S+G Urban Partners Invests in Social Enterprise
S+G Urban Partners is excited to announce our investment in Urban Fabric Media Inc., a social enterprise focused on highlighting critical urban issues through the production of engaging multimedia content.
In addition to encouraging discussion and action on key challenges facing cities and local communities, Urban Fabric Media re-invests its production proceeds back into urban impact projects and development initiatives. To find out more about Urban Fabric Media and upcoming projects, visit: urbanfabricmedia.ca
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