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Event: Social Innovation Canada's Spotlight on Imagine Canada, an IRP project – June 22nd

Thursday, June 22, 2023 – 12:30 – 2:00pm (ET), FREE

You’re invited to our Investment Readiness Webinar series, to learn about the investment readiness journey of a selection of organizations profiled by Imagine Canada.

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn insights and perspectives about the investment readiness journeys of social purpose organizations through case studies compiled by Imagine Canada. The session will include an engaging discussion from a diverse lineup of industry leaders sharing key takeaways to help advance and better understand SPOs’ social finance needs.

(see recording below)

Learn more about Imagine Canada

Who is this for?

This event is for anyone interested in learning more about the investment readiness journey of SPOs. It would be most relevant to non-profits, charities, co-operatives, social enterprises, and for-profits with a social mission, investors, funds, and policymakers.

Meet the Speakers:

  • Cathy Barr – Vice-President, Research & Strategic Relationships at Imagine Canada
  • Leena Yahia – IRP Project Lead at Imagine Canada
  • Sabina Bharwani – Global Program Manager- Access to Finance at iDE Canada
  • Graham Singh – CEO, PDG at Trinity Centres Foundation / Fondation des Centres Trinité
  • Rebecca Waterhouse – Principal, Raven Indigenous Outcomes Fund, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

About the Investment Readiness Webinars:

Through a partnership with the Investment Readiness Program, Social Innovation Canada (SI Canada) is working to grow and strengthen the social innovation and social finance (SISF) ecosystem by providing information, opportunities, resources, and connections that will help Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) to become “investment ready”, promote their services, and discuss barriers faced in getting investment ready.

Explore the investment readiness journey of 10 SPOs (charities, nonprofits, social enterprises, co-operatives, and for-profit social enterprises), learn from thought leaders and experts in the social finance field, and connect with others in the ecosystem during our virtual, live events.


The webinar recording is now available. You can watch it here. 

To view the presentation slides, click here.

Resources shared during the webinar:

The Table of Impact Investment Practitioners (TIIP)

Impact Investing in the Indigenous Context: A Scan of the Canadian Marketplace

Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID)

CAFIID 2021 State of the Sector Report 

Ontario Non-Profit Network “ Three myths that hold nonprofit boards back from building community wealth”

Income Generation by Charities & NFPs: What’s Possible and What’s Not