Canada needs a government-backed social finance fund: Senators Eggleton, Omidvar
By Senator Art Eggleton and Senator Ratna OmidvarAug. 27, 2018
Social finance combines private and public investment for projects that serve a social purpose, such as affordable housing or infrastructure projects in poorer communities.
With the government's backing, a social finance fund could pay for projects that can really make a difference in communities, write Senators Art Eggleton and Ratna Omidvar. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
The time is right for social finance to flourish in Canada.
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