CPAC and Startup Canada Unite to connect entrepreneurs and government

OTTAWA, October 12th Startup Canada is pleased to announce the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) as National Media Partner of the fifth annual Startup Canada Day on the Hill. To help encourage greater access to this unique event, the partnership will ensure that coverage of the main stage will be streamed LIVE and commercial-free at and on the CPAC TV 2 GO mobile app.

Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, anchor companies, investors, industry leaders, media and government decision-makers, who come together to discuss and promote policies to support startup and small business growth.  CPAC is the only national media outlet focused exclusively on politics and public affairs.

More than 2,000 people will take part in this year’s event at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa to help build Canada as an innovative, entrepreneurial nation.

Up-and-coming entrepreneurs at Startup Canada Day on the Hill will:

  • be inspired to grow and innovate with cutting-edge insights from world-class speakers,
  • have a voice on the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada
  • be plugged into national and global networks to find mentors, investors, customers
  • find support to grow their business.

“CPAC is pleased to help ensure that Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs have access to the forward-thinking panels, keynotes, and programming at Startup Canada Day on the Hill,” said Catherine Cano, President and General Manager of CPAC. “We are thrilled to be able to bring this one-of-a-kind event to entrepreneurs across Canada and around the world as it happens.”

Ms. Cano will also be featured on the opening panel, setting the scene for the future of Canadian innovation and competitiveness alongside former Dragon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson O.C., Hon. Mary Ng Minister of Small Business and Export, Jeff Cates, President of Intuit Canada, and Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada.

“Startup Canada and CPAC have a longstanding and cherished partnership”, said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “Our partnership is built on a joint commitment to engaging citizens in the democratic process through innovative digital communications.”

For more information, please contact:

Maddie Stiles
Media Relations
1-613-627-0787 ext. 105

About CPAC

CPAC is a commercial-free, not-for-profit, bilingual television service providing a window on Canadian politics and public affairs. CPAC is owned by a consortium of Canadian cable companies that includes Rogers, Shaw, Videotron, Cogeco, Eastlink, and Access Communications, who have invested more than $50 million to create and preserve this editorially independent voice. CPAC is available across Canada on basic cable and satellite, on the web at and on the CPAC TV 2 GO mobile app.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit