in Chatsworth, Grey Highlands, Southgate, West Grey
October 19, 2023
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 www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com. 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 https://tisgb.com/2023-events/ 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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