About

SocialFinance.ca is a program of the newly launched MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. We are proud to be a leading online community and information hub for social finance and impact investing in Canada. Established in 2008 by social finance pioneers Karim Harji and Michael Lewkowitz, SocialFinance.ca brings together the voices of social finance practitioners and thought leaders across the country and internationally. The vision of SocialFinance.ca is a world in which the innovations and resources of finance are harnessed to produce positive social, environmental and commercial advancements. Our mission is to catalyze and sustain a robust social finance marketplace in Canada.

SocialFinance.ca has four objectives: 

  • To support the community of people and organizations helping to make Canada a global leader in social finance
  • To promote learning through the sharing of best practices, success stories and challenges in advancing social finance
  • To provide information and analysis on the key issues related to social finance in Canada and internationally
  • To engage investors, entrepreneurs and enablers in open discussion on the potential for social finance as an enabler for change

SocialFinance.ca is currently operated out of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing office in Toronto, ON. The platform is supported by Bronwyn Oatley, Interim Managing Editor, along with a leadership team composed of Joanna Reynolds, Adam Jagelewski, and Karim Harji.

You are welcome to contact us to provide your input into the development of social finance in Canada and globally.