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Social Finance

An exploration session on investment readiness

Date: January 28, 2020

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location: TechPlace, 5500 North Service Road, Suite 801, Burlington

Cost: Free

Innoweave and United Way Halton & Hamilton will be co-hosting this Social Finance Investment Readiness Exploration Session. Come learn about social finance opportunities and explore how your organization can benefit to enhance your impact. Space is limited.

Community Foundations of Canada are providing information sessions that describe Investment Readiness Program requirements. This session will not dive into IRP details and complements these sessions by covering the following:

  • A brief overview of the repayable Social Finance Fund and the non-repayable $50 million IRP
  • How social finance benefits social purpose organizations
  • Exploration of investment readiness
  • Ideation exercises for how your organization can benefit from social finance
  • Q&A and discussion

For specific information on the IRP, please visit the following sources:


Facilitator: Wayne Miranda's passion is to grow ventures that generate a social and environmental impact. He is presently leading the social finance investment readiness work at McConnell Foundation. This is a new program launched to help nonprofits, charities, co-operatives, and social enterprise for-profits access social finance to enhance their impact. Prior to joining McConnell Foundation, Wayne was the Director of Growth at the Centre for Social Innovation, Managing Director of TechSoup Canada, and Founder & CEO of Growth Mosaic in Ghana. Wayne has helped put to work over US$21 million to build hundreds of social ventures. And when he is not helping changemakers, he’s paddling and hiking in Canada’s beautiful outdoors or playing ultimate!

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For more information please contact:

Vivien Underdown, Manager of Strategic Initiatives & Capacity Building


905-527-4576 ext. 236