Causeway Social Finance
CAUSEWAY is a collaborative project anchored with Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National and hosted at SiG@MaRS. Causeway is a 3 year project whose objective is to fast-track Canada’s adoption of social finance, ensuring there is a healthy social finance marketplace supported by mainstream financial institutions serving a national constituency of charities, social enterprises, social economy entities, community economic development institutions and cooperatives.
Causeway recognizes three areas of mobilization that will enable a robust social finance marketplace in Canada:
- support the development of federal and provincial public policy recommendations;
- support enhanced knowledge of social finance within the philanthropic and public benefit sector;
- catalyze the establishment and growth of social finance within the mainstream financial community.
Causeway works within existing networks to further the goal of a social market place in Canada. Causeway is a program of SiG National and is hosted by SiG@MaRS.
Introducing The Causeway collaboration:
The Causeway collaboration includes Tim Brodhead, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; Tim Draimin, Social Innovation Generation National; Al Etmanski, Plan Institute; John Anderson, Canadian Co-operative Association; Ted Jackson, Carleton University; Tessa Hebb, Centre for Community Investing Carleton University; Betsy Martin, Community Foundations Canada; Allyson Hewitt, SiG@MaRS,; James Tansey, Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation at Sauder School of Business; Rick Blickstead, The Wellesley Institute; Karim Harji, Social Capital Partners; Sean Moore, SiG Fellow; Michael Lewkowitz, Igniter.