As the voice of the venture capital and private equity industry, the CVCA advocates strongly for a policy and regulatory environment conducive to stimulating and supporting the vital innovative investments our members make every day to support the growth of Canada’s economy.

Our advocacy centres primarily around three areas of government action: ensuring there is 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 that rewards the risks associated with the private capital asset class.

CVCA’s Pre-Budget Submission 2023

As Canada begins its recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be faced with new economic, environmental, and social challenges. CVCA strongly believes investment and growth through private capital will continue to create value for Canadians and provide a net benefit to Canada. We are prepared to advance our recommendations through collaborative alignment with government to provide an investment landscape that is steadfastly committed in its support to innovation and growth. 

Our Primary Focus

Providing a Competitive Tax & Investment Regime

To continue to attract private investment into Canadian entrepreneurial ventures and innovation ecosystem, Canada must maintain a strong, competitive tax and investment regime.

Tax investment

Ensuring Sustainable Capital

The CVCA strongly supports the creation of a third venture capital program to build on the success of VCAP and VCCI, as well as exploring how to attract more diverse sources capital to this asset class.

Sustainable capital

Accessing World Class Talent

The CVCA works closely with both educational institutions and governments to ensure that Canada continues to cultivate the talent required to fuel innovation and growth.

Accessing talent

Help us shape the future

CVCA members have the opportunity to help shape Canadian Private Capital industry policy by participating in our annual general meeting, member surveys, and policy committees.