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October 19, 2023

Community Foundation Grey Bruce hosts conversation on Social Impact Investing for Community Building and Housing Solutions November 2

 Social impact community building and housing solutions graphic.

All are welcome to join a conversation about how social finance tools can help communities invest locally to address the current housing crisis. Presented by Community Foundation Grey Bruce in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce and The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay, the event will be held on November 2, 2023, at 7 pm at Harmony Centre Owen Sound. The cost is free, but please register on the Community Foundation’s website.

Communities across Canada are grappling with the lack of affordable housing, while more people are facing the impacts of inflation and the rising costs of day-to-day survival. How can people invest in

solutions to the housing crisis in their community? How can communities leverage financing to support the building of more affordable and sustainable housing? What role can the Community Foundation and the philanthropic community play in finding solutions?

Join Community Foundation Grey Bruce for an evening of conversation and learning with peers from the Guelph and Wellington region who are supporting new opportunities for investment in affordable housing and community wellbeing through community bonds, social enterprise, and technological advancement. This discussion will celebrate innovation in community investment and illustrate models of creative partnership. Philanthropic partners — foundations, municipalities, local investors, people who care about community – can learn ways to invest locally towards the goal of housing for all.

Stuart Reid, ED of Community Foundation Grey Bruce, and Marilyn Struthers, social change advocate and consultant, will moderate discussion and provide questions for three distinguished panelists:

Ryan Deska, Director, Community Engagement and Development; Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, Guelph ON

Julia Grady, CEO at 10 Carden, Guelph ON

Randall Howard, Chair of the Board, Community Foundation of North Wellington; Fergus ON

To register for this session visit Please note: this event will also be live streamed on the Community Foundation Grey Bruce YouTube channel. There is no

registration necessary for online attendance.

This exploration of social impact investing solutions for housing is offered in partnership with The

Institute of Southern Georgian Bay as a lead up to their event called New Ways to Finance the Housing Affordability Gap: Ensuring the sustainability of our towns that will happen on Friday, November 17 at Meaford Hall. Visit for more information.

Created in 1994, Community Foundation Grey Bruce has a mandate to enhance community vitality by fostering open discussion about local need, sharing knowledge, and growing endowments to provide strategic granting and support to a wide range of non-profit organizations. The Foundation’s vision is that everyone in Grey Bruce benefits from a vital, healthy, and resilient community.


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