As we look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that now, more than ever, we cannot go back to the way things were. From the climate crisis to deep social inequalities, the challenges of our time require us to build the Next Economy – one that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous for all.
Next Economy Conversations — our monthly event series — is your chance to hear from incredible leaders helping to build this Next Economy. Learn about their work as well as their personal journeys, learnings, and visions for the future.
This week we are talking to Jeffrey Cyr, about his Indigenous approach to equity investment and fund management. He is the Chair of the Indigenous Innovation Council at the Indigenous Innovation Initiative. He is also the co-founder and Managing Partner of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, Canada’s only Indigenous venture capital intermediary targeting innovative and scalable social enterprises.
For nearly 20 years, Jeffrey has provided strategic leadership for Indigenous, not-for-profit, and government organizations. He is Métis from Manitoba’s Red River Valley, and a proud husband and father. He has helped create and implement the a unique pay-for-success social finance model called community-driven outcomes contract, and earned an Ashoka Fellowship for his Indigenous Solutions Lab process.
Jeff’s work enables Indigenous social innovation and builds Indigenous social finance in Canada, empowering Indigenous communities and innovators.
He will be sitting down (online of course!) with our CEO Tonya Surman, to talk about how we can collaborate to build the Next Economy.
Tonya is fuelled by her belief in the power of collaboration and belonging. She knows that putting the right people in a room is only the first step in creating real change. You also need to build a culture where everyone knows that they have value and a voice to radically redesign our futures. She knows building relationships between people is the foundation for a better world. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun!