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MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

In late summer 2011, MaRS announced the formation of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investment  that, in their words:

provides a national hub to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance to catalyze new capital, talent and initiatives dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems in Canada.

As this was a large undertaking that also brought together stakeholders from a variety of organizations, including; MaRS, and SiG@MaRS to name just a few they wanted to ensure that it got launched as successfully as possible.

I was brought in to facilitate a day long off-site at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts that brought the core team together a few months ahead of the formal launch. To help them get aligned and prepare for the weeks ahead, I designed a day that would help them both reflect on the path that had led them to their current state and begin to plan and strategize for the approaching launch and roll-out of the new program.

Overall the team had an enjoyable but highly effective day the met or exceeded all of their goals:

Thanks Ryan for all of your work on this.  It was a very useful session – I think one of the most productive retreat days I have had.
Joanna Reynolds

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