Webinar: Community Investment Organizations

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2 December, 2021

10:00-11:00 am Pacific
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain
12:00-1:00 pm Central
1:00-2:00 pm Eastern
2:00-3:00 pm Atlantic
2:30-3:30 pm Newfoundland

Community Investment Organizations create pools of capital raised through the sale of shares, which are then reinvested into local businesses.  Many CIOs pay dividends to investors and are RRSP/TFSA eligible.  

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in strategies such as CIOs that redirect investments for community benefit.  Based on the proven success of Nova Scotia’s Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIFs), other provinces have launched CED investment and tax credit programs, and communities across the country are organizing to redirect capital to local needs.  

Join us on December 2 to learn about the success of Nova Scotia’s CEDIF program, the long and eventually successful advocacy journey towards their establishment in New Brunswick, and the challenges and opportunities for CIOs in Ontario.  Plus, some concrete examples of CIOs (aka investment opportunities!) and time for networking and exchanges with peers. 


  • Courtney Mo, Manager - Public Policy, Research & Evaluation, Momentum
  • Édouard Sylvestre, Impact Officer, Co-operative Council of Ontario
  • Wendy Keats, Retiree, Former Executive Director, Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick 
  • Kristin Van Hattem, RRSP Program Manager, Canadian Worker Co-op Federation
  • Facilitator: Raissa Marks, Policy & Research Director, Canadian Community Economic Development Network

Please join us on December 2!

Register for Webinar: Community Investment Organizations

This is the third session in this year's Strengthening Community Economies: POLICY & ADVOCACY Series that is designed to build skills, provide support, and strengthen a culture of political action among CCEDNet members. To join CCEDNet or to find out more about our barrier-free membership policy, click here.

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