Canada's Social Finance Fund should pivot in four big ways, say sector leaders

Ideas for reshaping Canada’s biggest social finance tool post-COVID-19

Why It Matters

Local economies are devastated in the wake of COVID-19. Social purpose organizations are struggling. Already marginalized populations have been disproportionately impacted. The $755-million Social Finance Fund was announced years before any of this happened, but now it has the potential to support Canada’s much-needed recovery.

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