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.