Social Capital Partners

SCP’s collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
on March 18th, 2014

Social Capital Partners (SCP) and the Ontario government’s Office of Social Enterprise are collaborating to explore a pay-for-performance model that will increase access to employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, new Canadians and other traditionally disadvantaged groups. With support from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, SCP will conduct a feasibility study commencing this spring.  Based on the findings from the study, the expected outcome will be the implementation of a pilot in partnership with one or more Canadian bank lenders.

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RBC commits $700,000 to the Community Employment Loan Program
on March 17th, 2014

In a move to improve employment opportunities for youth and disadvantaged groups in Canada, RBC is making a commitment to Social Capital Partners' (SCP) Community Employment Loan portfolio. RBC Generator, the investment arm of RBC's Social Finance initiative, has purchased $250,000 of the portfolio and has made an additional commitment of $450,000 to SCP over the next three years.

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Supporting Success at Work - SCP Focus Group Report December 2013
on December 16th, 2013


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Job Seeker Motivation - SCP Focus Group Report July 2013
on July 10th, 2013


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House Additions | Social Finance
cbc on January 23rd, 2013

Bill Young interviewed on cbc radio  

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Turning the disadvantaged into a competitive edge
corporate knights on November 22nd, 2012

Disabled? New to the country? A single mom or at-risk youth? Social Capital Partners is breaking down employment barriers that are keeping millions of North Americans out of work

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Bill Young interviewed on the Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail on October 15th, 2012

It started with a contest.

In 2001, Bill Young had 20 years experience in business and a windfall to invest. He wanted to fund a social enterprise, a start-up that would turn a profit, but also create quality employment opportunities for people who face barriers getting into the work force, including aboriginal people, single parents, new Canadians or people with disabilities.



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Community Hiring
on June 19th, 2012

Over the course of the last 18 months the SCP team has been engaged in three Community Hiring pilots with large employers.  The focus of our efforts has been to work with employers and community agencies in building both relationships and processes that would make it easier and more effective for employers to hire jobseekers through community agencies, as well as, for jobseekers working with community agencies to better access employment.

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Franchise Update
on June 15th, 2012

This June marks a number of important anniversaries for our franchise fund and community hiring program.

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Driving Profits through Corporate Social Responsibility
on June 15th, 2012

In an age of responsible business, companies can no longer differentiate themselves by simply being “responsible”; customers, employees and franchisees increasingly value companies that contribute to the social well-being of the communities in which they live and work. 

On April 3, 2012, Social Capital Partners hosted a panel session, Driving Profits through Corporate Social Responsibility, at the Canadian Franchise Association’s annual conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Our panelists included: Tim Faveri, Director, Sustainability and Responsibility at Tim Hortons Inc.; Brian Leon, Managing Director, Franchise Growth and Administration at Choice Hotels Canada; and Brad Johansen, President and CEO at Everest Services Centre Inc. / Mr. Lube Canada.

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