Causeway collaborates with a variety of partners to provide innovative programming:
In collaboration with SEDI and Housing Services Corporation, Causeway delivers an incentivized matched-savings program, START: Saving to Achieve Real Transformation, which will assist those living in, or on the waiting list for, social housing in Ottawa. The program encourages saving by matching participant savings at a ratiot of 3:1. A participant can save up to $800 and receive a matched contribution of up to $2,400 to be applied to the project savings goals, including:
This unique project is paired with Causeway’s financial literacy programming and all participants will be encouraged to participate in our workshops held in 1-on-1 or group settings.
For further information, please contact Florence Brake, Financial Literacy Coordinator 613.725.3494 ext. 118, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rise Asset Development provides financing (loans, leases and lines of credit) and mentorship to men and women living with mental illness and or addictions who are interested in pursuing self employment. With the support of the Rotman School of Management and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Causeway is providing outreach for the Rise program in the Ottawa region. For further information, please contact Andrew Riddick at email@example.com
Causeway will be piloting Your Financial Toolkit, an initiative of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. The toolkit includes worksheets, self-assessments, tools, calculators and educational videos on 11 facets of basic financial literacy. Causeway will be offering 11 two-hour workshops to a variety of communities.
The goal of the Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development is to create a continuum of support for social enterprise in the city of Ottawa through access to technical expertise, financing, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships. CISED is a partnership between Causeway, Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3Ci), Algonquin College, the Business Innovation Centre and Vanier Community Service Centre. A first in Ontario, CISED is developing an integrated approach to providing services to new and established social enterprises in Eastern Ontario. Visit our website to access our workshops, and for the latest news in social enterprise.