Beth Coates and Valerie Lemieux
Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative (CAIC)
Beth Coates has seventeen years experience as the Financial Manager of CAIC (Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative), a faith based investment fund that has been providing financing to the non profit and charitable sector across Canada since 1984. Beth is a chartered accountant who also has extensive experience as a financial analyst and corporate risk manager. Beth and CAIC’s long history with this sector have provided insights which make CAIC ideally suited to provide community financing.
Valerie Lemieux has gained valuable insight into the non profit/charitable and cooperative sectors by providing communications & office management services for the past 18 years to an innovative social lender - the Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative (CAIC). Valerie also provides grant & communications management services to the Catherine Donnelly Foundation and is a partner in Ticking Time Bomb Productions - a graphic & web design company.