Join us for lunch and an introduction to the Bridging Indigenous Impact Fund

Investors are increasingly seeking to create positive social impact while continuing to expect a reasonable return. The Bridging Indigenous Impact Fund is focused on lending to Canadian First Nations and Inuit groups, creating economic growth while providing above average, non-correlated yield for investors.

David Sharpe, Chief Peltier and Craig Machel will offer insight and perspective on:

  • Impact investing trends and why this differs from other strategies focused in ESG

  • Positive social and economic impact on Indigenous reserves and communities

  • How private lending, high yielding strategies fit into a properly diversified portfolio

Date: October 30th, 2019
Time: 11:45 am — Reception
12:15 pm — Lunch & Presentation
Location: Canoe Restaurant, 66 Wellington Street West, 54th Floor, Toronto

By October 23rd to or 416.572.5388

Please note: This event is best suited to individuals and foundations with $1+ million in investable assets

* This event is co-sponsored in part by Bridging Finance Inc.

Key speakers

Ogimaa (Chief) Duke Peltier

Chief Peltier is the leader of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, currently in his fourth term. His Indigenous name is Niigaan Waasa Gaa Naabit, which translates to ‘One who looks very far ahead.’ Chief Peltier serves on numerous boards focused on promoting the values of all Indigenous peoples.



David Sharpe

David is the CEO of Bridging Finance Inc, responsible for the firm’s strategic direction and ensuring sustainable growth is achieved. He is a Mohawk and member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga) and actively involved with First Nations University of Canada (Chair Emeritus) as well as Queens University (LLB graduate, Queen’s Board of Trustees and Vice-Chair of Queen’s Law School, Dean’s Council).



Craig Machel

Craig is responsible for overall wealth and investment strategy for clients of The Machel Group at Richardson GMP. Craig has a strength and skill set in building pension style portfolios, allocating to non-traditional investment strategies for effective diversification and ensuring reliable, consistent returns. He is an advocate and frequent commentator on alternative investing for the Globe & Mail, BNN and other media.