Investment Readiness Program

Business can be a tool for social, cultural, and environmental change.

The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a new national initiative funded by the Government of Canada. IRP will provide time-limited investments to support a broad range of social purpose organizations (for example, non-profits, charities, co-operatives, hybrid social enterprises, and mission-focused for-profits) in improving their capacity and ability to participate in the social finance market, access new investment and contract opportunities and support them throughout the innovation.

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Read the IRP Brochure

The Brant | Halton | Peel Region Partnership is currently considering applications.

Applications were open between January 8 and February 10, 2020 and are now closed. Organizations have the potential to receive from $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable capital to develop their enterprise.

If you have an existing business or a business idea that fits the definition of a social enterprise and you would benefit from funds to launch, design, measure or scale your organization to be ready to access social finance – sign up to learn more!

For local IRP contacts, information sessions and information on other organizations currently accepting applications click here.

IRP Application Portal

The Oakville Community Foundation is the lead partner of the Brant | Halton | Peel Regional Partnership. We are a consortium of 6 Community Foundations – Brampton and Caledon Community FoundationBrant County Community FoundationBurlington FoundationCommunity Foundation of Halton NorthCommunity Foundation of Mississauga – and Sheridan College, a leading post-secondary institution with three campuses in the Halton-Peel region. Sheridan College operates EDGE @ Sheridan,(Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine), a thriving regional hub for entrepreneurship that provides extensive supports for entrepreneurs and changemakers, with a key focus on social innovation.

Regional Partners