Impact Investing

Canada’s public and private charitable foundations have an important role to play in building the future of social finance and impact investing in Canada.

Community Foundation of Canada’s focus is on shaping the emerging field of impact investing in Canada, mobilizing the strength of our philanthropic and charitable network in collaboration with the private sector and government to have an even greater impact on Canadian communities.

Canada’s community foundations are exploring new ways to leverage their assets and are contributing more than $200 million in impact and responsible investments, responding to the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance recommendation that foundations invest at least 10% of their capital in mission-related investing by 2020.

CFC is providing leadership on building a more favorable regulatory environment for impact investing and working with partners to create more accessible pathways into impact investing for community foundations, such as through our Youth Catalyst Fund and Affinity Group for Foundation Impact Investors.

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