Canada's economy ranks 22nd on the 2020 Bloomberg Innovation Index. We can do better.

Venture for Canada's mission is to foster the entrepreneurial mindset and skills 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.

Our Programs

Venture for Canada programs foster 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.

  • Internship Program

    Post-secondary students in Atlantic and Western Canada can explore entrepreneurial work experiences, build their resumes, and build a network on the side. Read more about our Internship Program.
  • Fellowship Program

    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. Read more about our Fellowship Program.
  • Alumni Network

    A large, growing and active network of established, enterprising former Fellows.

Our team has helped hundreds of students and new grads launch their careers

Meet The Team

Our Community in Real Life

100% of VFC Interns would recommend the program to a friend.
93% of Fellows continue working in the entrepreneurial ecosystem after finishing the program.

Our Impact Measured

Our 2019 Impact Report shares an overview and examples of how Venture for Canada helps develop entrepreneurial leaders through experiential learning.

View report
View past reports: 2017  2018  

“Clearbanc would not have been able to grow as fast as we have without the contributions of our Venture for Canada Members.”

Andrew D'Souza
Clearbanc
Co-Founder & CEO
92% of employers would recommend Venture for Canada to a colleague.

Milestones

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.

2012
A seed is planted
  • In his last year of University, Scott Stirrett reads about Venture for America.
2013
Venture for Canada is incorporated by Scott Stirrett
2014
Inaugural Fellowship cohort selected
2015
Inaugural Fellow Training Camp
2016
Venture for Canada receives charitable status
2017
Inaugural Fellowship graduation
2018
Launch of Internship program
2019
Inaugural Fellow Alumni Council is selected