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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

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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

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CVCA Responds to Budget 2017

The CVCA applauds Government of Canada’s commitment to strengthen Canadian innovation through additional venture capital support Budget 2017 continues positive momentum for the private capital ecosystem in Canada; expanding on the success of VCAP, with new VCCI program delivering $400 million investment with matching funds up to $1.5 billion through BDC Ottawa, ON – Mar

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The CVCA Responds to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order

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The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) is adding its voice to the growing list of Canadian technology leaders calling on Ottawa to institute an immediate and targeted visa which would provide those currently displaced by the United States executive order with temporary residency in Canada. The request is in response to U.S.

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Three Years Into VCAP and Program Still Propelling Canada’s Innovation Ecosystem

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Today, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association celebrates the third anniversary of the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP)– a program that was implemented in January 2014 as a means of leveraging government funds with private sector investment and expertise. This program has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on Canada’s innovation

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New Government Tax Credit for Alberta Investors to Increase Investment and Jobs

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Originally posted by EY The Alberta Government has introduced the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) to stimulate investment in certain industries with strong job-creation potential. The AITC offers a 30% tax credit to investors who provide venture capital to eligible companies during the two-year period in which the AITC program is in force. It is

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Breaking News: BC Responds to Call for More Venture Capital in Tech Vertical

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By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association The Province of British Columbia has taken another step forward in building on its innovation ecosystem with a new private sector-led venture capital fund to support the technology sector. This new, 15-year, $100-million technology fund—which the Government announced on Friday, Oct. 21st—will help fuel growth in

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Coding For All: Introducing Canada Learning Code

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By: Emily Walsh Associate on Georgian Partners’ Investment Team Last night in Ottawa we had the pleasure of being involved in the launch of an exciting and important new project:Canada Learning Code. With the aim of giving more Canadians the opportunity to participate in the global digital economy, the project is the next stage in the