Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations: The Invisible Heart - Special Screening, September 26

The Invisible Heart



September 26, 7pm @ Winnipeg Cinematheque

Manitoba's provincial government is moments away from launching its first landmark Social Impact Bond (SIB) focused on improving outcomes for vulnerable children.

Join Nadine Peqeneza, the filmmaker behind the world's first documentary about this emerging investment tool that partners government, social service provider and private capital. Pequeneza will moderate a panel discussion and Q&A with concerned stakeholders and those involved in designing and implementing the province's inaugural child welfare-focused SIB.


Dennis Burnside, Government of Manitoba

Stephen Huddart, McConnell Foundation

Sandra Oakley, Manitoba Federation of Non-Profits/CUPE

Tara Petti, Southern First Nations Network of Care

The Invisible Heart documentary explores notable SIBs from around the world to uncover the challenges and opportunities inherent in the model.

In Chicago, at Melody Elementary School, the documentary tracks the city's first pre-Kindergarten SIB funded by Goldman Sachs and billionaire venture capitalist/philanthropist JB Pritzker. We meet Reginald, one of 2,600 preschool students in the program. If he and the other children test well, investors will make a profit.

Democratic Right vs. Philanthropic Gift." Featured expert from the film explains that distinguishing is crucial.