1. This evening reception will celebrate the work of the independent Task Force on Social Finance. Task Force members will outline the opportunities where financial institutions, foundations and government can participate in building a market for impact investing in Canada. You will be introduced to current examples of social finance at work from the perspective of Canadian social entrepreneurs and the Rockefeller Foundation's initiative on Impact Investing.

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  2. Hear personal stories and interesting examples from Canada's emerging social finance marketplace. With five minutes each and drawing on their experience and research, these regular contributors to SocialFinance.ca will spotlight successful and/or poor social finance practices. A question-and-answer period rounds out the session.

    This event is produced in collaboration with SiG@MaRS, SocialFinance.ca, the Social Venture Exchange, and Social Venture Partners Toronto.

    Facilitator: Peter Deitz, Managing Editor, SocialFinance.ca
    Co-host: Dan Tisch, Co-Chair of Social Venture Partners Toronto (SVP Toronto)

    Speakers:

    Anshula Chowdhury, Founder & CEO, Social Assets Measurements (SAM)
    Beth Coates, Financial Manager, Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative (CAIC)
    Jessica Hazen, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)
    Anne Jamieson, Program Manager, Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF)
    Alex Kjorven, Development Manager, Access Community Capital Fund (Access)
    Joanne Kviring, Partner, Social Venture Partners Toronto (SVP Toronto)
    Julia Langer, Executive Director, Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF)
    Ruth Richardson, Founder and Chair, Small Change Fund
    Adam Spence, Founder and Chair, Social Venture Exchange (SVX)

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  3. A Task Force on Social Finance (TFSF) has been assembled by Social Innovation Generation, a national project partnered with the MaRS Discovery District, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, PLAN Institute and the University of Waterloo. The Task Force is seeking to fundamentally alter the way we think about investing and philanthropy in Canada. This group will examine the considerable work done to date and prioritize the key levers for change.

    The TFSF’s has delivered 7 recommendations that will ignite the development of an investment marketplace dedicated to addressing Canada’s social and environmental challenges. For more information visit socialfinancetaskforce.ca

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  4. On November 30, 2010 the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance released their report and recommendations for the growth of the impact investment marketplace in Canada.

    Pioneers in impact investing and social innovators alike from around the world offered these words of encouragement and congratulations.

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  5. The 2011 Social Finance Forum, which took place at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on December 13 and 14, brought together investors and ventures in order to create meaningful interactions and learning opportunities to mobilize capital and inspire new ideas. This video covers some of the key events of the day.

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The Centre for Impact Investing is a social finance hub and project incubator that acts as a neutral collaboration space for all sectors—government, community and private—to strengthen our collective ability to mobilize private capital for public good.

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