Our story began with gathering Canadian leaders who have been addressing this problem for decades. We connected with experts from the social innovation, urban planning, property, finance, management, accounting, legal, government and faith sectors. We heard their story:
what we heard was the need for a more radical option.
What we HEARD IS THAT 10,000 of Canada’s 28,000 church buildings will close within the next 10 years.
WHAT WE HEARD WAS A CALL FOR A SECULAR SOLUTION TO WHAT BEGAN AS A FAITH PROBLEM.
WHAT WE HEARD WAS A FRUSTRATION AT TOO MANY BAND-AID SOLUTIONS AND THE NEED for A TOTALLY NEW STRATEGY FOR THE BUILDING OF SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE.
WHAT WE DECIDED TO BUILD WAS A MODEL THAT COULD CONNECT, ADVISE, INVEST AND RUN THE SOLUTION: JOINING WITH ALL LEVELS OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, INVESTMENT FUNDS AND SOCIAL INNOVATORS TO CREATE A NEW COMMUNITY HUB MODEL FOR OUR MOST STRATEGIC BUILDINGS.