far we’ve yet to go towards social and economic rehabilitation, you needn’t look further than the month-over-month rise in numbers of clients accessing the London Food Bank. In February, the organization projected a record 5,000 families, or 14,000 individuals, will depend on the Food Bank to meet their basic needs. The Food Bank... Read More
February 13, 2023
Organization/Business: Every Canadian Counts Short Bio or Organizational Mission: There is an urgent need to provide disabled Canadians and their families access to a fully funded program that meets their needs for a decent life. Currently they are denied even the most basic supports and services. The crisis is clearly illustrated by disability poverty and homelessness, while so many desperately seek access to needed services. Lack of services, weak provincial... Read More
February 10, 2023
Pillar Nonprofit Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) and Imagine Canada to work on the Boland Survey. The Boland Survey is the most comprehensive source of nonprofit sector compensation and HR data in Canada. It has helped Canadian nonprofits make data-based decisions on salary and human resource practices since 1997. Pillar Nonprofit Network sees the Boland Survey as an important... Read More
February 7, 2023
Banner reading "PILLAR NONPROFIT NETWORK | RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONTARIO BUDGET 2023 AND A RESILIENT NONPROFIT PARTNER." Image includes Pillar logo, a cameo of hands joined together, seen from overhead; and small icons showing connected dots.
Pillar Nonprofit Network is recommending to the Ontario government that Budget 2023 include targeted measures to help build a stronger, more resilient nonprofit sector, encouraging more effective cross-sector collaboration and more effective services for Ontarians. In January, Pillar Interim CEO Maureen Cassidy appeared before Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy to advocate for the nonprofit sector as part of Ontario's 2023 pre-budget consultations, citing local workforce data, our region's experience in... Read More
January 20, 2023
The first meeting of the Community Advisory Panel (the Panel) was held on January 11th, 2023. Panel members include representatives from community, philanthropic and social impact sectors (listed below). Each of the panel members has expressed personal and professional investment in ensuring the stability of Pillar Nonprofit Network (Pillar) through a time of governance and staff transition. The Panel has agreed on values of deep listening and transparency in alignment... Read More
January 10, 2023
As we look back on 2022, the Pillar Nonprofit Network team sends deep gratitude to each of you for your support of, and partnership with, our organization over the past year. In another year of unprecedented trials and challenges, we're grateful for all the ways you have showed up for us, for community, and for each other. We will continue to amplify and support you in the network. As we... Read More
January 4, 2023
Over 20 years ago, Pillar was founded based on the idea that it takes all of us to come together to solve the social concerns of our times. Our work is broad, but each of our programs is unified with a central focus on finding ways to support those who are on their journeys to leaving their community better than they found it. In the past five months, our organization... Read More
January 4, 2023
As shared in our last announcement on October 13, 2022, Pillar Nonprofit Network's Board of Directors has been working to establish a Community Advisory Panel to help steward organizational change and help us lead the organization through this next chapter. We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to participate as members of the Community Advisory Panel. Al Day, N'Amerind Friendship Centre Jennifer Martino, Crouch Neighbourhood... Read More
December 20, 2022
When the London Black History Coordinating Committee (LBHCC) was formed in 2002, the group had the goal to increase engagement in local Black History Month activities. The committee’s aim was to “engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting, and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region to educate, inform and uplift.” While the committee has successfully run engaging and... Read More
December 19, 2022
Stay tuned for more information about Pillar Community Impact Program applications for 2023 and view our 2022 program overview for more information about our impact. Thank you to our 2022 sponsors Canada Life, Rogers TV, Libro Credit Union, Price Waterhouse Coopers, TD, The X Factory, Take5 Digital, Fanshawe Innovation Village, Auburn Developments, Sisters of St. Joseph, and The London Free Press. In 2022, Pillar announced a significant commitment to the... Read More


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