Tina Crouse began her interest in social finance in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, she began interviewing investment professionals and social finance leaders with an interest towards creating a bond for investment in social enterprises. These interviews led her to create Canada's 1st digital radio program, So Fine Canada, the Hear > See > Click of social finance which began in January 2011. Over the course of the next year, Tina interviewed over 100 of Canada's top social finance professionals including former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Al Etmanski, Nancy Neamtan, David LePage, Adam Spence and Karim Harji. Additionally, she interviewed several international giants: Jonathan Bland, the architect of social enterprise in the U.K.; Gerry Higgins on the groundbreaking work of CEiS on social procurement; Woody Tasch of Slow Money, a community investment strategy; Rodney Schwartz of ClearlySo, the convenor of the social enterprise marketplace and Prof. Michael Swack, leader in community development lending and investment. In 2011 and 2012, Tina worked on the Housing Innovation Group investigating the creation of a $20 million asset leveraging fund in BC. In 2013, Tina moved to Ottawa and became a member of HUB Ottawa's social innovation community where she mentors and coaches in social enterprise and women's leadership.
- Dunbar Seniors Housing Group
- Parent Support Group for Families of Mentally Handicapped Adults Society
- PLAN (Planned LIfetime Advocacy and Network)
- Women in Leadership Foundation
- Launch Some Good