Glassworks Co-op moving forward with Investment Readiness Funding


The board and members of Glassworks Cooperative are excited to announce our success in obtaining Community Foundations of Canada Investment Readiness Program (IRP) funding. We are the proud recipients of a $10,000 grant from the impact sustainability funding stream which supports business model development, planning and impact measurement, and the diversification of our funding sources.


We are grateful that Community Foundations of Canada recognized the alignment between their mission—to fund projects that build sustainable and inclusive communities—and ours. Glassworks Co-op exists to create net-zero, affordable, multigenerational living and an economic development project that benefits Owen Sound as a whole. As part of this initiative, we will create The Owen Sound Community Land Trust to protect the affordability part of our great city in perpetuity.


Community Foundations of Canada funded 257 social purpose organizations in its first IRP intake. Glassworks Cooperative was one of four Grey-Bruce recipients of this grant and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Since our inaugural meeting initiated by inspiring members of the Beach Community Energy Co-operative (BCEC) at St. George’s Parish in 2017, Glassworks Cooperative has: