The Investment Readiness Program

Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) supports Social Purpose Organizations (SPO’s) to build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social innovation and social finance ecosystem IRP Grants and Contributions Program!

The goal is to help social purpose organizations prepare for the Government of Canada’s broader investment in social finance via the Social Finance Fund.

ACBN was selected as part of the builders that will strengthen the Social Innovation and Social Finance ecosystem by investing in projects that advocate for inclusiveness and integration.

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Who is a Good Fit for the Program?

  • $Women
  • $Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Métis, Inuit
  • $Low-Income People
  • $Black Canadians and Other Racialized Peoples
  • $People With Disabilities
  • $Members Of the LGBTQ2+ Community
  • $Official Language Minority Communities
  • $Recent Immigrants and Refugees
Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) that operate with a social, cultural or environmental mission are a good fit for this program. This includes charities, non-profits, social enterprises, co-operatives, or businesses with a social mission. 

The renewed program will also expand support to SPOs led by or serving equity-deserving groups.

You can read more about this government programon the official Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program web site.

The second stream of applications will be openFall 2022

The IRP supports the Government of Canada’s goal to increase inclusion and opportunities for participation of Canadians in their communities. Let us help you get ready for the IRP funding. Register for our info sessions today.

Register for ourInformation Sessions!

Join our FREE information sessions to get an understanding of the Investment Readiness Program funding, timelines, requirements and much more.

Get a guide to help along the way!

Let us help you get ready for the IRP funding
Sessions are held on Wednesdays on a bi-weekly schedule, starting September 7th, 2022.

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