Lynn, Co-founder and Partner with Social Impact Advisors, is an engaging and approachable leader and facilitator with a strategic focus and ability to connect the dots. She’s known for gently pushing clients to higher impact.
Lynn Fergusson is co-founder and Partner at Social Impact Advisors. She helps non-profit and social purpose organizations across Canada focus on their results and achieve a meaningful social impact. She is a strategy coach/facilitator in the McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave program and Laidlaw’s Youth CI program, helping non-profits and cross-sector collectives improve their impact. In addition, Lynn teaches Strategic Philanthropy & Leadership at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, where she has also taught Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability in the MBA program. Her background includes various leadership roles at GE, including on the National Executive, leading the Quality initiative in Canada and leading the employee volunteer organization across Canada. As a result, she approaches her work from a strategic and data-driven perspective, with the end in mind, and cares about community building.
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Business Administration from Ivey, MBA from Schulich and a Certificate in Adult Training & Development from OISE (University of Toronto).
Based in Burlington, Ontario, Lynn recently rejoined the Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga Board of Directors.
Social Impact Advisors is a Certified B Corp, meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability and performance, using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. Social Impact Advisors is among B The Change’s 2018 Best For The World Honorees.
Collective Impact, Impact and Strategic Clarity
Body Brave/Eating Disorders Collective, Canadian Environmental Granters' Network, Circular Economy Lab/The Natural Step, Early Childhood Educators of BC, Green Economy Canada, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, McMaster Office of Community Engagement, Niagara Children's Table, Oakville Community Foundation/Halton CAS Collective, PolicyWise, Regent Park Executive Directors' Network, Sierra Club of BC, Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative/Tapestry Community Capital, United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton, United Way Kingston/Youth Out Loud Collective, Upper Thames Conservation Authority/Back to the River Collective, Youth Without Shelter, youthCAN Collective
Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Canadian Mothercraft Society, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Poverty Institute, ELFEC, City of Toronto Children's Services, Syntegrity Group, Osgoode Youth Association/Rural Youth Mental Health Collective, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), Toronto Child and Family Network, Support & Housing Halton, Sustainability Network