Member Moment: Venture for Canada

For many members of our community, the best thing about CSI is Salad Club. For years, this weekly potluck offered participants a chance to connect, inspire, and of course eat. As COVID-19 forced us to find ways keep social closeness while maintaining physical distance, the logistics of Salad Club had to change a little as it moved online. But even though we can no longer share food, we are still able to share strategies and encouragement!

We are also still able to shine a light on the incredible work of our members, through ten minute “Member Moments” where they are invited to share a bit about their vision.

First up is Juanita Lee Garcia, from Venture for Canada.

Entrepreneurial grads want to excel at dynamic startups, and startups want energized contributors ready to hit the ground running. CSI member Venture for Canada connects these two groups, giving keen Canadian students and recent grads immersive entrepreneurship training and real-world job experience at innovative startups and small businesses.

Hear a bit about what that looks like:

Our favourite quote: “We have a vision of a Canada where young people can really explore their entrepreneurial potential, to build the most inclusive and prosperous place in the world.”

Do you have an idea of how to make Canada more inclusive and prosperous? Become a CSI member today!

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