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Surfacing, celebrating and accelerating successful entrepreneurial journeys.

A working approach to job experience in tomorrow's economy.

Venture for Canada is a national charity which develops entrepreneurial leadership skills through training and supporting youth to work at innovative Canadian startups and small businesses.

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Our History

  • 2014
    • Venture for Canada incorporates
    • First employee hired
  • 2015
    • Inaugural Fellowship Cohort Selected
    • First Fellowship Training Camp at Queen's University
  • 2017
    • Inaugural Graduation Ceremony
    • First ReConnect Event
  • 2018
    • Team Grows to 8 Staff
    • Launch Internship Program
    • Team Grows to 16 Staff
    • First Cohort of VFC Interns

Post Secondary Schools Represented

Our Programs

  • Internship Program

    We help post-secondary students explore entrepreneurial work experiences, build their resumes, and build their networks.

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  • Fellowship Program

    Our Fellowship program primes recent grads for success with training, real-world experience, and an ecosystem of similarly capable peers.

    Big things coming
  • Hire Talent

    We make it easy to connect with exceptional post-secondary students and grads.

    For Employers
A photo of Scott Stirrett, CEO & Founder of Venture for Canada.

Our Culture

The next generation of leaders, innovators, and disruptors are playing for high stakes.

Venture for Canada is a non-profit, but our culture is all startup.

We’re addressing an acute problem with an agile, iterative, and collaborative process. Our team brings a range of experience and perspectives that evolve with feedback from employers, alumni, and each cohort.

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