June 12, 2017 PFC, Philanthropy

Federal Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy

The Government of Canada is moving forward in the development of a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the members of the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Co-Creation Steering Group in a press release on June 8th 2017.

The Steering Group brings together 15 leaders, practitioners and experts from multiple fields, including Stephen Huddart, President of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a PFC member. This Group will co-create the Strategy with the Government of Canada over the next 12 months through policy measures to advance social innovation and social finance, and support the social enterprise sector and the social economy in Canada.

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