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Social Finance Forum 2017

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More than 400 impact investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders all in one place


Dozens of Canadian social ventures showcase their latest innovations, services and investment opportunities


Internationally renowned speakers share their visions for fairer finance and a brighter future


The Social Finance Forum is about making better profits, not just bigger ones. Social finance uses private capital and the power of business to push social progress and protect the environment. The Forum is the place to gain insights into this fast-growing market, spot trends and make new connections.

Organized by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, it is the largest gathering of social entrepreneurs, social finance professionals and impact investors in Canada. Hear from more than 40 experts on where the social finance market is headed – and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Explore the latest innovations, ideas and investment opportunities from Canada’s social ventures at pitch sessions and showcases. And connect with more than 400 like-minded professionals who believe in the power of business to shape a better future.

About the forum



Venture Village

Explore the latest innovations from Canadian social ventures. Ten for-profit, non-profit and co-operatives will demonstrate the products and services that are shaping brighter futures. Supported by Trico Foundation.

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The Unconference

Got a burning issue to raise? Need to crowdsource ideas for a crucial project? This is the place for you. The Unconference turns the conference format on its head – putting participants in charge of several sessions. For your chance to lead an Unconference session, tell us your idea during the online registration process.


Social Finance Awards

The Social Finance Awards celebrate the people and organizations helping to build a thriving social finance market in Canada. Applications close Oct. 7.

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What people are saying about the Forum

Social Finance Forum was a perfect opportunity to meet and chat with folks in the industry. I always love the energy of the event.
Jory Cohen, Director of Social Finance & Investment Inspirit Foundation
It was really productive for me in terms of connecting and re-connecting with people in the space. The curated schedule worked well, and I enjoyed the Dragon's Den pitch session a lot. The ventures were impressive!
Joanne Kviring Virgin Unite
So great to see Social Finance Forum was so well attended – and there were lots of new faces.
Bill Young, Founder Social Capital Partners