Transformative Investments for Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurs and Communities

We’re Indigenous.
We invest in Indigenous
social enterprises
and a better future

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RISE Indigenous Social Enterprise for Youth

Are you interested in having an impact on your community in a positive way? Learn how to build a social enterprise for yourself or your community. Visit our Foundation site for dates and locations.     https://www.riif.ca


December 2019

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5-6th | Lawson Foundation Diabetes Workshop - Toronto

The Foundation brings together from across Canada about 50 researchers and community leaders who are implementing innovative diabetes prevention, management and capacity building initiatives funded through our Child & Youth Diabetes Strategy.     https://lawson.ca/our-approach/impact-areas/healthy-active-children/diabetes/


January 2020

21-22nd | Diabetes Reduction lab - PEI

Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation is convening diabetes experts, community representatives and social impact investors together in a unique engagement lab process.



Why invest in the

Raven Capital Fund?

We believe that investing from a platform of Indigenous values can address our biggest social, economic, and environmental challenges.

We work in partnership with Indigenous social enterprises to accelerate their success by providing access to capital and bespoke technical assistance, within an Indigenous cultural framework. Our objective is to help Indigenous entrepreneurs achieve their goals, strengthen the Indigenous economy, and have a positive and lasting impact on the ecosystem.

Raven Fund Portfolio

Since inception in May 2019, the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund has invested in three innovative, scalable Indigenous enterprises.

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Animikii Inc.

Indigenous Technology and Digital Media
Victoria | BC

Animikii is an award winning digital agency that drives social innovation through Indigenous technology with a focus on lowering barriers for Indigenous youth and emerging Indigenous technologists to explore technology or entrepreneurship as a career.

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Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics

Natural cosmetics company
St. Catherines | ON

Cheekbone is a socially and environmentally conscious colour cosmetics brand that exists to enhance and empower the lives of Indigenous youth. Cheekbone has developed an innovative digital strategy to build its market across Canada and the United States.

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One Feather Mobile solutions

Blockchain and FinTech
Victoria | BC

One Feather builds innovative technology that lifts up Indigenous people and their communities by removing technological impediments that restrict (and deny) access to benefits, entitlements, and wealth creation opportunities. Success means disrupting traditional intermediaries (governments, banks, consultants) and restoring sovereign identity, wealth, and dignity.

In the news.

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Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics

Raven is excited to announce our investment in Cheekbone Beauty, an Indigenous cosmetics company with a social mandate.

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2019 Ashoka Fellowship

Congratulations to Jeff Cyr, elected as this year's Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs."

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2020 Canada Clean50

We are honoured to be receiving a 2020 Canada's Clean50 Top 20 Project award alongside Aki Energy Inc., for the Outcomes Contract, which enables the installation of 125 geothermal units in 3 Manitoba First Nations.

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The Sage Initiative.

impact investing collective

The Sage Initiative is an impact investing collective made up of 12 young Indigenous women between the ages of 18-24 inclusive who are currently living in British Columbia. It is designed to create a supported learning environment where participants will build their impact investment literacy and make real investment decisions. In order to be eligible to join the collective, each participant will be required to commit a minimum of $5,000 in capital (with a maximum of $50,000).

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Participants in the Sage Initiative will be guided by a collective of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women mentors who will support their learning journey. In order to be eligible to join the collective as a mentor, each individual will be required to commit $5,000 in investment capital that will be made available to the young Indigenous women participants. Mentors will volunteer their time

RICP will provide impact investment curriculum, cover all costs for travel and accommodation, and facilitate investments made by members of the collective.

Ready to apply?

Download and complete the application form:    Form

For more information contact us at: sagelacerte@ravencapitalpartners.ca

 

About us.

We’re Indigenous and we invest in Indigenous social enterprise.

Our purpose is to facilitate the flow of capital through impact investing, and to support the ongoing revitalization of the Indigenous economy in Canada.

An Indigenous Approach to Impact Investing

As an Indigenous intermediary, we honor the Seven Sacred Teachings and we operate from the perspective of the Indigenous world view. We follow traditional Indigenous protocols, we work for the well being of people and the planet, and we acknowledge our responsibility to the next seven generations.

Indigenous Impact

We build relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous entrepreneurs to drive sustainable change. We seek to address pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges, by supporting Indigenous innovators.