A First Look At the 2014 Social Finance Forum

A First Look At the 2014 Social Finance Forum

Engaged Content Streams Delivered by Industry Leaders Will Form the Backbone of the 2014 Social Finance Forum

For the past six years the Social Finance Forum has been the place to be for leaders and practitioners in Canada’s diverse social finance scene. We have explored what it means to Invest in Good Deals, successfully partnered with the Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary and stressed the importance of Measuring Up our social impact.


This year, as we stress Building Markets that Matter, we will be taking it one step further by leveraging our partnerships across the social finance landscape into content that matters to you, your organization and your community. Each stream will be explored by 2 – 6 workshops, which will be focused on going deeper into designing and developing strategies that advance social finance goals.

Meet Our Content Partners

Check Out Our Content Streams

Stream 1: Building a social finance strategy
Come if you are a…
Community Organization, Not-For-Profit, Charity, Co-operative

This program stream includes a full day of programming and will take you through the development of your social finance strategy, tailored to your organization’s interests.

Stream 2: Global Impact Investing
Come if you are a(n)…
Investor, Public Policy Developer, Global Entrepreneur, International Organization

From the Social Investment Task Force convened by the G8, through to the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative, this stream will introduce you to the global movement and provide an in-depth look into the people, conversations and latest developments in the field.

Stream 3: Impact Investing in the financial service industry
Come if you are a…
Credit Union, Financial Services Organization

This stream will present opportunities for leadership and business growth by showcasing where impact investing across Canada and the globe has attracted involvement from mainstream institutions.

Stream 4: Community Finance Solutions Lab (Funds & Projects)
Come if you are a…
Community Organization, Not-For-Profit, Charity, Co-operative

In this stream, Community Finance Solutions will facilitate two half-day finance labs. These participatory workshops enable a select group of fund and product developers to draw on the deep experience of Forum participants.

Stream 5: Investment Readiness
Come if you are a…
Social Entrepreneur, Community Organization, Not-For-Profit, Charity, Co-operative

This program stream goes deeper into determining the investor type that matches your stage of development, understanding due diligence and valuation, and of course… getting the best pitch you can deliver.

Event details
The 2014 Social Finance Forum will take place at MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s largest urban innovation centres. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation.

Date: November 6 & 7, 2014
Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

We have a limited number of Early Bird tickets, and half of them are already gone! REGISTER NOW!

Some subsidies are available. Contact us to apply.


Editor’s Note: Sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 Social Finance Forum are available. If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Joanna Reynolds.


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