The Centre for Social Innovation, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, Toronto+Acumen, and the Social Enterprise Incubator have teamed up to create one application for four incredible acceleration opportunities for social entrepreners: the CSI Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund, the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing: Impact 8, Toronto+Acumen’s Pioneer+TO, and Project Hatch: the Social Enterprise Incubator.
If every household in Ontario spent $10 per week on local food, the local economy would see an additional $2.4 billion and 10,000 new jobs would be created by the end of the year. At the Food, Fish, Farms, and Finance Forum, Ellen Martin explores the intersection between localism and the new economy.
Equity crowdfunding is on the move and it has caught the attention of the Canadian securities regulators. This post, the second in a series of four, discusses the positions of the issuer, the investor and the crowdfunding portal, in response to the Ontatio Securities Comission's recent report, "Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions."
Crowdfunding is attracting incredible attention in Ontario and around the world. It is seen as the newest solution to all our problems. But it is not new. What are the five types of crowdfunding models? What type of crowdfunding legislation exists in Ontario?
On Tuesday evening, SocialFinance.ca was pleased to cover the fourth event in the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's series of Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development. The seminar, Local Assets for Local Needs: Community Philanthropy in Action, was held in Ottawa, but was also available by webinar.