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 for the Government of Canada’s broader investment in social finance via the Social Finance Fund.
Community Foundations of Canada is proud to serve as one of the IRP’s national funding intermediaries alongside the National Association of Friendship Centres, Chantier de l’économie sociale, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA), and the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF).
CFC is collaborating with regional partners across the country to award IRP funding, including in Quebec, where CFC and community foundations have collaborated with the Chantier de l’économie sociale.
Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the results of the first round of IRP funding, the resource library (including the program guidelines and application forms), and the program FAQs.
CFC will be hosting an Introduction to the IRP webinar on September 10, 2020. Potential applicants are encouraged to register for this webinar.
Applications for the second and final round of funding for CFC’s IRP program are now being accepted until October 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PT.