An Initial List of Canadian Online Social Economy Organizations

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An Initial List of
Canadian Online Social Economy
Organizations

Prepared by Sherida Ryan; sryan@oise.utoronto.ca


807 Northwest Network

http://www.807net.net/


Northwestern Ontario broadband network working to provide broadband
infrastructure in support of

community economic development.


Ability Online

http://www.ablelink.org/public/new/index.html


A monitored, free, online community for young people with disabilities and illnesses.


Aboriginal Youth Network 2.0

www.ayn.ca


Online network for Aboriginal yo
uth to share information resources and culture


Access to Justice Network (Canada


Alberta)

http://www.acjnet.org/nahome/default.aspx


Funded by the Alberta Law Foundation, this online, interactive resource centre
provides information on Canadian law, pub
lic legal education, legal news and law
-
related services.


Action Canada

http://www.acpd.ca/acpd.cfm/en/section/Home


Human rights advocacy organization that promotes progressive international
development policies focusing
on reproductive and sexual rights

and health.


AlphaPlus Centre

http://www.alphaplus.ca/about.html


A knowledge
-
based Centre of Excellence for resources, standards and innovative use
of technology in adult basic education.


AlphaRoute

http://english.alpharoute.org/


Managed by AlphaPlus,
AlphaRoute is an adult literacy online learning environment
developed for the Deaf, Native, Francophone, and Anglophone streams of the
Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program.


AlterHeros

http://www.alterheros.com/english/

Online organization that facilita
tes the social and community integration of gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth


Apathyisboring


http://www.apathyisboring.com/en/

Project that uses art media and technology to encourage young people to become
active in their communities and in
the demographic process.


Association for Progressive Communications

http://www.apc.org/english/index.shtml


International network of civil society organizations dedicated to empowering and
supporting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights,

development and
protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and
communication technologies.


Association for Women's Rights in Development

http://www.awid.org/


International membership organization that connects and mobilizes
people dedicated
to gender equality and women’s human rights.


Bioline International

http://www.bioline.org.br/


A nonprofit electronic publishing service providing open access to quality research
journals published in developing countries.


Brant FreeNet

http://www.bfree.on.ca/


Provides Internet services for individual customers and for the local community in
general. Free membership for nonprofits.


Canadian Child Care Federation

http://www.cccf
-
fcsge.ca/home_en.html


National network of early education

and childcare organizations.


Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action

http://www.criaw
-
icref.ca/indexFrame_e.htm


A

research institute
,

which provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to
advance social justice and equality for a
ll women.


Canadian Online Firearm Community

http://www.canadiangunnutz.com/


Provides online forums for Canadian firearm enthusiasts


Canadian Poetry Association


http://www.canadianpoetryassoc.com/pg02.html

Promotes reading, writing, publishing and pres
erving the work of Canadian poets and
provides an online environment for communication among poets, publishers and the
public


Canadian Women’s Health Network

http://www.cwhn.ca/indexeng.html


Website of voluntary national organization that is a resource c
entre for women’s
health


Canadian Women's Virtual Information Centre

http://www.womennet.ca/


A feminist web site that provides information and resources to help women take
charge of their lives
.


Canartscene


http://www.canartscene.com/canartscene.html

P
ortal offering artists a free online environment to exhibit their art


Cangrands


http://www.cangrands.com/

Interactive online source of information and support for Kin caregiver families who
raise grandchildren


Charity Village

http://www.charityvillage.c
om/CV/main.asp


The leading online source of information, news, jobs, services and resources for the
Canadian nonprofit community.


CitizenShift

http://citizen.nfb.ca/onf/info


An interactive platform for social change using films, photography, articles, b
logs and
podcasts.


CLEONet (Community Legal Education Ontario)


http://www.cleonet.ca/

A resource for community workers and advocates who work with low
-
income
disadvantaged communities in order that they may understand and exercise their
human rights


COA

News

http://www.coanews.org/cfia


A portal to independent news media affiliated with the Centre for Information
Awareness


Content
-
Sharing Constellation

http://www.actew.org/projects/current/constellation.html


A network of nonprofit agencies that share w
eb
-
based information and resources
related to the community
-
based employment and training sector
.


