Venture for Canada’s programs give prospective Interns and Fellows a line on jobs in growing startups and small businesses. They get training and a network of like-minded peers to help them rock first those jobs and then their careers.
Canada's economy ranks 22nd on the 2020 Bloomberg Innovation Index. We can do better.
Venture for Canada fosters the entrepreneurial skills employers say today's students and graduates need if they're going to play a constructive role in growing tomorrow's rapidly evolving economy.
Post-secondary students in Atlantic and Western Canada can explore entrepreneurial work experiences, build their resumes, and build a network on the side.
Our Fellowship program primes recent grads for success with training that fosters readiness and flexibility, real-world experience, and an ecosystem of similarly capable peers.
A large, growing and active network of established, enterprising former Fellows.
Our team has helped hundreds of students and new grads launch their careersMeet The Team
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Our Impact Measured
Our 2018 Impact Report shares an overview and examples of how Venture for Canada helps develop entrepreneurial leaders through experiential learning.
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“Clearbanc would not have been able to grow as fast as we have without the contributions of our Venture for Canada Members.”
Started from the bottom,
now we’re here.
In seven years, VFC has grown from the apple in a 22-year-old's eye to a national charity with 20 staff members, a multi-million dollar budget, and 5000+ member community of Interns, Fellows, career-track alumni, and educational institution and employer partners.
- The inaugural Fellow Alumni Council is selected and begins operation.
- The VFC Internship program expands its impact to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
- VFC selects the inaugural Fellowship cohort for British Columbia.