Request for Qualifications: Social Inclusion & Employment Outcomes for Persons Living with Disabilities
LIFT is thrilled to announce our Request for Qualifications for a new initiative that will provide invaluable support to social purpose organizations (SPOs) that support social inclusion and employment outcomes for persons living with disabilities. This initiative is aimed at helping organizations who are removing barriers for persons living with disabilities, scaling innovative programs or services, or demonstrating measureable response, specifically toward employment or self-employment outcomes.
LIFT is seeking to qualify up to eight social purpose organizations SPOs (not-for-profits, charities, or social enterprises) that serve Canadians living with a disability by providing programs that lead to employment or self-employment; that prepare employers to be inclusive and set up for success; and that reduce barriers to social inclusion – ensuring participation in their communities in ways that enhance their well-being and individual potential.FIND OUT MORE
We are pleased to be working with Fulcrum Capital Partners, who has renewed its partnership to support the LIFT Factor Fund over the next three years. This partnership renewal reinforces Fulcrum’s reputation as a thought leader and champion of venture philanthropy in Canada. As one of LIFT’s first corporate supporters and an important early adopter of LIFT’s work, Fulcrum’s investment will help create sustainable social impact in communities across Canada and help LIFT transform good causes into great investments.Find out more
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