Events

Featured Event

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Registration is now open! Buy your Early Bird Impact Ontario tickets today!

Impact Ontario is a landmark conference that brings world-changing Ontario ventures together with world-leading investors and intermediaries. Designed to support deal flow and impact investing opportunities through pitch sessions, one-to-one meetings and plenary panels, Impact Ontario aims to increase capital directed to profitable ventures with a scalable, sustainable impact.

Impact Ontario will spotlight ventures across a variety of industries including:

  • Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Sustainability
  • Education & Technology

Where our team has been this year

October

London, UK  Global Impact Investing Network

Calgary Social Enterprise World Forum

Here is a taste of what is offered:

  • The Social Finance track convened by Co-Chairs Tim Draimin, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and Joanna Reynolds, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing includes four breakout sessions:
    • Scaling Social Impact: Reducing the friction between Financial and Social Impact goals
    • Linking demand and supply: the role of intermediaries in impact investing
    • Inclusive economies are breaking the poverty cycle
    • Thinking Big: Making More than change for Early-Stage Ventures
  • Good Deals
  • Venture Pitch Fair
  • A 2-Day Finance Solutions Lab
  • A meeting on Canadian Leadership in Impact Investing: Advancing key recommendations from the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance

Calgary Soul of the City, Calgary Economic Development.
Washington Beyond the Pitch: Impact DC
Inaugural Social Investment Task Force meeting

September

San Francisco  SOCAP13: Accelerating the Good Economy 

Montreal  NOVAE B-Corp reception.

August

Toronto  B-Corps at Patagonia Store, 500 King St. West.

July

Wolfville and Halifax, Nova Scotia B Corp pub nights
Moncton, New Brunswick  B Corp pub nights
Charlottetown, PEI  B Corp pub nights
Toronto, Ontario  Workshop for Ontario Regional Innovation Centres
Toronto, Ontario Social Entrepreneurship at University of Toronto, B-Corp presentation

June

Social Finance Connects Harnessing the Power of Social Finance: Canadians Respond to the National Call for Concepts for Social Finance
Vancouver, B.C. Canadian Social Responsible Investment Conference
Vancouver, B.C. Foundations and Endowments West Presentation on the national and global models of mission investing.
Guelph, Ontario B Corp pub nights
Toronto, Ontario Aboriginal Power: Clean energy and the future of Canada’s First Peoples
Toronto, Ontario Tunisian Delegation: Study tour on SME lending and enabling environments
Winnipeg, Manitoba Presentation on the policy barriers to mission investing
Toronto, Ontario Mindpath Conference Presentation on integrating impact investing into client portfolios
Toronto, Ontario Ashoka Social Innovation Bootcamp  Presentation on raising impact capital
Peterborough, Ontario Make the Best Ideas Happen  Key note address at the Market Hall
Toronto, Ontario WWF Canada Stewardship & Information Session
Montreal, Quebec MaRS Impact Ventures Pitch Fair.
Richmond Hill, Ontario York Tech Alliance AGM B-Corp presentation.
London, UK G8 Social Impact Investment Forum  Panel presentation.
Toronto, Ontario School for Social Enterprise – Ontario.
Toronto, Ontario MaRS Clean Tech advisory group B-Corp presentation.

May

Toronto, Ontario Food, Farm, Fish and Finance Forum in partnership with FarmStart, Sustain Ontario, Centre for Social Innovation, and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
London, Ontario  Doing Good by Doing Well panel discussion.
Toronto, Ontario Addiction and Mental Health Ontario presentation on blended value.
Toronto, Ontario Urban Space Property Group  B-Corp presentation.

April

Social Finance Connects Trends in Socially Responsible Investment in Canada, with Ian Bragg, Social Investment Organization, hosted by Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Social Finance for Sustainable Fishing Communities with Joanna Reynolds and Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Hosted by the Ecology Action Centre.
Antigonnish, Nova Scotia The Business of Good, panel discussion with Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development.
Calgary, Alberta EPIC YYC innovation Exchange – via webinar.
Toronto, Ontario Building Evidence Workshop: bridging the gap between policy and evidence to attract social finance, with Joyce Sou, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario Green Living Show, B-Corp presentation with Joyce Sou, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Ottawa, Ontario Doing Well by Doing Good. Presentation on impact investing and the SVX, with Adam Spence, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

March

Social Finance Connects The Legislative and Regulatory Environment for Social Enterprise and Social Finance in Canada, with Janice Ledermn, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. Hosted by Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Kingston, Ontario Queen’s University Social Innovation, with Adam Spence and Joyce Sou, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Ottawa, Ontario. Presentation to the Partnership Directorate Roundtable on Social Finance with Joanna Reynolds and Joyce Sou, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario Business & Society, Social Economy & Alternative Development, York University, with Joanna Reynolds, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario Supportive Housing and Social Finance event with CMHA and Adam Spence, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario School for Social Entrepreneurs session on impact investing and capital raising, with Adam Spence, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario Presentation on Impact Investing with Ashoka Changemakers, with Adam Spence, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario OISE Social Economy Centre, presentation on impact investing with Karim Harji, Purpose Capital and Joanna Reynolds, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Brant County, Ontario Finance, Farms,& Food, with Joanna Reynolds, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.  In partnership with the Rural Ontario Institute, Centre for Social Innovation.
Social Finance Connects Blended Financing for Impact: The Opportunity for Social Finance in Supportive Housing, with Adam Spence, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Hosted by Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

February

Social Finance Connects Social Finance Impact Measurement Use Among Canadian Impact Investors, with Karim Harji, Purpose Capital. Hosted by Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Waterloo, Ontario Global Citizenship Conference, with Adam Spence MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Hosted by Laurier Student’s Public Interest Research Group.
Toronto, Ontario Career Fest at York University, with Tristina Sinopoli, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Toronto, Ontario Green Enterprise Toronto.

January

Social Finance Connects Social Metrics, Outcome Evaluation and Social Return on Investment, with Stephanie Robertson, SiMPACT Strategy Group, and Tessa Hebb, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation.
Ottawa, Ontario Information session for B Corps and SVX.
Montreal, Quebec Information session B Corps and SVX.
London, Ontario Social Finance Roundtable discussion In partnership with Pillar Non-Profit Organization.
Social Finance Connects Social Finance overvie In partnership with Mount Royal University & Nonprofit Research Forum.