Cortes Community Investment Co-op

We’re investing local capital and knowledge into our community.

 

 

 

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The Cortes Community Investment Coop (CCIC) started as a project of the Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA). Now, our two organizations work together to assist our island’s entrepreneurs solve problems and create abundance in our community.

British Columbia is a global leader in designing and implementing Investment Co-ops, and many of them shared their policies and best practices with us to help us get started. Because of this, in 2020, we were able to launch quickly, taking the CCIC from idea to first investment in less than six months.

Visit CCEDA online to find out more about how we work together to serve our community.

Who We Are

We’re a group of local economics nerds with an interest in community investing.

We care deeply about creating an abundant future here on Cortes.

We invest some of our capital, and lots of our time, to support local businesses, entrepreneurs, and futurepreneurs, succeed in their endeavours.

Our group of investors and volunteers are people who value their privacy and prefer to work quietly in the background. You might not see or hear us around town boasting about what we’re doing, but you can bet we’re passionate about it all the same.

How Does It Work?

1

Let’s Have a Quick Discussion

We’ll chat about what you’re working on and see if there is any part of it that we can help with.

2

Understanding Your Business Needs

If you’re looking for support in writing a business plan or preparing your financial projections, we’ll connect you with our partners at CCEDA.

3

Mentorships or transition support

If you are looking to grow or transition your business to new owners, we can provide mentorship, advice, and informed encouragement along the way.

4

Investing in your business

If your social enterprise is ready for investment, we’ll work through the steps to create a investment framework, or help get you connected with other financing options.

Ready to Connect?

We’d love to hear from you.