Meet our supporters

MaRS Service Provider Program

Through the MaRS Service Provider Program, our clients gain access to leading professional services organizations that offer their expertise at no cost through MaRS’ education programming and advisory hours.

Not only do these community partnerships support MaRS’ mandate of helping entrepreneurs launch and grow successful ventures, but they also provide a unique opportunity for these organizations to gain exposure to startups across a variety of sectors and contribute directly to the Canadian innovation landscape.

Meet the MaRS Service Providers: MaRS Founding Supporters:
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP AIC Limited*
Hill+Knowlton Strategies AstraZeneca Canada Inc*
Miller Thomson LLP Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
MNP Lawrence S. Bloomberg*
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Cancer Care Ontario*
Welch LLP – Chartered Accountants CIBC
Eli Lilly Canada Inc.*
Find out why our donors give to MaRS: John R. Evans*
Nona Macdonald Heaslip The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
Gerald Heffernan Arthur S. Labatt*
Wilfred G. Lewitt MDS Inc.*
Jack Petch NPS Pharmaceuticals
Susan Smith St. Michael’s Hospital
Peter Munk*
RBC Financial Group*
Joseph L. Rotman*
Allan Slaight*
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
William P. Wilder*
Government of Ontario
Government of Canada
City of Toronto
University of Toronto
*MaRS College of Founders

MaRS Convergence Club
MaRS gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our donors


$10 Million +
Anonymous (1)

$1 Million +
The J.W McConnell Family Foundation
RBC Foundation

$250,000 +
The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
Wilf and Anne Lewitt
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
An agency of the Government of Ontario
The Rockefeller Foundation
TMX Group
The Young Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation

$50,000 +
CFC Media Lab
Richard and Donna Ivey Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation
Microsoft Canada
Torys LLP

$10,000 +
Eurest Services
A Member of Compass Group Canada

MaRS gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Province of Ontario.


$50,000 +
Postmedia Network Inc.
WIND Mobile

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development and Partnerships Program.

$25,000 – $49,999
Richard Ivey School of Business, Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
University of Toronto Office of Vice President Research: Innovation and Partnerships

$10,000 – $24,999
Robert and Mary Pat Armstrong
Avie Bennett, C.C., O.Ont.
Lorna Bethell
Vivian and David Campbell
Jet Cooper
Bart MacDougall
Nokia Canada
SAP Canada Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation
Ilse Treurnicht
The Working Group

$5,000 – $9,999
Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance
Gerald Heffernan, O.C., BaSC.
Richard M. Ivey
McKesson Canada
Ontario Brain Institute
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Procura Healthcare Systems
Public Mobile
Quanta Research Institute
Saint Joseph’s University Pharmaceutical & Healthcare 
Scottish Development International
Anonymous (1) 

$2,500 – $4,999
BDC Venture Capital
Gilbert’s LLP
Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies
Pharmexx Canada – Part of the Ashfield Division
Samsung Electronics
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange
University of Toronto Faculty of Information McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology

MaRS Service Provider Partners
Donation and in-kind services
Demac Media
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP 
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Miller Thomson LLP 
MNP Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Welch LLP – Chartered Accountants

Meet the donor


“If MaRS had been around when I was starting out, I'd have been there fullbore, getting as much help as I could,”

exclaims Jerry Heffernan, President, G.R. Heffernan & Associates and MaRS supporter.

Gerald Heffernan, O.C., BaSc

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Meet the entrepreneurs

Kamal Hassan

A GPS-based transport billing platform for pay-per-use parking, insurance, and toll roads.

“MaRS helped us create our infrastructure. And we met all the right people.”

- Kamal Hassan, CEO, Skymeter

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