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Put purpose in your portfolio

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

Every day, billions of dollars are invested with the sole intention of making more dollars, while life-changing social programs and vital environmental initiatives struggle for funding. Impact investing is the fast-growing movement that’s closing that gap by promoting profitable investments in programs and ventures that power progress.

Now in its 11th year, the Social Finance Forum, organized and convened by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, 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.






days of programming


evening receptions


What’s happening

Sessions will be organized around four streams, each featuring high-profile thought leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs and groundbreaking ideas.


There’s broad public support for impact investing, but not everybody is jumping in. Learn how to bridge the divide between awareness and action.


How do you know if your program or portfolio is making a difference? Discover strategies for creating impact and measuring it.


Discover how exponential technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain can accelerate the shift to fairer financial systems.


Canada’s impact investing market is growing fast – but it’s just getting started. These sessions reveal the innovations that are meeting the increased demand for impact investing options across the country, with a particular focus on indigenous communities.

Save the Date: Nov. 6-8, 2019

Featured Speakers

Who you'll meet at Social Finance Forum

Major banks, investment funds & angel investors

Global thought leaders

Social entrepreneurs

Government representatives & educators

What people are saying

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
So great to see Social Finance Forum was so well attended – and there were lots of new faces.
Bill Young Social Capital Partners
The Social Finance Forum provided me the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals with whom I could explore my passion and ideas. I met truly remarkable individuals and landed my current job with Corporate Knights after sharing research I did during my master's degree with their CEO.
Maury Rubin Corporate Knights
The Social Finance Forum brought together the best and brightest from Canada and beyond. The format was just right to hear relevant content while also making many useful connections.
Benjamin Overton Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Social Finance Forum is a great event with lots of great people and conversations!
Serge LeVert-Chiasson, Senior Partner, Managing Director of Operations & CCO Sarona Asset Management
The Social Finance Forum was expertly executed. I was extremely impressed with the quality of content, the venue, the hospitality and attention to detail. To all involved, well done!
Machelle Denison Strong Start® Charitable Organization

Sponsorship Opportunities

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