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JRCC FD is hosting United Way workshop for social enterprises

Are you an established Social Enterprise with a new business opportunity or plans for expansion?

The Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund (MixedCap) will support the expansion of an early stage, high growth non-profit social enterprises by providing a hybrid form of capital, comprised of a combined loan (50%) and grant (50%).  MixedCap is funded by the Province of Ontario and United Way Toronto & York Region (through a gift from the Polar Foundation), with all loan financing coming from Alterna Savings.

If you are an incorporated non-profit, have identified a solid business opportunity and located/operating in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton area, then you are eligible to apply for between $10,000 and $30,000 in total investment, split equally between a loan and a grant.

Organization interested will have to attend a mandatory workshop and submit a business plan as part of the application process.  Next workshop is on scheduled on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at the JRCC Furniture Depot in Thornhill.  To register, please click here

Should you have more questions or would like further information, please contact Shahil Thomas at 416-777-1444 ext. 365 or via e-mail at

TODAY: JRCC Furniture Depot Helps Five Refugees Families Furnish Their Homes


TORONTO TODAY – The Syrian refugee crisis has captivated the conscience of Canadians from coast-to-coast. Many communities have stepped up to help those arriving from their war-torn homeland. The Jewish Russian Community Centre (JRCC) Furniture Depot, in collaboration with the Armenian community, are collaborating to provide recently arrived refugees with furniture and other household items to help them settle into a new home.

The kick off the campaign to help these refugees was launched today, Jan 11 by inviting five families (2 from York Region & 3 from Toronto) to come to the Furniture Depot and select furniture today from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the families were able to choose furniture items such as mattress, beds, tables, and chairs, out of a variety of thousands of furniture items. The furniture will be delivered to the clients’ homes by the JRCC Furniture Depot truck.

We would like extend our gratitude to the Hon. Peter Kent (PC MP Thornhill) for his support and solidarity to make this project a great success.

We are happy to help those in need, and help refugees in establishing their new life; by giving them furniture – a bed to sleep in, and a table and chairs to enjoy family dinners together. Our community believes in values of giving and helping those in need; and today we are glad to be able to serve our community as well as the newly arrived refugees.