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Social Assistance Review Commission Report
on June 15th, 2012

In April, SCP met with the Commissioners of the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario to discuss our recommendations in response to their second discussion paper, Approaches for Reform. Among the topics included in the paper, were a series of discussion questions on the “Reasonable Expectations and Necessary Supports to Employment” for social assistance recipients, which is the focus of SCP’s response.

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SCP Newsletter - Fall 2011
on October 19th, 2011
Dear Friends of SCP, Over the last 5 years, our success in finding high quality, loyal and productive community hires for our franchise clients has led us to ask ourselves two questions. First, "Why shouldn't our goal at SCP be to have every medium and large sized corporation implement a community hiring program as a fundamental part of their recruitment strategy for entry-level employees?"; and second, "What needs to change to make this happen?"
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Where We’re Headed
on October 11th, 2011

Over the last 5 years, our success in finding high quality, loyal and productive community hires for our franchise clients has led us to ask ourselves 2 questions. First, "Why shouldn't our goal at SCP be to have every medium and large sized corporation implement a community hiring program as a fundamental part of their recruitment strategy for entry-level employees?"; and second, "What needs to change to make this happen?"

The answer to the first question is easy. This is our new aspiration. We are inspired by the possibility and the impact that would be created for job ready individuals who face employment barriers if every company adopted a community hiring approach in their hiring practices. Our challenge over the next ten years is to make this aspiration a reality.

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Video Community Hiring: The Business Case
Impakt Corp on January 27th, 2011

Community hiring is one of the most interesting trends in the area of corporate responsibility. Simply put, it is the practice of employing job-ready individuals who have experienced difficulty entering the workforce.

Bill Young, President of Toronto-based Social Capital Partners is a pioneer in this area and also the subject of the most recent episode of Corporate Responsibility with Impakt. The video features Bill explaining what community hiring is, how it works, and why it’s valuable for businesses. It also illustrates community hiring in action at Active Green + Ross and a self assessment questionnaire developed by Social Capital Partners to help franchised businesses assess their readiness to implement a community hiring program.

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Janice Abbott and Marty Donkervoort Recognized in Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Awards
on October 1st, 2010

Two social entrepreneurs that SCP has worked closely with over the few years have been recognized for their leadership in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 awards.

Janice Abbott of Atira Property Management was named recognized as the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 for the Pacific region.

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SCP featured in Yonge Street Media
Yonge Street Media on September 9th, 2010

An article in Yonge Street Media describes how Bill Young established SCP, and references our evolution and current work with franchises and large corporations.

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Spring 2010 Newsletter
on May 21st, 2010

2010 has been an exciting year for SCP thus far, and this newsletter includes:

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Profiling Success - Active Green + Ross, Barrie
on May 10th, 2010

In the last year, Doug Moody has expanded his business, garnered positive press for implementing a community hiring program into the AG+R franchises he owns, and has finally begun to feel rewarded by his work.

At the same time, Lee Johnson is building a promising career as a trained mechanic.

From helping Doug integrate a social component into the very core of his business to bolstering the career of a young mechanic, read about the range of impacts Social Capital Partners has had on these two lives.

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Bill Young interviewed on CBC Metro Morning
CBC Metro Morning on April 12th, 2010

In a engaging eight minute interview with CBC, Bill Young explains each chapter of the SCP history and the learning outcomes that have emerged from each. In explaining how market forces can be harnessed to solve structural social challenges, Bill asserts that "this is not altrusim...this is about a business opportunity that does good at the same time. Right now, the dots haven't been connected yet. We need to rethink the system."

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Bill Young featured in SEEChange Magazine
SEEChange Magazine on April 5th, 2010

Elisa Birnbaum from SEECHange Magazine interviews Bill Young on his motivations for founding SCP, and the opportunities and issues along the way.

Bill Young is not your momma’s chartered accountant. For one thing, he’s funny. For another, he actually jumped that ship early, spending 20 years in the private sector at the helm of highly successful entrepreneurial organizations. In 2001, he decided to do something completely different. Setting out to prove that market forces can effect social change, that hybrid businesses - boasting social and financial missions - can provide employment opportunities for people facing barriers, he started Social Capital Partners.


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