Networks and Organizations For You

Published April 6, 2020

This page will be updated regularly and feature networks and organizations that could benefit you, your institution, and many arts and cultural workers.

Leadership Emergency Arts Network (LEAN)
LEAN is an immediate, grassroots, pro bono response network to help Canadian professional non-profit arts organizations (big and small) deal with what is coming at them during this crisis. Celia Smith, Jeanne LeSage and Michele Maheux launched this national initiative recently and there are now 55 advisers signed on. These advisers are sector leaders including board members, current and former arts Executive Directors, consultants, etc. from across the country. If you can and are interested in helping at this time, with a commitment of 5 hours per week to offer one-on-one services in strategic decision-making, crisis response, financial analysis, board direction, relationship mediation, HR management, systems change or inspirational leadership, you can join the LEAN team. For information and to sign up visit here.

Ontario Not-For-Profit Network
The independent network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, focused on policy, advocacy, and services to strengthen Ontario’s nonprofit sector as a key pillar of our society and economy. During the COVID-19 crisis, the ONN continues to provide resources to help the sector respond to immediate challenges while advocating for support in the long-term recovery. Resources for you:
– Virtual AGM Resources (Virtual AGM Guide, Virtual AGM Template Script, Virtual AGM Template Critical Path)
COVID-19 Webinar series
COVID-19 Resources
Provincial Policy Updates
Federal Policy Updates and analysis