The Fair Finance Fund is offering community bonds to people interested in supporting regional food systems, Ontario communities, and thriving social enterprises. Non-accredited, accredited and institutional investors can purchase a bond to align their values and keep their investment capital within Ontario. Your funds will be directly invested into local food and farm enterprises across Ontario that have a social purpose of local production and local markets.
Every dollar you invest has a $4 impact on Ontario's economy
1 new job per $20,000 investment
An average of 17 social enterprises annually
An additional $850,000 revenues into Ontario’s economy every year
Greater social and environmental benefits in Ontario’s communities
Semi-annual reports on impacts will be issued to investors and public. Every loan recipient agrees to provide semi-annual reports on impact measurements. There are three standard indicators, and two custom indicators showing social and/ or environmental benefits such as reduced water or energy usage, increased knowledge from staff training, increased community health from access to healthy food, etc.
Loan recipients are provided with an easy-to-use spreadsheet to track their progress, and meet with staff before receiving the loan to receive orientation to the tracking tool. A menu of possible social and environmental indicators is also provided.
Interested in learning more about our community bond terms? The Community Bond Term Sheet will answer your questions.
Check out these great farms and food businesses that investors like you have already helped to fund. Bondholders make a world of a difference, see what your investment can do.