FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!
With Saltspring Island’s community investment co-op speaker, Gabriola Island Community Investment Co-op (GICIC) is proud to present an evening that combines a Gabriola request for proposal (RFP) with Donald McLennan’s stories from Transition Salt Spring’s five years of investing in local projects.The RFP launch is aimed at helping to establish or build on current socially responsible enterprises on Gabriola. Potential entrepreneurs are welcome to submit request for loans if they feel their project is financially viable and is aimed at one or more of: sustainable local businesses, food security, waste recovery and recycling, clean technology and renewable energy, first nations partnership, or affordable housing.
Donald McLennan, a board member of SSI CIC since its inception, will provide concrete examples of how Salt Spring Island’s Community Investment Co-op has invested in over 16 socially responsible projects in the past five years. He will describe some of those projects and talk about the process from request, approval, mentorship, to completion. GICIC will then discuss the RFP process for Gabriola and are hoping for lots of questions and participation from those attending the event.
Doors open at 6:45pm.
This event was rescheduled from February.