Norm is co-founder and President of Neighbourhood Capital, an investment business that reduces the debt financing needed to buy homes in Canada. Norm is also currently the head of Impactful Real Estate with Parcel Developments, a property development firm dedicated to improving access to homeownership.
Previously, Norm co-founded Purpose Capital, a leading impact investment advisory firm in Canada, and Venture Deli, a consulting firm dedicated to helping build business models and capital raise strategies for early stage, social purpose businesses. Norm was a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MaRS, and a management consultant with Aperio, a social-purpose dedicated consulting firm. Norm teaches social entrepreneurship and impact investing to MEng students at the University of Toronto, and previously taught MBA and BBA courses at the Schulich School of Business.
Norm started his career as a Senior Policy Advisor within the Ontario government, developing, refining and managing policy across multiple policy portfolios relevant to social assistance, social housing, family support, child and youth development initiatives.
He is a frequent guest speaker at social innovation conferences and forums, presenting at well over 20 conferences over the past three years alone.
Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise, Social Finance Investment Readiness
ABC Life Literacy, Centre for Mindfulness, Jane's Walk, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Mennonite New Life Centre, Futureworx, Parachute Leaders in Injury Prevention, Faith and the Common Good, Lake Ontario Waterkeepers, Ecospark
JW McConnell Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation, Employment and Social Development Canada, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Province of Saskatchewan, Housing Partnership Network, World vision Canada, United Way GTA, Inspirit Foundation, RBC Bank, Centre for Social Innovation, Aviva Canada, County of Oxford, United Church of Canada, Greenshield Foundation