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Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session 9:00 am
Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session @ St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a new opportunity funded by the Government of Canada and administered through community foundations for social enterprises to launch, design, measure and scale their organization or project to get ready to access social financing. The Niagara Community Foundation is hosting an Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session to offer more details about applying and answer questions about the program. To RSVP, please email joanne.krick@niagaracommunityfoundation.org. Who qualifies? You may qualify if your organization is mission-driven, aiming to sell goods or services to earn revenue while also helping achieve positive social, cultural or environmental objectives. Specifically, charities, non-profit organizations, co-ops and businesses with a social impact may all qualify. Eligibility details: Eligible organizations can receive $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable funds to develop, design, measure and scale their social enterprises in order to get ready to accept investments. The IRP can assist organizations at any stage, from refining an idea to scaling up and preparing for investments. The IRP is open to social purpose organizations including charities, non-profits, co-operatives, and for-profit business with a social impact. This session is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Regional Chair’s Address 11:30 am
Regional Chair’s Address @ Americana Conference Resort
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (representing Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne-Wanfleet and Welland/Pelham Chambers of Commerce) for lunch as Regional Chair Jim Bradley presents his Regional Chair’s Address. The moderated discussion will cover topics including the aftermath of non-amalgamation, the status of development in Niagara, and transportation including land, sea and air. This event is hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.
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