The VCAA generates opportunities, events, and programs on behalf of our members to create: 

  • Dialogue among our members, and between the VC community and related industries and economic sectors.
  • Networking events designed to facilitate introductions, connections and greater deal flow among VC industry players and related industries in Alberta and across Canada.
  • A focus on professional development. We produce events and programs through which our members expand their knowledge of VC industry trends, issues and emerging research.
  • Advocacy for venture capital and the critical role it plays in the Alberta economy by conversing with government officials(municipal, provincial and federal), regulatory bodies, media and others on behalf of VCAA members so that they understand the importance of what we do and can make informed decisions that nurture the health of Alberta's VC industry.

The VCAA has been an integral part of the venture capital growth in Alberta, providing a forum for industry collaboration, promoting ongoing learning and development of our members and encouraging the development of the Venture ecosystem as a whole.”
— Rebecca Giffen, Executive Director, VCAA