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Invest Your Money in Local Change

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Invest Your Money in Local Change

Time: January 31, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Ambrosia Conference Centre
Street: 638 Fisgard St.
City/Town: Victoria BC
Website or Map: http://www.ambrosiacatering.c…
Event Type: business, economy
Organized By: Rob Wipond
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2012

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Event Description

A forum on present and future options for putting savings, RRSPs and investment dollars into local, sustainable, ethical businesses to build a more self-reliant economy.

"Converging Global Crises and the Benefits of Local Investment Models for Businesses and Communities" --Nicole Chaland, Sustainability Solutions Group, Program Director for Simon Fraser University Certificate Program for Community Economic Development

"Challenges and Possibilities for Ethical, Local Investing" --Stephen Whipp, CFP, Senior Financial Advisor with Stephen Whipp Financial and Manulife Securities Incorporated, specializing in Socially Responsible Investing and Financial Planning' vice president Westshore Chamber of Commerce

"Building Affordable Housing and Social Enterprises with Community Investment Bonds" --Rupert Downing, Executive Director of the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, former director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network

"Invest in Community Impact through Banking Locally" --Rebecca Pearson, MBA, Account Manager, Vancity Community Business Banking

"Food Security through Community Supported Agriculture" --John Ehrlich, Owner/manager of Alderlea Farm & Cafe, and Farmer at TLC's Keating Farm in Duncan

"We need each other to flourish: Small Investments, Big Paybacks through Local Investments" --Lisa Helps, City of Victoria Councillor, Executive Director of Community Micro Lending

Admission Free

7 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ambrosia Conference Centre
638 Fisgard St. Victoria, BC

sponsored by Transition Victoria, Vancity and Focus Magazine

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