The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is proud to announce the 2015 Fall Cohort for the Impact8 Program. Initially launched in 2013, Impact8 helps to close the gap between growth-stage impact based ventures and investors interested in opportunities to fund business with a social benefit. By providing mentorship and targeted workshops, Impact8 increases the pipeline of […]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.