The global influence of the GSG is built on a unique and growing group of National Advisory Boards, currently made up of 30 National and Regional Advisory Boards, representing 40 countries. A further 30 NABs are under development, many in lower and lower-middle-income countries.



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

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