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André Vashist

Andre Vashist

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As serial social entrepreneur passionate about inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities, I currently serve as Director of Social Innovation with Pillar Nonprofit Network. We are learning how to support initiatives that facilitate complex collaborations between government, academic, business, finance and nonprofit sectors, such as: Social Innovation Incubator, VERGE Capital and CityStudio London.

Areas of experience include nonprofit management, social enterprise, social innovation, social finance, evaluation and fundraising. I co-led the implementation of pioneering innovative social finance tools including a $1M dollar community bond and $2.2M Breakthrough Fund.

Completing the Social Innovation Residency with Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resiliency and being a founding cohort member of Centre for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change opened new ways we can work together.

In addition, I have volunteered and advised with Ontario’s Impact Measurement Task Force, YMCA of Greater Toronto Area, United Way Greater Toronto and Laidlaw Foundation, as well as receiving of University of Toronto’s Letter Award for outstanding contribution community and named London’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2017.


Areas of Expertise

Collective Impact, Developmental Evaluation, Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise, Social Finance Investment Readiness

Working Language(s)

English, French

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