Startup Canada Communities is a national program that empowers and equips entrepreneurs and those driving local entrepreneurial and economic development activities with the framework, tools, resources, promotional support and network to build and accelerate the growth of grassroots entrepreneurial communities. The program provides community builders with:An expert-led learning platform, program and national peer-network;

  • Branded ‘Community in a Box’ marketing and community building tools and programs;
  • Media and government relations opportunities and support; and,
  • Community impact reports and recognition for achievement.

Following a successful pilot with 17 communities beginning in May 2013, Startup Canada is now focusing its activities on enhancing the quality, impact, reach, awareness and influence of Startup Canada’s Communities as the connective bond binding local entrepreneur communities and connecting them to other communities to create a healthy and efficient system for entrepreneurial economic growth.

As the Startup Communities program sets Canada apart on the global stage as a leader in grassroots entrepreneurship mobilization, this program forms a core element of our global engagement and contributions through both the Startup Nations and significant global forums.

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Official Startup Communities

Barrie
Bay of Quinte
Bow Valley
Calgary
Charlottetown
Comox Valley
Durham Region
Edmonton
Fredericton
Halifax
Hamilton
Kamloops
Kingston
Montreal
Nanaimo
Nelson
Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Ottawa Valley
Peel Region
Peterborough
Prince George
Revelstoke
Sarnia Lambton
Saskatoon
Sault Ste Marie
Smithers
Toronto
Vancouver
Waterloo
Whitehorse
Windsor-Essex
Winnipeg
York Region