Our History

The Table of Impact Investment Practitioners (TIIP) is a new name for a longstanding and active community of practice.  First convened as a roundtable of social finance fund managers in 2012, our pan-Canadian network was expanded and formalized in 2014 as the National Impact Investment Practitioners table (NIIPt). In December 2020 we incorporated TIIP as a not-for-profit corporation.  Our partner network, CAP Finance, is an ex officio member of the TIIP Board, with 7-9 elected Directors reflecting the diversity of the membership, currently encompassing 40+ social finance funds, community investment networks, and capacity-building partners.

Focused on the pivotal roles of social finance intermediaries in mobilizing and deploying investment capital to generate triple bottom line returns and scaling the social finance marketplace in support of vibrantly inclusive, sustainably resilient communities, TIIP received a grant in 2019 through the Federal Investment Readiness Program (IRP). Key deliverables, as IRP “ecosystem mobilization partners,” included a “State of Social Finance 2021” assessment of Canada’s social finance infrastructure.