Social Financing of Co-operatives and Mutuals

Many Canadian co-operative enterprises have received social financing/impact financing in order to create their business or make it grow. 

Take a look at the list below to learn more about these different co-operative enterprises which have received this type of financing as well as some success stories. 

Please note that the list will be updated on a continuous basis. If you have any questions about this list or would like to propose some additions to it, please contact Kiswendsida Ouedraogo at kouedraogo@canada.coop.

Co-operatives and Mutuals that received Social Financing

Please find below the list of the co-operative enterprises that have received social financing/impact financing. Click on the different impact investors to learn more about those co-operative enterprises.

The list down below has been compiled from public sources. 

The S4ES Grant Fund

Community Forward Fund

Community Forward Fund and Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund

Fair Finance Fund

Desjardins Caisse d'économie solidaire

* (funded through the Community Development Fund) 

*(funded through Donations and sponsorships) 

*(benefited from members exclusives advantages) 

Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op

Réseau d'investissement social Québec (RISQ)

New Market Funds

  • Fraserview Housing Co-operative, Vancouver (British Columbia)  

New Commons Development Fund

  • Kingston Co-operative Homes, Kingston (Ontario)

Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA)



The Nature’s Finest Fund

CWCF Tenancity Works Fund

La Fiducie du Chantier de l’économie sociale