The GSG covers 33 countries through its 28 National and Regional Advisory Boards working to catalyse impact investment in their markets. Discover each one below.



Mission & Purpose

Canada’s National Advisory Board aims to scale durable solutions to social problems by means of a vibrant social finance market. Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada, the Board’s 2014 report, highlighted policy obstacles to a vibrant market and suggested reforms to eliminate them. Though the Board is temporarily dormant, the Board’s members continue to champion Canada’s social finance potential and develop policy changes that could unleash it.
  • A total of


    is in Canadian impact investment funds (2016 Canadian Impact Investment Trends Report)
  • Estimated


    social enterprises in Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Minimum of


    estimated in community bonds sold in Canada

Key Resources

    Key People


    • Duncan Farthing-Nichol
      Senior Associate, Research and Policy, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
    • Adam Jagelewski
      Director, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

    Upcoming Events

    • 13
      Calgary, Alberta, 13 Sep 2017


      EconoUs2017 will convene up to 350 delegates and community leaders from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning, connecting, and celebrating the heart and soul of local economies.

      Innovating for shared prosperity

    • 9
      Toronto, 9 Nov 2017

      Social Finance Forum

      Now in its 10th year, the Social Finance Forum is Canada’s leading gathering of impact investors, social entrepreneurs and social finance professionals.

      Social Finance Forum: where profit meets purpose

    • 10
      Kingston, Ontario, 10 Nov 2017

      Social Impact Summit

      The Social Impact Summit is an engaging and inspiring conference program that brings together leading academics and practitioners to expose delegates to a variety of issues and topics in the area of Social Impact and Responsible Leadership.

      Addressing a range of issues and topics in the area of Social Impact and Responsible Leadership

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