Norm Tasevski

Venture Deli |
Based in Toronto, Ontario, serving organizations across Canada

Norm Tasevski is a co-founder and partner with Purpose Capital. Norm has spent his career working with and for impact-minded for-profit, non-profit and government organizations. Prior to Purpose Capital, Norm was a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Social Innovation Generation (SiG) program at MaRS, where he advised a portfolio of approximately 30 innovation-minded social organizations in topics ranging from business model refinement to investment readiness. As a management consultant with Aperio, Norm managed a portfolio of social enterprises, advising each from idea generation to initial market entry and capital acquisition. Norm’s career began as a policy advisor with the province of Ontario, leading multiple social policy portfolios involving social assistance, social housing, immigrant sponsorship, accessibility services and youth services. Norm holds an MBA from the Schulich Business School, where he also teaches Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing at the MBA and BBA levels. Norm also teaches social entrepreneurship for MEng students at the University of Toronto, and frequently guest lectures at other schools such as Ryerson University, Queen's University and the University of Waterloo. Norm is currently Chairman of the Board of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and a partner with Social Venture Partners.

Previous Social Enterprise clients include:

  • SKETCH Working Arts
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • Yorktown Child and Family Services
  • Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Women in International Trade
  • Canadian Association of Science Centres
  • Far and Wide Collective (formerly Jali Designs)
  • Brandaid Project
  • Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada
  • BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association
  • Canadian Centre for International Justice
  • Ecospark
  • Skills for Change
  • Ashoka Canada
  • Pillar Nonprofit Network
  • Social Spark
  • Housing Partnership Network
  • Place2Give
  • Peacebuilders International
  • Centre for Social Innovation
  • Fanfare