CoolWomen


http://www.coolwomen.ca/

Online community for women and girls to share their stories, hopes and dreams


CoopZone

http://www.coopzone.coop/en/home


A national network of co
-
operative developers, and an on
-
line

clearinghouse of
information, tools and resources.


DAWN Ontario

http://dawn.thot.net/main.html


A virtual, volunteer driven, cross
-
disAbility feminist organization that advocates for
inclusion
, equality and human rights for disabled women through education, research,
advocacy and coalition building.


Dreamnow

http://www.dreamnow.org

Charitable organization that helps individuals set and achieve goals, which change the
world.


Enablelink

http://
www.abilities.ca/index.html


A web based resource centre for people living with disability. Includes information,
resources and classifieds for this community


Five Limes


Toronto

http://www.fivelimes.com/


Online community that acts as a resource for inf
ormation about eco
-
friendly, socially
responsible products and services.


FoodNet

http://www.opha.on.ca/foodnet/


An internet based resource center that links public health units other organizations
involved in food security in Ontario.


Foundation to Ass
ist Canadian Talent on Records

http://www.factor.ca/Default.aspx


Private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the
Canadian independent recording industry.


Freecycle

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleto/


An online networ
k for people who wish to recycle their possessions free, instead of
donating them to landfills.



Gifted Girls

http://www.giftedgirls.ca/


Nonprofit organization that encourages gifted girls to realize their talents. Provides
online information for gifted
girls, their families and educators.


Givemeaning.
com

http://www.givemeaning.com/default.aspx


Interactive online fundraising site that willfully exploits the power of 21st century
technology to mobilize the generosity of people all over the world.


Global

Citizens for Change

http://www.globalcitizensforchange.com/


An online initiative of a coalition of Canadian international voluntary cooperation
agencies to help people find facts, news, resources and tools to get involved in the
fight against poverty.


G
reenopolis

http://www.greenopolis.ca/


Provides tips, ideas, resources and trends to help people live a more environmentally
responsible life.


Groups Drupal Toronto

http://groups.drupal.org/Toronto


Online organizing space for Toronto
-
based Drupal (open s
ource software) practioners


Hamilton
-
Wentworth Community Network

http://www.freenet.hamilton.on.ca/


Nonprofit organization facilitating local community to participate effectively and
equitably in the global Internet community.


Indigenous Cooperative on
the environment


http://www.icenetwork.ca/

Provides information, technical assistance and traditional knowledge to advance the
vision of building, healthy and sustainable Aboriginal communities


International Freedom of Expression Exchange

http://www.ifex.
org/en/


IFEX is made up of organisations that monitor and report free expression abuses in
their geographic region or area of expertise and mobilize rapid, worldwide and
coordinated response to press freedom and freedom of expression violations.


iPinoy F
ilipino
-
Canadian Online Community

http://ipinoy.ca/


Online community for
Filipinos

in Canada


K
-
Net

http://knet.ca


Kuhkenah Network (K
-
Net) is an information and communication initiative of
Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) that provides telecommunication inf
rastructure,
services, training and support to remote native communities.


Mind Your Mind


http://www.mindyourmind.ca/index.html

Multimedia interactive website to help young people to manage stress, crisis and
mental health problems


National Capital Free
Net

http://www.ncf.ca/


Member owned nonprofit committed to support people of Canada's national capital
region in achieving the benefits of the internet.


Nonprofitscan.ca


http://www.nonprofitscan.ca/

Canadian online source of information on the nonprofit

and voluntary sector. In the
process of developing an interactive knowledgebase for practioners


Ontario Project for Inter
-
Clinic Community Organizing


http://www.opicco.org/

Organization for
legal clinic staff, board members or clinic delegates

to addres
s
community development needs


Ontario Women’s Health Network

http://www.owhn.on.ca/home.htm


A provincial nonprofit that advocates for women’s equitable access to effective health
resources and services. OWHN publishes a weekly E
-
Digest and a quarterly E
-
Bulletin and has created a regularly updated internet directory of Ontario women’s
services and programs.


Ontario Women’s Justice Network


http://www.owjn.org/

O
nline legal resource for women's organizations and individuals working on issues
related to j
ustice and violence against women and children.


Pilar Voluntary Sector Network

http://www.pillarv.com/


A community owned and driven organization created to promote and unite the
voluntary sector.


Quakers Online

http://www.quakersonline.org/


Interactive

online community for Quackers


rabble.ca

http://www.rabble.ca/


A nonprofit progressive, multimedia, interactive news site.


Running Mania

http://www.runningmania.com/


Interactive online forum and resource site for Canada’s running community


SeniourCent
re.ca


http://www.seniorcentre.ca/

Online forum for seniors to exchange ideas, take courses and share their experience


ShelterNet

http://www.shelternet.ca/en/

A Canadian nonprofit that works to provide online information and resources to
abused women and
to the shelters that support them. Connects women to local
shelters and supports shelters in expanding their online presence



Straight Goods

http://www.straightgoods.ca/index.cfm


Independent online news magazine whose purpose is to help Canadians save mo
ney,
protect their rights and untangle spin with investigative reports
.


TakingItGlobal

http://www.takingitglobal.org


An interactive online community that connects youth who are interested in taking
action in their local and global communities


terminus15
25.ca

http://www.terminus1525.ca/


Collaborative online workspace for young Canadian artists


The Bubble

http://thebubble.ca/v1/directory/directory.php


A directory and a clearinghouse for ethical businesses


The Canadian Cultural Management Network

http:/
/ccm.uwaterloo.ca/programs/cmnet1.html


A network of organizations and individuals utilizing web
-
based services
to

provide
leadership in cultural management education and research.


The Centre for Information Awareness

http://www.thecfia.org/


A nonprofit
organization committed to raising awareness of world events and
situations by providing free access to reporting and promoting alternative channels of
information.


The Communication Initiative


http://www.comminit.com/index.html

O
nline space for sharing t
he experiences of, and building bridges between, the people
and organi
z
ations engaged in or supporting communication as a fundamental strategy
for economic and social development and change.


The Tyee

http://thetyee.ca/


British Columbia independent altern
ative daily online newspaper.


Toronto Free
-
Net

http://www.torfree.net/


Volunteer
-
driven, community
-
based, information utility that links community
residents to government, health, social service and commercial providers.


Torontothebetter

http://www.toro
ntothebetter.net/


A directory of innovative businesses that support the health of their community,
workers, and the environment. Allows purchasers to put their money where their
values are
.


Toronto Social Purchasing Portal

http://www.spptoronto.org/


A w
eb
-
based, business
-
to
-
business database that facilitates relationships between
purchasers and suppliers. Allows corporations to purchase goods and services from
vendors who provide added social value to their community. Similar enterprises in
Vancouver, Ma
nitoba, Calgary, Victoria, etc.


Total Nonprofit Resources (managed by Volunteer Hamilton)

http://www.tnpr.ca/html/static_shtml/home.shtml


A site dedicated to assist both staff and volunteers working for small to medium
-
sized
voluntary sector organization
s in accessing the resources they require to effectively
manage their organizations


Virtual Mall Canada


http://www.virtualmall.ca/

Showcase of web sites designed by Entrepreneurs with Disabilities, who are selling
products and services produced by Canadi
an businesses from their local communities.


Web Networks

http://services.web.ca/index.html


Provides website services to socially committed organizations.


Wirelesstoronto

http://wirelesstoronto.ca/


Nonprofit group working to bringing no
-
fee wireless Int
ernet access to Toronto.


Womenspace

http://womenspace.ca/en


Nonprofit that promotes women’s active participation in information and
communication technology.


Zerofootprint

http://zerofootprint.net/


A nonprofit portal for green products, events, and new
s. Provides a way to determine
an individual’s or an organizational environmental footprint and an opportunity for
social networking with other like
-
minded people.