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15 November, 2016

Winnipeg Social Finance Forum 20168:30am to 4:00pm
RBC Convention Centre
375 York Ave

The Winnipeg Social Finance Working Group is pleased to announce the first Winnipeg Social Finance Forum. This one-day conference will strengthen the practice and understanding of social finance in Winnipeg and Manitoba. Social finance describes lending and investment in impact-focused entities, including social enterprises, non-profits sand cooperatives.

Social finance is drawing increased attention across Canada and internationally. There are great opportunities in our communities that can be unlocked with the access to the right financing. Join local and national leaders to discuss the existing social finance landscape in Manitoba, and contribute to what the future holds.

The Winnipeg Social Finance Forum is an invite-only event. Please contact Darcy Penner for more information at d.penner at

Program (a detailed program will be released in the coming weeks):

Morning plenary sessions:

  • National leaders presenting on social finance outcomes, challenges and trends
  • Local leaders discussing existing social finance tools in Manitoba, how they work, challenges and opportunities

Afternoon 'deep-dive' sessions on topics including:

  • A funders' forum for foundations, financial institutions and large corporations
  • Social impact bonds
  • National case studies of successful social finance tools and projects

This is an invite-only event targeting:

  • Financial institutions
  • Business leaders
  • Foundations
  • Manitoba government representatives
  • Local practitioners involved in social enterprise, cooperatives and community development

The Winnipeg Social Finance Working Group is comprised of:

  • Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • SEED Winnipeg
  • Canadian CED Network Manitoba
  • Jubilee Fund
  • University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation
  • United Way Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Co-operative Association
  • Winnipeg Foundation

Support for this event is being provided by:

  • Charles Loewen Foundation
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Winnipeg Foundation
  • United Way
  • Social Enterprise Manitoba
  • SEED Winnipeg
  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Jubilee Fund 
RBC Convention Centre
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Social Economy & Social Enterprise