MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Every dollar should make a difference
Big problems require bold solutions. Impact investing is a powerful new force in the fight against society’s toughest challenges, like persistent poverty, chronic ill health and environmental destruction.
MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is a leading force in growing the impact investment market in Canada. It creates innovative ways for investors to fund social enterprises and charities with investments that create both a financial return for them and a dividend for society.
MaRS launches Canada's first social impact bond in health
7,000 seniors will benefit from healthy-living program
Heart attack and stroke kill one in four Canadians. MaRS has partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Public Health Agency of Canada to launch a lifestyle-change program to help 7,000 at-risk seniors lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. The program will be funded by a social impact bond structured by MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.