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Rankin MacSween in Victoria

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This September 24-30, you are invited to meet Rankin MacSween, one of the founders of the Community Economic Development movement in Canada and of the first Community Investment Fund in the country. 

MacSween’s visit is an opportunity for our region to learn from his leading expertise in community investing and springboard that knowledge into action across British Columbia. During his visit to Victoria, he will meet with government, business, community, academic, and social movement colleagues as well as members of the public.

We invite you to meet Rankin at one of three pubic events being planned during his trip to Victoria and encourage you to help spread the word. The dates and location of these events are:

Wednesday, September 24


The Inaugural Annual General Meeting and Launch of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Fund, at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre

RSVP by September 15th at


Wednesday, September 24


The Community Social Planning Council’s Annual General Meeting, at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre.  The luncheon is $35 or free to members of the Community Social Planning Council.

RSVP by September 19th at


Thursday, September 25


A Public Forum on Investing in Community hosted by the Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community-University Engagement, University of Victoria. Event will be at the University Club.

RSVP by September 19th at



Rankin MacSween on video

Public invitation to Ranking MacSween events

Link to all events:

Rankin MacSween biography

Case study of New Dawn Enterprises | Full Community Investment Fund How-to Guide

Direct link to New Dawn Enterprises

Interview with Justin Stephenson on C-FAX 1070 | Community Investment discussion starts at 19minutes 15seconds


Rankin MacSween's visit to Victoria is generously supported by:

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