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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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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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