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Government Investment into Venture Capital to back Entrepreneurs, Address Inequality, Increase Employment, Support Life Science Companies and Propel Canada’s Economic Recovery

Jon Jackson
VC

Renewed Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI) program will invest CAD $450 Million over five years increasing VC dollars to entrepreneurs. The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) applauds the federal government’s CAD $450 million renewed investment supporting Canada’s innovation ecosystem, underrepresented entrepreneurs, critical life science companies, and economic recovery through the Venture Capital

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Canada’s Life Sciences Sector: Driving Results

Andrew Casey
VC

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Canada’s healthcare system, society, and economy. Canada is not alone on this, as societies and economies globally were unprepared for the scale and scope of the virus’ impact. It is increasingly clear that in order for us to return to the world we once knew, we

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Canada’s 43rd Parliament – Speech from the Throne: CVCA Perspective

Matt Ivis

On December 5th, 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, opened Canada’s 43rd Parliament with the Speech from the Throne (SFT), outlining a five-point agenda for this session of Parliament: Fight climate change Strengthen the middle class Walk the road of reconciliation Keep Canadians safe and healthy, and Position Canada for success in an

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CVCA’s Open Letter To Major Federal Party Leaders

Taking part in the federal election process, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is pleased to offer its views on priorities ahead of the 2019 Federal Election. The Canadian venture capital and private equity industry plays an instrumental role in improving the standard of living of Canadians by catalyzing the investments required to

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VCCI Stream 3: Responding To Cleantech Investment Challenges

Jon Jackson
VC

Climate change is real and one of the most pressing issues facing the planet. This is a fact that has been confirmed scientifically time and time again and repeated as recently as Nov. 27 by the United Nations through the Emissions Gap Report 2018. As a first step, Canadians could consider understanding the actions to

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Government Of Canada Commits To Bolstering Canadian Innovation Through VCCI

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CVCA Applauds Government’s Commitment to Strengthening Innovation Companies in Canada December 18, 2017 – Toronto, ON – The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement today regarding the details of the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI), a $400 million investment supporting Canada’s innovation ecosystem. The fund is made

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
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Federal Government Calls For Applications for VCCI

The federal government, through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), issued a call for proposals today for the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI). The VCCI is $400 million in federal government funding through the BDC and will complement support provided by other programs under the Innovation and Skills Plan to help grow Canada’s innovative

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CVCA Reacts to Announcement of Passive Investment Tax Changes

Toronto, October 18, 2017 – The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) welcomes today’s announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau regarding the passive investment income tax changes. “The Government of Canada, and the Finance Minister specifically, demonstrated a clear willingness to incorporate our feedback to ensure these changes are in line government’s policy objectives”,

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CVCA Responds to Consultation on Proposed Private Corporation Tax Changes

Since the July 18th announcement, the CVCA has engaged its members and others in the ecosystem to assess the impact of the proposals. Overall, while members feel all of the proposed tax changes will be harmful to investment, savings, growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation, the proposals centering on substantially increasing the tax on passive investment income