Who We Are

The IFH Lab was an idea born out of the MaRS Discovery District’s Studio Y program as a systemic solution to the question “How may we use technology to improve financial inclusion here in Canada?”

Powered by Fintech Cadence, IFH Lab is a program specifically dedicated to advancing technology solutions that improve the financial lives of Canadians, particularly those more financially vulnerable. It is a 6-month program that provides financial health startups access to mentorship, education, and access to an unparalleled network of stakeholders from financial institution executives, to government representatives, to venture capital firms, to impact investors, to financial empowerment nonprofits.

The IFH Lab was first launched in 2020 by Innovate Financial Health (IFH).

our advisory council

Hannah Calhoon

Financial Health Network

Narinder Dhami

Marigold Capital




Prosper Canada