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Narinder Dhami

Managing Director, LEAP: The Centre for Social Impact (incubated by the Pecaut Centre)

Narinder Dhami is the Executive Director of the Pecaut Centre for Social Impact. The Centre, a collaboration of The Boston Consulting Group, Cossette, Ernst & Young, McCarthy Tetrault and the Offord Group, convenes the talent, capital, and knowledge of private sector leaders who are dedicated to social change, cultivating Canada’s next generation of social innovators.

She is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto in microfinance and impact investing. Past roles include a member of the portfolio team with Acumen Fund (West Africa office), founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development - a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative and a Program Manager at the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) across Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire.

Narinder received a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto in Electrical Engineering.
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The Small Business Loan Giving Entrepreneurs a Boost

For as long as she could remember, Naomi wanted to run her own business. Inspired by a lack of good gluten-free food, she began to operate a small gluten-free bakery, CeleeakNak. After unsuccessful attempts to secure a small business loan, Naomi found Rise Asset Development who offered her financing based on the strength of her character, her work ethic and her business plan.
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