Venture for Canada Partners with RBC to Support Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

Most recent university and college graduates seek employment with well-established companies, but those interested in entrepreneurship should take a closer look at opportunities with top Canadian startups. 

Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit organization that recruits top graduates to work at leading Canadian startups, announced today a three-year partnership with RBC’s Social Finance Initiative to support the next generation of Canadian social entrepreneurs.

This is Venture for Canada’s first partnership that is specifically designed to recruit top recent graduates to work at Canada’s best social enterprises.

“At Venture for Canada, we believe in the importance of venturing not just for oneself, but also for others,” said Scott Stirrett, Executive Director of Venture for Canada.

Venture for Canada Fellows spend two years working at a Canadian startup, in addition to a five-week Fellow Training Camp, and ongoing mentorship. Through the program, recent graduates gain the experience, network, and training to successfully launch their own firms.

“We are proud to support Venture for Canada in fostering entrepreneurship though their unique and comprehensive programs,” said Sandra Odendahl, Director of Corporate Sustainability and Social Finance, RBC.

RBC’s social finance initiative is designed to ignite the growth of social finance in Canada. The initiative supports and nurtures businesses that deliberately seek to make positive contributions to the community.