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.
Navigating the Noise: 5 Tips to Stand Out in Your Job Search Discover 5 strategies to help you stand out in the competitive job market and make your job search more successful.
How to Navigate Job Search Anxiety: 6 Tips for Staying Calm and Collected Struggling with job search anxiety? Discover six effective strategies to stay calm and focused, enhancing your job search and boosting your mental well-being. This article offers practical tips to navigate the job search process, ensuring you stay motivated and find the right opportunity.
The Unconventional Jobseeker’s Guide To Landing Your Dream Role Tired of the same old job-seeking advice that never seems to get you any closer to your dream job? Dive into our latest article where we turn conventional wisdom on its head, offering controversial yet effective strategies to help you stand out in today's competitive job market.
IWD 2024: Honouring VFC Alumni and Women’s Contributions to Canada’s Economy This International Women's Day (IWD), delve into the journeys of remarkable women who are VFC Alumni - pioneering change, overcoming challenges, and shaping a more inclusive future. Learn about their contributions and how you can play a part in supporting women entrepreneurs.
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: