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Venture for Canada Launches Intrapreneurship Program to provide Work-Integrated Learning Experiences for Underserved Students in Canada Venture for Canada (VFC) is excited to announce the launch of their Intrapreneurship Program—funded by the government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Program—to create short duration, paid Innovative Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for students from underserved communities at small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across Canada. 
Venture for Canada Welcomes New Board Directors, Bruce Sellery, Narinder Dhami, and Thomas Park Venture for Canada (VFC) is excited to announce the appointment of Bruce Sellery, Narinder Dhami and Thomas Park to VFC’s Board of Directors.
Venture for Canada Announces Reskilling Retail Workers Project Steering Committee The Reskilling Retail Workers Project is a project funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre. The project supports designing and testing a reskilling program for displaced retail workers, focusing on racialized and Indigenous youth to be tested and prototyped in Ontario.
2020 TD Clean Tech Prosperity Awards Announced by Venture for Canada Venture for Canada has announced the 2020 recipients of their TD Clean Tech Prosperity Awards. In partnership with TD, VFC recognizes 8 of their Fellowship Program participants every year for their commitment, passion, and interest in environmental sustainability and the cleantech sector.
Venture for Canada Announces Project with Future Skills Centre  Venture for Canada (VFC) is excited to announce the launch of a Reskilling Retail Workers, a project funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre. This project supports the design of a reskilling program for displaced retail workers, focusing on racialized and Indigenous youth in Ontario.
BHER and Venture for Canada partner to provide innovative work-integrated learning experiences for students in Alberta The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) and Venture for Canada (VFC) are excited to announce a partnership to create 300 innovative work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Alberta. This partnership is made possible with support from the Government of Canada.
VFC Fellows Next 36 Cohort Venture for Canada is proud to congratulate Rayhan and Lily for their next step in their entrepreneurial journey, committing to the NEXT 36 full-time program laser-focused on founding a new venture.
VFC Announces Partnership with Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (MAIN) Venture for Canada (VFC) announced a new partnership with Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (MAIN) a non-profit organization for their second annual Accelerator Summit (Sommet des accélérateurs) a gathering of various organizations that support entrepreneurs and accelerators in Quebec.
Venture for Canada Announces Members of its 2nd Alumni Council Venture for Canada (VFC) is excited to announce the committee members of its 2021 Alumni Council. For its second year of operations, the council has expanded its seats from five members to seven members to serve the growing VFC Fellowship community. 
VFC supports over 1500 student jobs with Internship + Entrepreneurial Training program Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) expanded their partnership with Venture for Canada (VFC) in August 2020, providing a total of $20 million to date in funding for student internships and entrepreneurial training as part of the Federal Government’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). 
Venture for Canada announces the VFC Quebec Advisory Council Venture for Canada (VFC) announced the launch of the VFC Quebec Advisory Council. The entrepreneurs, innovation ecosystem leaders, and post-secondary representatives who serve on the council will work together for 16-months to advise VFC on how to grow its social impact into Quebec. The council members include representatives from organizations such as Bonjour Startup Montreal, Element AI, and L’Université de Sherbrooke.
Venture for Canada launches 2021 Fellowship Program: 7th National Cohort Venture for Canada (VFC) has launched their applications for the 2021 Fellowship Program. Originally launched in 2013, VFC is recruiting for their 7th cohort of recent grads, who will participate in the latest evolution of the Fellowship. 
Venture for Canada announces partnership with Fasken Venture for Canada (VFC) announced a new partnership with Fasken, a leading Canadian law firm, which has extensive expertise in advising start-ups and scale-ups.
Venture for Canada Welcomes New Board Member, Irfhan Rawji Venture for Canada is excited to announce the appointment of Irfhan Rawji, the Founder & CEO of MobSquad, to VFC’s Board of Directors.
TD Clean Prosperity Honorary Awards Announced by Venture for Canada Venture for Canada, a national charity that accelerates the careers of Canadian youth by providing immersive learning opportunities at Canadian startups and small businesses, has announced the recipients of the TD Clean Prosperity Honorary Awards.
RBC Future Launch Honorary Awards Announced by Venture for Canada Venture for Canada (VFC) and RBC are continuing a five year collaboration, as fifteen participants in the Venture for Canada Fellowship Program have been selected to receive the RBC Future Launch Venture for Canada Honorary Awards. The recipients of the award were nominated by their peers across the country.