What is the Kingston Social Value Fund?


Tuesday December 7, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Virtual Workshop
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About this Event

If you're a woman entrepreneur who's leading a Kingston-based business or non-profit, this innovative funding solution might be for you.

Do you run a small or medium-sized business, non-profit or co-op in the greater Kingston region? If so, chances are you're on the look-out for new and innovative funding solutions.

Introducing the Kingston Social Value Fund (KSVF), Kingston’s first youth-led impact investment organization.

The KSVF invests in local social purpose organizations, including small to medium sized enterprises, enterprising non-profits, and co-ops.

The Fund's investments are tailored to each organization’s business model and are funded either directly, or as co-investments with local impact investors, or through third-party local funders.

Extensive post-investment support is also available through KSVF's parent organization, National Social Value Fund, as well as through the Social Innovation Academy and Canvas Foundation.

This workshop will provide an overview of the KSVF and its investment process, including how social investment could be a funding solution for your enterprise.

A Q&A session will take place at the end of the workshop.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Please contact Kerry Ramsay at kerry.ramsay@queensu.ca if you have accessibility requirements as soon as possible as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.



Chloe is a fourth year student studying Commerce at Queen’s University. She joined the Kingston Social Value Fund after completing a fellowship and internship with the Social Innovation Academy in sophomore year.

Gabby is in her final year of her Bachelor of Commerce at the Sprott School of Business where she studies Finance and Economics. She is very passionate about integrating ESG and impact initiatives in the workplace. Ultimately, she hopes to engage industry strategically and work towards a more equitable business landscape.

Yashriya (Yash) is a second-year Bachelor of Commerce student at Queen’s University. Like Chole and Gabby she is currently a Fund Manager on the Kingston Social Value Fund, an organization which uses community capital to invest in social purpose organizations within Kingston and surrounding regions. Yash is passionate about sustainable business, specifically in the ethical supply-chain space.



The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

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