THE LONGER A DOLLAR CAN CIRCULATE WITHIN A COMMUNITY,
THE GREATER ITS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACTS.
Community Investment Co-ops (CICs) are a new and innovative support model for rural and urban economic and business development that effectively bridge the gap between local investors and local ventures in need of financing. CICs have successfully financed ventures across Canada that generate significant local impacts including: affordable housing; renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food production; locally-owned small business development; technology; and community economic development projects.
On March 10th, join Eden Yesh, the BC Rural Centre, and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network to explore the CIC model in more depth.
During this webinar Eden Yesh, Chair of the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition and Manager of Community & Economic Development at Kootenay Employment Services, will be releasing the BC Community Investment Co-op Start-Up & Operations Guide. This Guide provides a road map for the CIC development process, complete with templates, to plan, incorporate and operate a Community Investment Co-op in British Columbia.