Share your thoughts on the Investment and Readiness Stream of the Social Finance Fund

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Closed


Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is exploring ways to support social purpose organizations in building their capacity to innovate and move towards participation in social finance opportunities.

The focus of this engagement process is the Investment and Readiness (IR) Stream, which will offer time limited support over a 2-year period for social purpose organizations to improve their ability to scale promising practices and work towards participation in the social finance market. To better inform the design and delivery of the IR Stream, we have launched an online engagement process to:

  • hear about the ways delivery partners can support your organization and your work in innovation and investment readiness
  • validate the supports required to participate in the social finance market
  • raise awareness of existing tools and approaches, and
  • surface ideas that have not yet been identified

Join in: how to participate

Share your ideas online

Read the Steering Group’s report, the Discussion guide, consider the questionnaire below, and send us your comments.

Send us an email

Send us an email with your ideas or comments to make your ideas heard.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We’re seeking input from all interested parties, including:

  • social purpose organizations and associated groups
  • national and regional service delivery organizations, social finance intermediaries and associated groups, and
  • entrepreneurs, social innovators, academics, experts and associated groups

Key questions for discussion

The questionnaire can be accessed online:

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