James Chan

James Chan works with people, places, and partnerships to foster civic participation, promote equitable urbanism, and grow our social economy.

James leads the advisory team at SVX, a nonprofit financial services firm that provides knowledge and insights, designs strategies and products, manages funds, and operates a platform for raising and making investments that generate positive impact alongside financial returns.

In addition to Inspirit, James also serves on the Board of Directors of Tapestry Community Capital, and is a past member of London Community Foundation’s social finance committee. He was a co-founder of Ottawa Civic Tech and past Board member of Code for Canada, Park People, and The Centre for Active Transportation.