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Saanich Peninsula Green Drinks

Join us for inclusive, informal, friendly networking

Tuesday November 28th 5:30-7:30 pm

The Waddling Dog Inn – Pub 2476 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton

Our Topic:  Unleashing the Power of Community Capital

Rupert Downing will discuss the opportunities to unleash community capital to invest in sustainable futures for our Region and its communities, based on 7 years of work to create “Community Investment Cooperatives” in BC and on Vancouver Island.

Rupert Downing is the Manager of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative and was one of its founding members.  He Chairs the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition and has worked in community economic development for the last 30 years in Canada, the UK and Latin America.  He co-owns a Fair Trade Social Enterprise, Laloca in Sidney BC, and led the seven-year Canadian Social Economy Research Program funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council to identify best practices and policies for the social economy.  He has been the Executive Director of the Canadian CED Network, and led a number of non-governmental agencies in BC while also serving as a senior civil servant in the BC government. 


Contact:  Alicia Holman