Team & Contact

Our Team

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Bill Young

President

Bill founded Social Capital Partners in 2001, and has been one of the leading voices in promoting social finance in Canada. He also sits on a variety of boards and advisory boards for social enterprises and community organizations. Bill previously spent 20 years in the private sector, primarily as CEO of Hamilton Computers and Optel Communications Corp (later Axxent). He holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Accountant. In 2013, Bill was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for his achievements as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Jon Shell

Managing Director & Partner

Jon leads the quest for our next big idea and can usually be found next to a whiteboard, dry-erase marker in hand. He spent most of his career in the private sector before joining SCP in 2017, founding and growing successful companies in both Canada and Australia. In between entrepreneurial activity, he was a consultant with both McKinsey & Company and Monitor. Jon was first introduced to SCP when Bill supported a volunteer entrepreneurship project he was leading in Kenya in 2008. He received a BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

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Judy Doidge

Director, Partnerships

Judy works with our private, public and non-profit partners within workforce development. With experience in all three sectors, she is able to bridge gaps in communication, incentives and objectives of all stakeholders. Having managed national recruitment and retention programs for employers across Canada, Judy has extensive knowledge in employer engagement and practices, skills training, and diversity and inclusion. She led SCP’s partnerships with the Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia governments on demand-led workforce development, and has more recently worked with the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation and the Metcalf Foundation. Judy holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario.

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Taylor Sekhon

Director

Taylor helps to lead the design, research and launch of Social Capital Partners’ projects. He is particularly focused on building projects that can create a pathway to business ownership for more people. Prior to SCP, Taylor worked in technology, private equity, and management consulting. In his spare time, Taylor serves as Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board for The LEADER Project, an organization which provides business training to entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Taylor received a BA in Global Development Studies from Huron University College and an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Emiko Savic

Finance and Administration Manager

Emiko manages our finances and operations, making sure everything in the office runs smoothly. With an interest in leveraging capital for social good from sustainable finance to charitable donations, she also conducts research and due diligence on impact investments. Emiko was previously an office manager for a health food company in Toronto, and before moving to Canada she worked for major investment banks in Japan. Emiko has a BA in Law from Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and studied business and management as an exchange student in France. She is currently pursuing a MFin at Smith School of Business from Queen’s University. 

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Jack Graham

Policy Editor

Jack is a policy journalist and researcher who turns our big ideas into words on the page. With a background in labour market policy, Jack was previously a reporter at Apolitical, a global network for public servants in London, United Kingdom. He also writes for publications including CapX and the think tank Open Political Economy Network, and was awarded a fellowship by Columbia Journalism School’s Dart Center to report a story on the opioid crisis in Indigenous communities. Jack holds a BA in History from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.

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Sara Urbina

Sr. Associate of Operations and Research

Sara joined the team to work on issues relating to wealth inequality, helping to conduct research and develop our next projects. Before joining us, Sara worked at MaRS Discovery District supporting the operations and client engagement efforts of the Start program, which helped early stage start-ups access the right resources and advisory. Prior to that, she conducted research with the University of Toronto, where they worked to identify barriers faced by single parents in Puerto Rico when moving off welfare. She holds a BA in Economics and Human Geography from the University of Toronto.

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Elvis Wong

Research Fellow

Elvis conducts research and analysis to advance our thinking around the future of work, and to support the launch of new initiatives tackling wealth inequality. He was previously a management consultant at A.T. Kearney and one of the 25 young professionals selected for the MaRS Discovery District’s Studio Y fellowship for emerging systems leaders. Elvis is also the founder of Innovate Financial Health, an organization that aims to create and scale of new ideas that serve financially vulnerable Canadians. He graduated from Queen’s University with a BComm from the Smith School of Business.

Our Advisory Board includes:

Richard W. Ivey

Roger L. Martin

Susan Pigott

Walter Ross

Michael Wenban

Rochelle Stenzler

 

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366 Adelaide St. West, Suite 606
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5V 1R9

 

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(416) 646-1871

 

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info@socialcapitalpartners.ca