SVX has been working to understand the sector gaps in response to COVID-19 and has been convening entrepreneurs, investors, and organizations at a local and national level to better understand what support is needed.
Pillar has conducted widespread research on the problems facing enterprises are are working to provide financial relief to communities, conduct learning and teaching events for practitioners, and amplifying the stories of those affected by COVID-19.
VERGE Capital is a social finance program of Pillar Nonprofit Network, building a social finance ecosystem in Southwestern Ontario. VERGE's two place-based loan funds provide flexible and patient capital to local SPOs in the region.
Upper Canada Equity Fund is an early stage equity investment fund in Prince Edward County that deploys patient capital with the goal of building enterprises that boost rural economic diversification and contribute to sustainable development goals.
Centre for Social Innovation has created a Community Rent pool to offer financial relief to those who need it most, facilitates peer-to-peer mentorship, and moved accelerator programs online to support entrepreneurs during COVID-19.