The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a Government of Canada grants and contributions program designed to support social purpose organizations (SPO’s) to contribute to solving pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges across Canada. Buy Social Canada has been an IRP Partner for IRP 2.0 funding (2022-2024). Unfortunately, this funding is coming to an end on March 31, 2024.
Buy Social Canada is joining fellow IRP Partners, including CCEDNet and Catalyst Community Finance Initiative, to advocate for a subsequent round of IRP 3.0 funding. Particularly on the heels of the launch of the Social Finance Fund, now is the time to ensure that we strengthen the bridge between investment readiness and the wider social finance ecosystem in Canada.
The letter below has been signed and sent to Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Please contact Wayne Miranda if you’d like to get involved and sign another/amended letter.