Are you an Indigenous entrepreneur?
Do you want to grow your business, but don’t know how or don’t have the money to make it happen?
Are you driven to use your business to help give back to your community?
The Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation can help you get the resources and knowledge you need to grow your business and your impact.
What if the innovation and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs could be harnessed to address societal issues such as homelessness, unemployment and pollution? To successfully tackle the complex economic, social and environmental challenges we face, we will need governments, not-for-profits, businesses and investors working together in new ways to build long-term, sustainable solutions.Download RBC guide to Social Impact Investing
The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.Learn more
ICN provides a dynamic, practical, virtual collaboration platform for dialogue about business, social entrepreneurship, and careers.
It’s a platform to connect, share, engage and prosper with other entrepreneurs.Check out their website for many great resources
CEOFor nearly 20 years, Jeffrey Cyr has provided strategic leadership for Indigenous, not-for-profit and government organizations. Mr. Cyr is currently active in supporting Indigenous social innovation and building Indigenous social finance mechanisms in Canada.Mr. Cyr was recently elected to be a 2019 Ashoka Fellow.
Managing DirectorStephen Nairne served as the Lundin Foundation’s Managing Director since 2007. The Foundation provides "fit for purpose" capital to innovative, scalable SMEs and social enterprises in the areas of agriculture, financial inclusion, and access to energy. He serves on the Advisory Board of several SME funds and companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Paul Lacerte is the co-founder of the national Moose Hide Campaign to end violence towards women and children. He is the former Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Foundation Board of Directors, the former Board Chair for Reconciliation Canada, and a former representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2014.