Registration - In-house Organization

CANADA'S VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION / Kim Furlong, CEO

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: CANADA'S VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION
Responsible Officer Name: Kim Furlong, CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2003-12-11
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 781088-545
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 50

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 12

Version 1 of 13 (2003-12-11 to 2004-06-23)

Version 1 of 13 (2003-12-11 to 2004-06-23) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: CANADA'S VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION
200 - 234 EGLINTON AVE.
TORONTO, ON  M4P 1K5
Canada
Telephone number: 416-487-0519
Fax number: 416-488-7137  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: RICHARD REMILLARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  
 
Description of the organization's activities: CVCA REPRESENTS THE INTERESTS OF ITS MEMBERS BY: ADVOCATING PUBLIC POLICY MEASURES THAT FACILITATE A STRONG AND EFFECTIVE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY;PROMOTING THE USE OF VENTURE CAPITAL TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED GROWTH BUSINESSES IN CANADA;PROVIDING A FORUM FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,INFORMATION EXCHANGE, COMMUNICATION AND ASSOCIATION AMONG ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES ENGAGED IN VENTURE CAPITAL IN CANADA.SPECIFICALLY, THE CVCA CARRIES OUT THIS MANDATE BY PROMOTING NETWORKING,COMMUNICATION,RESEARCH AND EDUCATION,INFORMATION DISSEMINATION WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF THE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY,AND PUBLIC ADVOCACY ON ISSUES AFFECTING ITS STAKEHOLDERS.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CVCA HAS OVER 800 MEMBERS DRAWN FROM THE VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY COMMUNITY. CVCA "FULL MEMBERS" ARE COMPRISED OF VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY COMPANIES WITH FUNDS UNDER MANAGEMENT AND AVAILABLE FOR INVESTMENT. "CORPORATE ADVISORY AND AFFILIATE" MEMBBERS AND "PERSONAL ADVISORY MEMBERS" ARE CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN AND SUPPORTIVE OF VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN CANADA.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: RICHARD REMILLARD
Position title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Industry Canada, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Financial Institutions, Industry, International Trade, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: CVCA HAS ENCOURAGED GOVERNMENT TO PROCEED EXPEDITIOUSLY WITH CERTAIN TAX MEASURES ANNOUNCED IN THE 2003 BUDGET,NOTABLY THOSE DEALING WITH "QUALIFIED LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS" . CVCA HAS WRITTEN TO THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND MET WITH FINANCE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER. THAT MEETING ALSO COVERED A SERIES OF RELATED TAX ITEMS,INCLUDING:"PASSIVE INVESTMENT";"LLC STRUCTURES"; "PARALLEL FUNDS";"SECTION 116 CERTIFICATES";"NON-RESIDENT TAX RETURNS";"ASSOCIATED COMPANIES AND SR&ED CLAIM ELIGIBILITY";"CROSS-BORDER MERGERS.
Subject Matter: Prospective: CVCA EXPECTS TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH FINANCE,AND POSSIBLY CCRA, OFFICIALS ON THE SUITE OF TAX MEASURES LISTED ABOVE. IN ADDITION, CVCA ANTICIPATES WORKING WITH INDUSTRY CANADA ON RESEARCH PROJECTS INVOLVING THE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY AND ON THE DEPARTMENT'S FOLLOW-ON ACTIVITIES REGARDING THE 'INNOVATION AGENDA'.




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