Skip to content
SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Issue No. 37

Fourth, fifth and sixth meetings:
Examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing:

James Tansey, Executive Director (by video conference).

As an individual:

Marie J. Bouchard, full professor, École des sciences de la gestion,Université du Québec à Montréal.

The McConnell Foundation:

Stephen Huddart, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing:

Rosemary Addis, Chair and Executive Director, Impact Strategist (by video conference).

Nonprofit Finance Fund:

Antony Bugg-Levine, President (by video conference).

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Market Funds:

Derek Ballantyne, Managing Partner.


Christine Bergeron, Executive Lead, Member Experience and Community Engagement (by video conference).

Philanthropic Foundations Canada:

Hilary Pearson, President.

Social Enterprise Fund:

Jane Bisbee, Executive Director.

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing:

Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Manager, Research and Advisory.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Stephanie Priest, Executive Director, Mental Health and Wellbeing Division.

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health:

Purnima Sundar, Director, Knowledge Mobilization;

Heather Ennis, Manager of Communications.

Mental Health Commission of Canada:

Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Nancy Reynolds, Chair, Child and Youth Advisory Committee.


The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Judith Seidman, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Bernard, *Day (or Mercer), Dean, Doyle, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Munson, Omidvar, Poirier, Raine, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (February 15, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (February 15, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (February 15, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (February 15, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (February 9, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (February 9, 2018).

Back to top