Senior Fellow for Social Innovation

Allyson is the Senior Fellow for social innovation at the highly successful MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada, where she developed and leads the social innovation programs at MaRS.  

This includes the national initiative; Social Innovation Generation (SiG), the social finance programs of the Centre for Impact Investing, the MaRS Solutions Lab (a lab designed to tackle complex challenges), and Studio Y, an initiative designed to support youth in thriving in the new economy.

Allyson has also been instrumental in growing Canada's social innovation ecosystem; conducting public education; and influencing public policy and is currently leading an initiative to develop a pro bono marketplace for Canada.