Canadian Private Capital Investment School

Gain the foundational knowledge and skills to be successful in the complex world of private capital investment management. Learn directly from top industry players in Canada’s first program for angels, venture capital and private equity professionals.

Who should attend?

Recent graduates who aspire to a career in the investment vertical and emerging professionals employed within funds. Start-up founders, CEOs, banking and corporate finance professionals, lawyers, accountants, and those interested in the investment ecosystem are suitable candidates.


Session Dates

November 25 – 29, 2019

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Donald K. Johnson Centre

130 King St. West

The Exchange Tower

Program Fees

$6,600 CAD

Program fee includes all materials and meals.

Program fees are tax exempt.

Additional Details

CVCA members are eligible for a 25-per-cent program discount. 

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What do I get?

After completing the Canadian Private Capital Investment School, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive a Canadian Private Capital Investment School Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Content

Delivered in partnership with the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Associationthe Canadian Private Capital Investment School is a specialized program that prepares the next generation of institutional fund managers, government fund managers, family fund managers, corporate investors, angels, and private fund professionals for the growth of the equity investment sector in Canada. 

By choosing either the venture capital or private equity stream, you’ll gain sector-specific knowledge directly from industry practitioners. You’ll be well-positioned among your peers and poised to advance your career in this rewarding and rapidly-growing sector. 

Both CVCA members and Ivey Academy alumni are eligible for a 25-per-cent discount on program fees. 


VP and partner-level professionals in the investment sector know, from experience, what a distraction and time burden hands-on training can be. Five days at the Canadian Private Capital Investment School can translate into a year’s worth of ad-hoc, unstructured, and part-time skills development. The program delivers the core competencies required for your team member(s) to efficiently and effectively contribute.

What You Learn

For detailed program content, download the brochure.

The core curriculum of the Canadian Private Capital Investment School will cover a range of important investment management topics, including: the art & science of investing; evaluating deal opportunities and due diligence management; valuation models and methodologies; negotiating and transactional management; recruiting an effective and diverse board of directors; ethical considerations in investing; legal and tax implications of investment structures; and developing leadership skills – all within a Canadian context.

How You Learn

This is Not about Textbooks and Lectures

This isn’t your typical classroom. Our programs are designed with busy leaders in mind. We’re talking an engaging, interactive, and unique experience. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and ideas that you can immediately implement in your business.

Create Immediate Impact

Throughout the program, you’ll track your learning outcomes and pinpoint specific initiatives to implement. You’ll leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills, and a self-developed implementation plan to start your impact once back in your workplace.

Program Faculty

Chuck Grace


Chuck Grace

Chuck teaches courses on institutional investing, personal wealth management and Fintech. He also serves as HBA faculty director for the Ivey Field Project (IFP) and as a research engineer at the Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Modeling (CQAM). He previously chaired Ivey's advisory council for Household Finance research and has a particular interest in the area of financial advice and the impact of emerging technologies.

Chuck stays grounded in the realities of Canada’s wealth management industry as Managing Partner and President, Bigger Picture Solutions Inc. where he provides strategic consulting to firms attempting to thrive in this highly competitive arena.

Prior to pursuing his passions for teaching and consulting, Chuck held a progression of senior management positions with one of Canada’s largest insurance and wealth management companies. As the COO of Quadrus Investment Services, Chuck and his team were responsible for growing the firm from its inception into one of the largest mutual fund dealers in Canada.

Chuck regularly presents at industry events, writes for industry publications and has authored over 50 case studies for Ivey Publishing. When not working, you will probably find him with his family and friends … or in a swimming pool.

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Where You Learn

Donald K. Johnson Centre

Donald K. Johnson Centre

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130 King St. West
The Exchange Tower
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5X 1A9

Ivey's Donald K. Johnson Centre is located in the heart of Toronto's financial district in the Exchange Tower at 130 King Street West. 

With two two-tiered amphitheatre classrooms, nine breakout rooms, a large reception area, on-site catering, ergonomic seating, wireless technology, and on-site support, the Donald K. Johnson Centre is a state-of-the-art meeting and conference facility. 

The Donald K. Johnson Centre is easily accessible using the TTC (King Subway), Go Transit (located five minutes from Union Station), Via Rail, or the underground PATH pedestrian walkway.

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For nearly 70 years, leaders from around the world have come to The Ivey Academy to deepen their business knowledge and drive immediate results. It may be just what you and your organization need.

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