Social Capital Partners

Monitor Deloitte & SCP Release Whitepaper on Demand-Led Systems Change
on May 28th, 2014

A significant disconnect between supply and demand characterizes the current Canadian workforce. Many employers report that they cannot find skilled and suitable candidates, to the detriment of their productivity and bottom line, while a growing number of job seekers remain unemployed and face discouraging job prospects.

Social Capital Partners and Monitor Deloitte have released a whitepaper that calls for transformative change, advancing concrete recommendations for bridging supply and demand to benefit of both employers and job seekers. By scaling a demand-led employment and training system nationwide, we believe that we can help build a more productive, prosperous and inclusive Canada.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and insights regarding the ideas and call to action arising from our whitepaper. An electronic copy is available to view and download at

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Workforce Development & Demand-Led Systems Change
on May 6th, 2014


Thank you to the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) for inviting us to speak at their 2014 annual conference held from May 4th to 6th in beautiful Denver, Colorado! Here is the presentation that we delivered on Demand-Led Workforce Development and Systems Change. It was a pleasure to meet, network with and learn from our innovative colleagues in the United States. Thanks again to the fantastic NAWDP organizers and to everyone who contributed their time and insights to our session.

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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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