Announcing the Second Cohort of Community Finance Solutions

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We were pleased to announce at the 2014 Social Finance Forum that Community Finance Solutions will support 16 new initiatives with strategic advice, research, connections, and promotional opportunities.

These 16 initiatives include the following fund and product developers, from West to East across Canada:

  1. Recap Health Ventures (Vancouver) – creating an early-stage fund to invest in scalable health and social care enterprises across Canada
  2. The Prasino Group (Calgary) –leading the development of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Fund
  3. Seed Winnipeg (Winnipeg) – developing a place-based social finance strategy for Winnipeg
  4. London VERGE (London) – developing a place-based social finance strategy for London
  5. Grand Basin Capital & Farmstart (Guelph/Toronto) – creating a fund to promote farmland preservation, farm renewal, viable farm business development and vibrant farm economies
  6. Planet Bean Coffee (Guelph) – developing an innovative investment structure for a cooperative
  7. Impakt Social Finance (Toronto) – creating an intermediary focused on developmental lending to Aboriginal entrepreneurs
  8. SolarShare (Toronto) – developing a new solar bond offering
  9. Trillium Housing (Toronto) – marketing a new housing bond
  10. Causeway Work Centre (Ottawa) – developing the Causeway Community Finance Fund
  11. CoPower (Montreal) – building a platform for investing in clean energy projects
  12. RECODE Initiative (Montreal) – building impact investing by focusing on campus-based social enterprise and innovation
  13. Mutuelle de Microfinance (Quebec City) – developing micro-savings and micro-insurance products and raising capital
  14. Ulnooweg Development Group (Truro, Nova Scotia) – investing in renewable energy, sustainable forestry and fisheries, and community infrastructure in Atlantic First Nations
  15. BFN Tech PEI (which runs The Spot in Charlottetown) – developing an investment product in PEI
  16. Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador – creating a place-based social finance strategy

We launched Community Finance Solutions in March 2014 to provide consulting and referral services to initiatives creating new impact investing funds and financial products across Canada.  Our selection process involved our National Advisors across Canada and our Corporate Partners.

Stay tuned for more details about the amazing work being carried out by each of these organizations!

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SocialFinance.ca announced at the 2014 Social Finance Forum that Community Finance Solutions will support 16 new initiatives with strategic advice, research, connections, and promotional opportunities.

These 16 initiatives include the following fund and product developers, from West to East across Canada:

  • Recap Health Ventures (Vancouver) – creating an early-stage fund to invest in scalable health and social care enterprises across Canada
  • The Prasino Group (Calgary) – leading the development of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Fund
  • Seed Winnipeg (Winnipeg) – developing a place-based social finance strategy for Winnipeg
  • London VERGE (London) – developing a place-based social finance strategy for London
  • Grand Basin Capital & Farmstart (Guelph/Toronto) – creating a fund to promote farmland preservation, farm renewal, viable farm business development and vibrant farm economies
  • Planet Bean Coffee (Guelph) – developing an innovative investment structure for a cooperative
  • Impakt Social Finance (Toronto) – creating an intermediary focused on developmental lending to Aboriginal entrepreneurs
  • SolarShare (Toronto) – developing a new solar bond offering
  • Trillium Housing (Toronto) – marketing a new housing bond
  • Causeway Work Centre (Ottawa) – developing the Causeway Community Finance Fund
  • CoPower (Montreal) – building a platform for investing in clean energy projects
  • RECODE Initiative (Montreal) – building impact investing by focusing on campus-based social enterprise and innovation
  • Mutuelle de Microfinance (Quebec City) – developing micro-savings and micro-insurance products and raising capital
  • Ulnooweg Development Group (Truro, Nova Scotia) – investing in renewable energy, sustainable forestry and fisheries, and community infrastructure in Atlantic First Nations
  • BFN Tech PEI (which runs The Spot in Charlottetown) – developing an investment product in PEI
  • Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador – creating a place-based social finance strategy

SocialFinance.ca launched Community Finance Solutions in March 2014 to provide consulting and referral services to initiatives creating new impact investing funds and financial products across Canada. The selection process involved the National Advisors and Corporate Partners of SocialFinance.ca.

Stay tuned for more details about the amazing work being carried out by each of these organizations!

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