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Investment Readiness Program

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Does your business or non-profit organization work to advance a social, cultural or environmental mission? The national Investment Readiness Program (IRP) can help you grow your impact.

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) will be accepting applications for this federal funding designed to support positive impact in the community through social enterprise.

Funding from IRP can be used to research, design, launch, measure and scale up your social enterprise. Funds are intended to be used to access expert advice or services, or create dedicated staff capacity.

Application portal open from January 8, 2020 – February 10, 2020

Applications will be accepted from Wednesday January 8, 2020 to Monday February 10, 2020. Toronto Foundation is collaborating with CFC to promote and implement the Investment Readiness Program in Toronto, York and Durham Regions.

Eligible organizations can receive $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable capital to develop, design, promote, measure and scale their social enterprises in order to get ready to accept social investments.

Toronto Foundation will be confirming successful applications for this initial round in spring 2020. Additional application periods may open later in 2020.

More Information & Questions

This project is part of the Investment Readiness Program, funded by the Government of Canada’s SI/SF Strategy.

CFC will be offering an “IRP 101” webinar on January 13 at 1 p.m. for social purpose organizations interested in learning more. Sign up here

All information and the application portal can be found online at:

For additional questions please contact: