2021

Application Orientation Webinar

We invite you to mark your calendar for Thursday, January 20 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST for the Application Orientation webinar on our new application process.     This will be an opportunity to explore the new application process and learn how it works with our focus areas. There will also be time […]

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A Holiday Message from Lili-Anna Pereša

Another unusual year has passed as we continue to adapt to our pandemic reality. The holiday season is approaching with, I hope, moments of comfort and wonder.   The holiday season is approaching with, I hope, moments of comfort and wonder. Witnessing the exceptional work of all our partners, I can feel, and am in […]

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Solutions Finance Accelerator: Profile series

Discover the nine members of the Solutions Finance Accelerator (SFA). These nine organizations have developed innovative financial tools during 2020 and 2021 that are contributing to a vibrant social finance market. They are disrupting the traditional means of structuring their business models, be it by leveraging technologies or applying new financial mechanisms to advance the […]

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Kaleidoscope Social Impact: Empowering community development through innovative finance

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021,  contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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Community response to COVID: How the CNIB adapted to serve

Community Response to COVID-19 McConnell’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was created to provide short-term support for community organizations facing increased demands, and to help them respond to new opportunities during the first few months of the pandemic. The fund was designed to respond to the immediate and unprecedented need to support community organizations as they […]

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Shorefast: Connecting communities to investment opportunities

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021,  contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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Yukonstruct: Financing northern innovation

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021,  contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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Efficiency Capital: Win-win-win for building owners, the environment and investors

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021,  contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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Scale Collaborative: Bridging social enterprise financing gaps on Vancouver Island

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021, contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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New Market Funds : Investing in affordable housing

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021, contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

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