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The RAFT Social Impact Bond Pilot - Update

Posted Nov 16th, 2015

Ontario is moving forward with it's Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). The RAFT was one of four organizations selected to run a pilot project based on their SIB idea. The RAFT's proposed idea is to target over 900 at-risk young people, primarily in under-served rural areas surrounding Haldimand-Norfolk County, Niagara Region and Hamilton, to increase high school graduation rates and improve employment and social outcomes. A report was issued November 12, 2015 outlining the current status of the SIBs.

To view this report, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/piloting-social-impact-bonds-ontario-development-path-and-lessons-learned?_ga=1.27849276.185304496.1447714426

For the News Release regarding the update, please visit: http://news.ontario.ca/medt/en/2015/11/ontario-moving-forward-with-social-impact-bonds.html?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p

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The Orange Door Project 2021

Jul 6th, 2021

We’ve partnered with The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help raise funds for Niagara youth! All funds raised at the St. Catharines Home Depot store during the campaign will support the RAFT.

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