Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session

January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
70 Westchester Ave
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3P4
Niagara Community Foundation

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

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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