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Introduction to Community Bonds: Enabling Community Ownership of Assets

July 10 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT

Social purpose organizations (in particular non-profits, charities and cooperatives) need flexible and creative financing tools to help deliver impact to their communities. Among these tools is community finance and in particular, community bonds. 

Join Buy Social Canada and Tapestry Community Capital to explore how community bonds can enable community ownership of assets. 

Tapestry Community Capital, a Buy Social Canada Community Champion, specializes in the use of community bonds and have supported not-for-profits to unlock over $100M in impact investments to fund 62 projects. Community finance is one piece of the social value marketplace, and this session will cover what community bonds are and how they work. A community bond issuer will also share their current experience of issuing bonds.

About the speaker:

Suzanne Faiza (B.A.S, MSc.Pl.) is an urban planner and community finance researcher based in Toronto (Tkaronto), Canada. She currently works as Knowledge Lead at Tapestry Community Capital where she builds knowledge around community finance and community bonds through research, education and policy advocacy. She also works to build the strategic partnerships that enable such knowledge-mobilization to take place. 
Suzanne’s overall work aims to build a robust alternative to current economic paradigms: a healthy social/solidarity economy.

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