|Social finance is attracting increasing attention across Canada, and there is potential for its use in the settlement sector. Benefits of social finance extend well beyond leveraging new sources of funding. Social finance encourages innovation and new forms of collaboration and can help support the sustainability of service delivery organizations, including those in the settlement sector
This webinar will explore how social finance models can lead to improved outcomes for individual newcomers and settlement service provider organizations. The webinar will introduce participants to research currently underway on how social finance could be used to assist Canadian newcomers and service provider organizations. The presentation will feature prominent social finance models already being used, and those with strong potential to address challenges in the settlement sector.
Presentation topics include:
· A review of potential benefits and implications of a social finance approach
· An overview of social finance models that are relevant to the sector
· Examples of the opportunities and challenges when these models are applied in practice
· An interactive question and answer session
Webinar participants will have the opportunity to sign-up to receive updates and referrals to additional resources for exploring the potential benefits of social finance for their own purposes.
Who should participate?
The presentation is relevant to service provider organizations, settlement networks and a wide range of partners working in both social finance and settlement sector areas.