Investment Readiness Program Launches

Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP)  supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada.

Its goal is to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market and prepare themselves to take on investments. IRP is currently open for an additional round of applications thanks to the renewed $50 million investment from the Government of Canada. The IRP is supporting social purpose organizations as they recover from the pandemic and build more resilient communities for the future.

The online application portal is open from September 29, 2022, to 5pm (ET), November 22, 2022. You can learn more and apply here

A recording of the applicant information webinar can be found here. A webinar on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Finance, presented by Trico Charitable Foundation, will take place on November 7 at 2:30pm (NL). Registration for this webinar can be found here

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador will facilitate the review of applications in Newfoundland and Labrador. Contact Nicole at or (709) 221-1030 if you are a social purpose organization in Newfoundland and Labrador with specific questions about your application or project.