Social Finance Forum 2016

Where profit meets purpose

Oct. 27 & 28 | MaRS Discovery District, Toronto

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CONNECT

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

DISCOVER

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

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INSPIRE

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

MOVING TO THE MAINSTREAM

The Social Finance Forum is the leading event in Canada dedicated to impact investing and social enterprise. Organized by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, it is the largest gathering of social entrepreneurs, social finance professionals and impact investors in the country. It’s the place to make new connections, spot trends and get a glimpse of what’s coming next in this rapidly growing market.

Social finance is about making better profits, not just bigger ones. It’s a movement of entrepreneurs creating ventures to tackle tough social issues and investors looking for investments that will benefit society as well as themselves. After several years of rapid growth in Canada, social finance is fast moving to the mainstream.

Reflecting this rising profile, the 9th annual Forum will be our largest yet. 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

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE 2016 FORUM

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2016?

The Unconference

It's time to take charge. We're turning over 12 sessions to participants to use however they wish. Present your great idea, run a workshop or do something completely different.

Venture village

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

Office Hours

Office Hours is the place for people interested in social finance to receive one-on-one advice from experts. Reservations open soon.

Register now and receive $250 off ticket price

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