“I BELIEVE IN SUSTAINABLE, LOCAL FOOD SOURCES. I’M SO HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN CONNECTED WITH LIKE-MINDED INVESTORS”
The Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusiveness on our team, with our clients, and among our partners.
Rupert Downing is the Executive Director of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative and was one of its founding members. He has worked in community economic development for the last 40 years in Canada, the UK and Latin America. He has managed international cooperative development and social finance initiatives, including the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) where he worked to expand best practices and policies for the social economy. Rupert has led a number of non-profit and government agencies in BC and across Canada, working with rural, urban, northern and Indigenous communities.