Canada ranks 21st on the 2020 Bloomberg Innovation Index. We're investing in the next generation to reach #1.
As a national charity, we’re on a mission to foster the entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of young Canadians.
Our vision is a Canada where young people can equitably realize their entrepreneurial potential to build the most prosperous place in the world.
Launched Virtual Training Program in Jan 2020 to support 1242 interns nationwide
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.
VFC launches its Internship program in Atlantic Canada.
VFC team grows to 16 staff.
The Fellowship program grows to more than 80 participants.
Inaugural graduation ceremony.
VFC is featured on CBC National News.
VFC selects the inaugural Fellowship cohort for New Brunswick.
New funders add financial support to scale the Fellowship.
50 participants attend our second training camp.
First Fellowship Training Camp hosted at Queen's University.
Inaugural Fellowship cohort selected.
First employee hired.
Scott meets Parm Gill, VFC’s inaugural board chair, who becomes actively involved in supporting VFC’s growth.
Inspired to provide more young Canadians with the opportunity to launch entrepreneurial careers, Scott founds Venture for Canada.
Then, a 22-year-old recent graduate, Scott, incorporates Venture for Canada as a not-for-profit and creates an initial advisory board.
In his last year of University, Scott Stirrett reads about Venture for America.