Results of Getting Ontario Ready for the Social Finance Fund

The Canadian CED Network with the Learning Enrichment Foundation, Operation Come Home, and PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

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Denyse Guy and Carolyn Pletsch, Guy & Associates

Year: 2019

In January of 2019, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), and partners commissioned a small project focusing on the emergent Federal Social Finance Fund. This initiative was part of the larger member engagement process to consult with key actors in the social economy ecosystem. One of the primary objectives of this project was to gather “ground intelligence” about what organizations and stakeholders were thinking about and planning for. The priority focus was how best to serve grassroots community benefit groups. The second no less important objective was “knowledge mobilization” delivered to raise awareness of the social finance fund. Project oversight was provided by an advisory group representing the partners. Project activities included the development and administration of a survey, the findings of which comprise the content of this report.

This work has been part of a cross-sector engagement process with a wide range of stakeholders.  Our goal is to raise awareness of the opportunities created by the Social Finance Fund and identify priority needs and areas for action.

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