We envision a Canada where the most vulnerable and underserved have access to the best interventions to overcome persistent barriers to health, education and employment

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Applying a venture philanthropy model, we unlock massive social impact in Canada by mobilizing the private and public sectors to scale what works.



Sector Partners

500 +

Business Professionals Mobilized

600 +

Non-profits Assessed


Innovation Projects


Raised through our work



  • We at the Boston Consulting Group are very passionate about bringing our core skills and client-enhancing capabilities to the social sector, in all its forms.
    — Kilian Berz, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • LEAP is about scaling already successful social enterprises thereby creating massive positive impact on our communities and country.
    — Sam Duboc, Executive Chairman, Beacon
  • LEAP is an amplifier; taking accountability to identify social entrepreneurs and organizations with remarkable ideas, and actively collaborating with them to imagine a future that magnifies the scale and scope of measurable impact through knowledge, devotion and disciplined execution. The combination of enabling social good and expanding a nation's productivity is a real privilege.
    — Ashim Khemani, CEO, Stem Capital
  • LEAP is our engine for taking wonderful organizations like SNAP and expanding them across the country. By enabling great social entrepreneurs with our thinking and approach we are having real impact. It's a privilege to be a founder.
    — Joe Manget, Chairman, Edgewood Health Network
  • For a variety of structural reasons it is much more difficult for a social entrepreneur with a breakthrough idea to scale their organization than it is for a conventional entrepreneur. LEAP is tackling those challenges with a new model that will enable some of Canada's most promising social innovations to scale, flourish, and have breakthrough impact. I am excited to be part of this journey.
    — Bill Young, Founder & President, Social Capital Partners
  • This unique effort is set to bring Canadian entrepreneurs together in a way they never have been before – and that's something I'm proud to stand behind.
    — Eric Rawlinson, Managing Partner Greater Toronto Area, EY
  • The Centre combines high-potential charities that have great social return on investment, with forward-thinking funders and market leading professionals, to create massive social impact in Canada and amplify the benefits across more recipients.
    — Andrew Bergstrom, EVP, Managing Director, Cossette
  • We are excited to have the opportunity to pioneer the Venture Philanthropy model in Canada, an approach that has proven transformational across the globe.
    — Nicholas Offord, Founder & President, The Offord Group


Our approach to

scaling what works

across Canada

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Our Model

We are pioneering venture philanthropy in Canada to achieve massive social impact by leveraging leading knowledge, great ideas and smart money.


Our Diligence

Our deep due diligence identifies and supports game-changing programs and organizations that have the potential to transform the health, education and employment sectors.


Our Scaling Portfolio

Our Accelerator

The Beginnings of LEAP

We were founded by a team of experienced private and public sector leaders: Kilian Berz, Sam Duboc, Joe Manget and Helen Burstyn, who, alongside The Boston Consulting Group, launched the Pecaut Centre in 2012 to catalyze massive social impact in Canada.

Inspired by the late David Pecaut, we established LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact. 

Kilian Berz


Joe Manget


Helen Burstyn

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Sam Duboc