Scaling Up Canada’s SMEs: An Opportunity for Growth in the Future Economy and Long Term Employment

Dale Ponder

Chair of the Board

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Dale R. Ponder has over 30 years’ experience as an M&A lawyer, leader and advisor. At CBGF, she is responsible for the fund’s governance and the leadership of its board of directors. She is the Co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, sits on public company boards and is a lecturer at Western Law School. She has been repeatedly recognized as one of WXN’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Canada launched in 2017 and as one of the inaugural Top 25 by Canada’s Women of Influence organization.


The Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) is an evergreen investment fund with capital commitments of $545 million launched in 2018 by Canada’s leading banks and insurance companies. It provides long-term, patient, minority capital to ambitious entrepreneurs to fund growth and expansion of mid-market businesses with investments between $3 and $20 million. CBGF also connects business leaders and sector experts to help its partner businesses achieve their full potential.

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