Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Recognizing those who have pushed Canada’s business economy to bold new horizons.

Nominations will open soon for the 2025 Awards. A deadline for 2025 will be communicated at a later date. 


We’ve refined our nomination approach, expanded our reach, and are excited to bring back our in-person awards presentations at the Invest Canada conference, hosted this year in Montreal with Reseau Capital from May 28 – 30 and a special presentation of the Canadian Women in Private Capital Awards on International Women’s Day.

What’s New?

Year-round Nominations

We have now opened the nomination process to be year-round, allowing us to capture outstanding achievements as they unfold. We’ll keep members informed about the specific times the Awards Committee will convene to review nominations and make selections. This way, you’ll always be in the loop about our selection process and timelines. While the nomination process is now year-round, nominations will open soon for the 2025 Awards. A deadline for 2025 will be communicated at a later date.

Canadian Women in Private Capital Awards Update

We’ve incorporated new criteria, ensuring the strength and depth of each nomination. Please remember these awards will continue to be presented separately, around International Women’s Day.

In-Person Celebrations

Join us at the Invest Canada conference in Montreal and our special presentation for International Women’s Day. Celebrate the remarkable achievements of our honourees and network with leading figures in Canadian private capital.


We urge you to participate, nominate, and help us in celebrating our industry’s best and brightest!


CVCA is pleased to announce the introduction of a new set of awards dedicated to honouring deserving women who’ve demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence and championing women in Canadian private capital.

We recognize that the word ​“women” may be used as an identifier for some but not all. We understand the imperfection of language, and when we use the word women, it is our intention to welcome cis women, non-binary, agender, and intersex persons.

Separate from CVCA’s existing awards program, the Canadian Women in Private Capital Awards seeks to identify, recognize, and celebrate the achievements and contributions of exemplary women in our industry at a new annual recognition reception, to take place on March 7, 2024.


The annual CVCA Awards is our opportunity to shine a spotlight on the year’s biggest over-achievers in deal-making, returns, community service, and more. Let’s celebrate the best in Canada’s private equity and venture capital landscape!

Check back often for more details!