Download the Parkdale Community Wealth Building Report.

The Community Wealth Building report is a year-long research study conducted by the Community Finance Working Group with support from the Metcalf Foundation that set out to explore how impact investing could be used at a community level to support local objectives for shared wealth and equitable development.

The report advances critical thinking on community financing models and mechanisms that can help increase community influence over the flow of financial resources into the neighbourhood. Through an analysis of four community enterprises in Parkdale, the report walks through the process for building shared language around community investing and community enterprises, how community financing is evaluated, and what role community wealth building plays in the broader Parkdale objectives for economic justice.

Special thanks to the Metcalf Foundation for generous support for this project.