Bill Young is the founder of Social Capital Partners (SCP) an innovative, non-profit, social finance company started in 2001. Throughout its history, SCP has facilitated thousands of jobs for people who face employment barriers by providing start-up and growth capital and operational help to social enterprises and by providing financing and human resources support to more than 50 privately owned franchise locations tied to their commitment to implement a community hiring program. More recently SCP has been working at the systems level serving as a catalyst to make Canada’s employment training and social assistance systems more responsive to employer’s needs based on the belief that by doing so we can provide significantly more job opportunities to the people we are trying to help.
Before founding SCP, Bill worked for approximately 20 years in the private sector primarily as CEO of Hamilton Computers which was sold to GE Capital, and Optel Communications Corp. He began his career as a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard. He sits on numerous boards and advisory boards involved in social finance and social innovation and is a Member of the Order of Canada.