Leadership: From resourcefulness to ideas & opportunities and into action skills, dive into the startup and innovation skills-first mindset. We're reflecting on the skills young Canadians will need in the future world of work and the shifts in the ecosystem.
5 Black-Owned Businesses to Watch in 2024 Explore the innovation and impact of five Black-owned businesses in Canada making significant strides in 2024, showcasing the vital role and creativity of Black entrepreneurs in enriching the Canadian economy.
From Intern to Leader: Johanna Lau’s Tips for Exploring your Career Path We sat down with Johanna Lao, 2022 VFC Intern to learn more about the impact of her internship with the Canadian Accelerator & Incubator Network (CAIN) and the entrepreneurial skillset she has developed.
Scott Stirrett on The Globe & Mail: “Teaching debate skills will strengthen democracy” Venture for Canada CEO and Founder Scott Stirrett writes the following article for The Globe and Mail, discussing how young Canadians need to be taught debate skills in order to grow into tomorrow's leaders of a healthy democracy.
A Year in Books VFC Founder and CEO Scott Stirrett ends 2022 by reviewing the 35 books he read over the past year and identifies his nine favourites. Click here to review the high-level Goodreads description of each work, followed by Scott's comments on why he recommends the book. Happy reading!
Immigrants face crisis of the withering Canadian dream A survey found immigrants perceive the Canadian job market as exclusionary and the costs of living and home ownership prohibitive. They aren’t wrong.
How an Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Accelerate Your Career The world of business is unpredictable, and an entrepreneurial mindset can help you to effectively respond to and learn from inevitable setbacks. Whether you want to advance in your current career, pursue a new field, or start your own business, an entrepreneurial mindset is a necessary skill set to accelerate your career forward. Here's what it takes:
Not just for coffee runs; the benefits of hiring student interns Interns are stereotypically known for conducting coffee runs, filing and organizing documents, and doing the mundane tasks that no one else really wants to do. What a missed opportunity. The impact that students and recent grads can have on your bottom line, company culture and growth is invaluable, especially at a small, growing company.
What Makes a High-Performing Team In the startup industry, people tend to believe if you throw a group of people together and give them a task to complete, they’ll figure out how to get it done with minimal effort. This isn’t the case. A guest article by our friends at Unicorn Labs.
How to build dynamic and equitable ecosystems by leveraging data, creating stronger value propositions, and leaning into collective impact In April 2022, Venture for Canada attended the Canadian Accelerator + Incubator Network (CAIN) Summit. We've summarized our takeaways and resources using the L.O.V.E framework.
Applying Design Thinking Frameworks to Program Co-Creation An Update on the Design Phase of VFC’s Reskilling Retail Workers Project. You'll learn more about how we've created an innovative model design process that involves a consortium of cross-sector leaders, inclusive design, extensive literature reviews, and data validation.