A Prosperous Community is a Vibrant Community

OUR Community Dollar


We help local business communities thrive by providing a local currency program, which encourages people to shop local.

Look for businesses displaying this sign!

Why Community Currency?


We are launching $800 000 in Community Currency (OC$) into the Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Surrounding Areas. How does this help?

  • Increases OUR local money supply
  • Keeps money in OUR community
  • Strengthens OUR local economy
  • Builds OUR community engagement
  • Expands OUR local employment levels

How OUR Community Dollar™ Works


OUR Community Dollarcomplements the federal currency system.

Businesses accept OUR Community Dollar™ as a portion of the sale price of their products and services.

These businesses can then spend their currency with other locally based businesses.

We connect family owned and home-based businesses with prospective customers, developing relationships within a local economy.

In today’s world, local shopping initiatives are in demand.

Community businesses and consumers can take part in this exciting concept through membership participation. As a benefit of membership, OUR Community Dollar(OC$) can be spent as partial or full payment for goods and services offered by participating businesses.

Directory

Search for member businesses based on their location, category or company name.

Events

We host a number of events, where you have the chance to connect with like-minded businesses.

Become a Member

Discover the benefits of being a member of the OUR Community Dollar program.

The Benefits and System

Receive OC$

Become a member and participate in our programs to receive OC$.

Give and Get Marketplace

Sell your goods online on our board with a percentage of the sale price being OC$.

Give and Get Network

Trade your time to help local community members who have the option to pay you in OC$.

Attend Events

Access community events that facilitate interaction with others who understand that relationship connections strengthen the community.

Support Local Businesses

Access the OC$ Business Directory and find where you can spend your OC$ locally.

Spend OC$

Make purchases from local business and support the local economy!

Support Local

Participate in the program and help drive traffic and sales to local businesses – the backbones of our community.