The IRP funds Leftovers received are being used to start a cafe featuring redirected rescued food, upcycled food products, and sustainably sourced coffee. The café will also use a pay-what-you-want pricing model to increase dignified access to nutritional food.
The IRP funds Medalta received are being used to increase production volume, product selection, and capacity of their Working Pottery to enter into larger wholesale contracts, through upgrades of production and safety equipment.
The funding Vecova received from the IRP program is being used to support the re-envisioning of their social enterprises that have a recycling mandate into their Recycling Service social enterprise.
The IRP funds that CCC received are being used to support their contracting with MaRS Discovery District to continue developing a Social Impact Bond for Depression (Mental Health).
As a successful recipient of the first round of IRP funding, Sage is using their funding towards feasibility and business planning for the implementation of sliding-scale, fee-for-service, financial and personal decision-making assistance services related to guardianship, trusteeship, powers of attorney, wills, and personal directives.