The Centre for Social Innovation Catalyst is a crowd-funding platform that allows social entrepreneurs to call on a dynamic community of social innovators for funding and support of projects that benefit both people and the planet. It is the only crowd-funding platform that is place-based. The shared spaces, services, and programming aim to accelerate the success of project creators.
The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund
The Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund is designed to help promising social entrepreneurs and innovators with low interest loans of $5,000-$25,000. These loans are made possible by a partnership between the Centre for Social Innovation, the Province of Ontario, Alterna Savings, Microsoft Canada, TD Bank Group, KPMG, and Social Capital Partners.
Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund
Youth Social Innovation (YSI) Capital Fund connects young social entrepreneurs with impact investors in order to drive the creation of social enterprises that are financially and environmentally sustainable.
Brampton’s Small Business Enterprise Centre’s Summer Company offers both seed funding to start a summer business, as well as, advice and mentorship from local business leaders. Through this program, youth can develop transferable skills as small business managers, such a sales, marketing, invoicing, bookkeeping, and customer service.
Funding Portal™ Search Tool
The RIC Centre’s Funding Portal™ Search Tool enables access to more than 4,500 government funding programs and 2,500 sources of private financing.
Canada Business Network
Canada Business Ontario is a source for information on government services for business in Ontario, from start-up and financing, to growth and regulatory compliance. It also offers networking events featuring representatives from various federal and provincial government organizations.
Mars Centre For Impact Investing
The Mars Centre for Impact Investing is a social finance hub and project incubator. It acts as a neutral collaboration space for individuals in all sectors: community, private and government, in order to mobilize private capital for public good.
MaRS Centre for Impact Investing’s Impact8 venture bootcamp and acceleration program targets high-impact entrepreneurs with blended value propositions: social enterprises, social purpose businesses. Impact8 leverages the skills and expertise of the MaRSDD community to deliver targeted workshops and skills development, one-to-one advisory services, mentorship, networking opportunities, peer learning, community profile, investor introductions and pitch opportunities.