Each of the 22 members of the GSG has a National Advisory Board working to catalyse impact investment in their country or region. 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


    Important Update!

    As previously announced, we have very reluctantly had to cancel arrangements to hold the 2019 Impact Summit in Santiago, owing to continuing civil unrest. 

    We are happy to announce that we have been successful in shifting the Summit to Buenos Aires, 18-19 November, followed as previously by the SOCAP, FMO, ACTO and NAB meetings on the 20th November.

    Please do finalize your travel arrangements. We will send out an accommodation booking link early next week.

    You will find updates to the Summit agenda and speakers on our website, over the next few days.

    If you have any questions, please contact summit2019@gsgii.org.

    We look forward to seeing you in Buenos Aires!