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Private capital plays a vital role in building a stronger and more sustainable Canadian economy.

The private capital industry enhances productivity, increases competition, and creates high paying jobs.

CVCA exists to support a healthy, functioning private capital system that works for the economy and for our members.

What the CVCA does

Policy & Advocacy

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Ensuring adequate capital in the innovation ecosystem; accessing world class talent that can translate that capital into scalable value; and, a competitive tax and investment regime.

Research & Data

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Our research, insights, and tools are vital to the day-to-day success of our members. High-quality data and analysis help demonstrate the value private capital brings to the Canadian economy.

Member Resources

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Supporting our members means everything to us. We’re committed to being an indispensable part of their business, serving as a connecting hub, educator, knowledge source, and organizer.

Private Capital
In Canadian Communities Coast-To-Coast

Discover how private capital investment has contributed to your community (2013 — Q3 2020)

Most Recent Canadian VC & PE Market Overview Reports

Our quarterly market overviews are Canada’s authoritative summary analyses of private equity and venture capital investments, exits and fundraising activity.

Membership Directory Our Member Network is our greatest strength

CVCA represents more than 270 member firms and 1,800 individuals from venture capital and private equity firms, debt and equity providers, international investors, institutional funds, government entities, angel and family offices, and industry service providers.

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Become a Member

Let the CVCA assist you and your organization to go further. Learn how our membership structure will help to address your business needs.

CVCA Central

The official publication of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, CVCA Central is the primary information hub for the Canadian private capital industry. CVCA Central features perspectives from industry experts and exclusive market analyses.

VCAP At Year 7: More Canadian Companies & More Canadian Jobs
VCAP At Year 7: More Canadian Companies & More Canadian Jobs

As VCAP turns seven, its impacts on Canada’s innovation ecosystem have been significant. The original CAD $350M government…

Reaching Full Potential: Removing Barriers and Elevating Black Entrepreneurs
Reaching Full Potential: Removing Barriers and Elevating Black Entrepreneurs

Following some of the worldwide uprisings that took place in 2020 surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, many funders began…

The Barriers and Lost Opportunities in Backing Canada’s Black Entrepreneurs
The Barriers and Lost Opportunities in Backing Canada’s Black Entrepreneurs

The lack of diversity that still exists in the venture capital industry is a prominent reason as to why Black entrepreneurs are…