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Books and Guides

This resource from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) provides information about evidence-informed public health.

External Databases and Resources

MaRS Centre For Impact Investing’s Knowledge Hub shares tools and resources on impact investing. It includes presentations, webinars and resources for getting started, a sector map to connect with other people, organisations and initiatives, a guide to social finance, tools and methods for social impact measurement, and a space to access and share resources and find funding sources.

Opinion and Comment

Hilary Best, Analyst at Purpose Capital, blogs about investor challenges with impact measurement, touching on the published Guidebook for Impact Investors: Impact Measurement and report Social Impact Measurement Use Among Canadian Impact Investors.


On September 13th, the Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA) launched the SIAA Canada Group at the Centre for Social Innovation, featuring leaders in impact analysis. This event was facilitated by Social Asset Measurements Inc. (SAM) with the support of the SIAA Canada Advisory Group and the Centre for Social Innovation-Annex.

Working Papers and Research

The SIAA Challenge Report 2014 by Kate Ruff provides an overview of an international competition between impact analysts who were given the same real data from the same real charity and asked to create a comprehensive, concise and compelling assessment of the charity’s impact.

The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and Deloitte worked together in the autumn and winter of 2013 to collect Canadian investor perspectives on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). They conducted a series of 18 in-person consultations (“interview
respondents”) and collected responses from 62 additional online surveys for a total of 80 potential Canadian SIB investors (“respondents”). This report presents the aggregate findings and insights related to this sample of investor viewpoints.