Insights and News


Community Employment Loan Program Feasibility Study

November 8, 2014

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Monitor Deloitte & SCP Release White paper on Demand-Led Systems Change

May 8, 2014

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Insights from the Front Lines: Job Seekers’ Recommendations for More Responsive and Results - Focused Employment Services

March 14, 2014

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Supporting Success at Work: Job Retention and Career Development Focus Group Report

December 17, 2013

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SCP’s submission to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Commission

May 8, 2012

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The Five Critical Factors of Social Enterprise Profitability - SCP’s learnings from investing in Social Enterprises

August 8, 2009

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A Fine Balance – What Inner City Renovations taught us about managing social and economic objectives inside business models

May 8, 2008

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Social Return on Investment Report - Turn Around Couriers

January 8, 2007

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Ontario financial institutions and government join forces to boost local businesses and do good in communities

April 11, 2016

Province helps Ontarians facing employment barriers and supports businesses. View SCP Release View MEDEI Release

MEDEI News Release - Ontario Improving Employment Opportunities for People Facing Barriers

December 3, 2015

The Community Loans Fund, part of Ontario's Accessibility Action Plan, will provide discounted rates on financial products, such as loans, to businesses that commit to hiring people facing barriers. View News Release

Initial Report by the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

August 28, 2015

Government must face the challenges of helping to create cultural change in our society, particularly among employers, and to commit to restructuring many of the approaches used to help people with disabilities enter and remain in the workforce. View PDF

MEDEI Press Release - Ontario Launches Accessibility Action Plan

June 3, 2015

Plan Introduced on the 10 Year Anniversary of Landmark Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Legislation. View PDF

Transforming a Nation: Canada’s Greatest Social Innovations

November 27, 2014

Social Capital Partners’ social finance product is recognized as one of the top ten greatest Canadian social innovations by Global Shapers Ottawa, an initiative of Global Economic Forum. Link to Global Shapers Ottawa

SCP and the Ontario Government to collaborate on new social finance model

November 7, 2014

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SCP helps Virgin Mobile RE*Generation invest in programs that help youth find stable employment

September 9, 2014

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SCP’s collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

March 18, 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. View PDF

SCP in the media

Impact Investing for Empowering Minorities - Bloomberg

January 17, 2017

Bill Young talks about impact investing in Canada, and how it's creating financial returns and employment opportunities. Link to Bill Young interview

CHCH Morning Live features on Rate Drop Rebate

April 28, 2016

Link to Bill Young interview

Kevin O'Leary calls Rate Drop Rebate a 'very cool idea'

April 14, 2016

The former Dragon's Den star tells Newstalk 1010 he likes SCP's market-driven approach to reducing unfair barriers to employment. Rate Drop Rebate on Newstalk1010

Businesses offered interest rate rebate for hiring disadvantaged workers

April 12, 2016

Bill Young interview with CBC

Looking for decent work? There are investors here to help

June 21, 2015

From San Diego to Toronto, impact investors are trying to back good jobs rather than just a healthy bottom line.

Link to Toronto Star article


Corporate Social Responsibility - Doing good a must for attracting talent

November 4, 2014

Panel of executives discuss millennial generation and their desire to work for socially conscious employers. Link to The Globe and Mail article

RBC commits $700,000 to the Community Employment Loan Program

March 17, 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. Link to RBC website  

SCP is breaking down employment barriers that are keeping millions of North Americans out of work

November 22, 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. Corporate Knights article