Doug Pawson
Presentation Time: 3:00 PM

Doug Pawson Causeway

Doug is the Director of Social Business & Social Finance at Causeway Work Centre, where he supports Causeway’s four social enterprises and three social finance programs.

Collectively, these social enterprises employ individuals with mental health challenges and other barriers to employment while earning annual revenues in excess of $1M.  Causeway’s social finance programs have supported dozens of entrepreneurs to gain access to microfinance loans.  Doug also spearheaded the Causeway Community Finance Fund, a unique initiative providing low-income individuals with an accessible loan to break free from the predatory trap of payday lending.

Active in his community, Doug was a founding member of the Employment Access Resource Network hosted by the United Way of Ottawa, a founding member of the Financial Literacy Action Network of Ottawa and is on the board of directors for the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa. He holds a MBA and MPhil and is completing his PhD at Carleton University.

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