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Social Finance ForumWhy seek only financial gain, when smart investments can do so much more? Smart investments can tackle social problems, unlock new clean technologies and open the door to an economy with impact.

The Social Finance Forum is Canada’s leading event for those who believe profits can be paired with purpose.

Register for the Social Finance Forum

Now in its 12th year, the Forum attracts more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs, finance professionals, charity leaders and public service visionaries who are reshaping markets and ensuring that every dollar makes a difference.

What’s happening

Four streams, each featuring high-profile thought leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs and groundbreaking ideas.


Explore how social finance connects to people and empowers communities through bottom-up and place-based models.


Impact investing is a rapidly growing market – opportunities are plentiful, but the rules are complex. Join us to learn how you can get involved. Investors will be empowered with knowledge and insights to navigate this expanding field.


Learn about the latest innovations in measurement and valuation for risk-return-impact. You’ll come away with tools, case studies and lessons for quantifying the good being created.


Discover the entrepreneurs and technologies that are accelerating our progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada and abroad.

Business Development and Lending Officer

12 Month Maternity Leave Position

The Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation is seeking an energetic individual to fill a Business Development and Lending Officer maternity leave position.

LOWBIC is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors servicing the Kenora Area. The Business Development and Lending Officer is responsible for all aspects of the investment fund portfolio including growth, collections, business counselling and assessing feasibility of client business ideas/proposals/plans.

12 Jul 2019

Sustainable Development Goals: The Future is Black, from Consumer to Producer

11:00am to1:30pm
Humber Summit Branch Library
2990 Islington Avenue

Are you a Young Black Professional? DYLOTT (Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today) is inviting you to join us to learn how our community can influence International Diplomacy, Emerging Markets and Social Media.

The event will feature a panel discussion with Consul General Nadia Theodore, Isaac Olowolafe, Camille Dundas and Lekan Olawoye. Moderated by Tiffany Gooch.

There will be a Networking Opportunity following the panel discussion.

Register for Sustainable Development Goals: The Future is Black, from Consumer to Producer 

Building Our Way Out of Our Affordable Housing Crisis: What B.C. Can Teach Us About Maximizing the Affordable Housing Potential of Public Land and Non-Profit Assets?

Building Our Way Out of Our Affordable Housing Crisis: What B.C. Can Teach Us About Maximizing the Affordable Housing Potential of Public Land and Non-Profit Assets?

2:00pm to 4:30pm
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street
Sidney Smith Hall: 2nd Floor Auditorium
Room 2102

Something exciting is happening in British Columbia: thousands of units of non-market affordable rental housing are being built in and around Vancouver through an innovative new model of affordable housing development. Not reliant on senior government funding or ongoing operating subsidies, the model is built on a unique partnership with the City, non-profits, and social finance institutions.

Meanwhile, the City of Toronto has identified 11 sites of public land for development, the Port Lands will become developable within the next 10 years, and there are non-profits with land & building assets across the city trying to figure out what to do with them. Can B.C. show us a way to seize these opportunities to solve Toronto’s affordable housing crisis?

Register for Building Our Way Out of Our Affordable Housing Crisis

Thom Armstrong, Executive Director of the Co-op Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC), and one of the key architects of B.C’s model, in conversation with Debbie Stewart, Vice President of Partnerships with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will discuss the model and his experience in Vancouver with a focus on the possibilities for Toronto.

This event will bring together City of Toronto staff, non-profit and public housing providers/agencies, non-profit developers, social finance institutions/foundations, co-op housing members, university administrators, churches, housing researchers, housing policy experts, and affordable housing advocates to discuss the opportunities, challenges and steps that can be taken today to start moving towards realizing our affordable housing potential. 


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