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Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Another week of social distancing. Another week of uncertainty. Thankfully, there's also another week of kindness and caring from Londoners. Brighten up your day with this collection of good news stories, funny moments, creative endeavours, and general thoughtfulness from the London, ON area from the past week. A Show of Support for Frontline Workers On Wednesday, April 1, emergency responders from Middlesex-London...
Photo of downtown London from City Hall
Small businesses in London, ON trying to quickly move sales online during the COVID-19 closures are in luck as several local tech businesses have partnered to offer free support.   rTraction, Yuser, Last Draft, RH Accelerator, and Northern Commerce, with support from the London Small Business Centre and Shopify’s Local Community Manager for London, ON, are providing free virtual tutorials, drop-in...
Show revenue makes up a huge part of a musician’s income. With live music on hold for the foreseeable future, musicians around the world are trying to figure out alternatives. Live streams like those set up by our own London Arts Council are a great way to celebrate local music in your home. Why not take it a step further...
Like countless artists and entertainers in the time of COVID-19, many drag performers in London, ON are facing the loss of their income and struggling to pay their bills. To help combat the loss caused by the cancellations of the events and closures of venues that they rely on, local queens, kings, and entertainers have organized an online fundraiser on...
There’s a lot of fear, stress, and uncertainty in the world right now. We could all do with a little levity and kindness. Lighten your day with this collection of good news stories, funny moments, creative endeavours, and general thoughtfulness from the London, ON area from the past few days. The Surprise Pizza Delivery An anonymous donor ensured those at My Sister’s...
By now, you’ve picked up your year supply of toilet paper (please stop doing that) and stocked your shelves with lentils and rice. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has sent the world into a tizzy and brought out some really interesting personalities as we prepare to hunker down. Follow the advice of the World Health Organization, the Middlesex-London Health Unit,...
Filty Rebena Aug 2019
Thanks to COVID-19, social distancing is in full swing as many hideaway at home or are working reduced hours with significantly less physical interaction. For some, it's a welcomed break from the daily grind but for others, financial concerns might rival fear regarding the virus itself. This is especially true for small, independent businesses, organizations cancelling or postponing important events,...
Self-care is a hot button topic in a society that can emphasize productivity at the expense of mental wellness. It’s quickly become somewhat of an industry, with corporations selling all sorts of often superficial products to us under the umbrella of self-care. What does self-care actually look like? The truth is, self-care is unique to the individuals caring for themselves....
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We are looking for volunteers to join our Board of Directors.  Our volunteer board of directors is the backbone of our organization, giving strength to our mission and supporting our contributors’ pursuit to promote arts and culture in London, Ontario and beyond. We are looking for a Treasurer and a Volunteer Director to join our board. WHO YOU ARE  You are active...
Sharing knowledge is the key to bringing about systematic change. Sharing is one of the goals of Pillar Nonprofit Network’s new microsite, The Network Approach. We chatted with Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network (Pillar), about The Network Approach previously, and we wanted to dive into some of the tools the site has to offer. The Network Approach has...