Impact8 – Quebec’s first investment-readiness program supporting high-impact ventures. The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launched the Impact8 initiative because we saw a broad spectrum of potential opportunities for impact. There was the opportunity to grow the pipeline of investible opportunities in impact investments, the opportunity to help social entrepreneurs navigate the ecosystem of support and […]Read More ›
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin Reflects on Social Enterprise
This blog post is the fifth in a series related to the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance. In this series, Task Force members explore ideas and research that will help to catalyze a robust social finance marketplace in Canada.
Social entrepreneurship represents the elusive middle ground in our society – that combination between for-profit and non-profit commitment that has been kept at arm’s length until now.
In this thoughtful and engaging interview with Milton Friesen, Director of Operations at Cardus (an ideas lab for social innovation), the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada reflects on the relationship between businesses, not-for-profits and charities in Canada, including the role that legal and financial structures play in social enterprise.