Hold the date: March 18th, 2014 – MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ontario has a vibrant and growing social venture sector, with hundreds of entrepreneurs and organizations focused on balancing people, planet and profit.
The Impact Venture Fair will be the showcase feature for local and international investors seeking high-quality, high-potential impact investment opportunities.
The Canadian impact investing marketplace has more than $5 billion in assets and is projected to grow to $30 billion over the next decade.
This March 18th, Impact Ontario will feature ventures achieving positive social/environmental impact across a variety of industries including sustainable food, clean technology, affordable housing, education and enterprises employing or supporting persons facing barriers to success.
Stay in touch for advance tickets and programming information.
Where our team has been this year
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
San Francisco SOCAP13: Accelerating the Good Economy
Montreal NOVAE B-Corp reception.
Toronto B-Corps at Patagonia Store, 500 King St. West.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.