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.
Applications will be open between January 8 and February 10, 2020. 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!
The Oakville Community Foundation is now the lead partner of the Brant | Halton | Peel Regional Partnership. We are a consortium of 6 Community Foundations – Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Brant County Community Foundation, Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North, Community 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.