FairVentures is the innovation initiative of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., with the mandate to research, develop, partner and invest in innovative solutions to support the Fairfax family of companies.
Communitech Innovation Space
Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies. Here you will find companies at all stages of growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players. Visit www.communitech.ca to learn more.
In the Heart of Waterloo Region
Waterloo Region is one of the most dynamic and diverse economies in North America. Representing the Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich in Ontario Canada, Waterloo Region is a vibrant, healthy community built on the foundations of entrepreneurship, innovation and education.
FairVentures is the innovation initiative of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., with the mandate to research, develop, partner and invest in innovative solutions to support the Fairfax family of companies. We recognize that Fairfax companies need to be on the leading edge of emerging technologies, processes and thoughts as well as their application to their industry in order to stay competitive. The purpose of FairVentures is twofold: 1) To generate and develop new business and product ideas and 2) evaluate new technologies, opportunities and businesses that are applicable to Fairfax subsidiaries and their customers. FairVentures has its innovation and research lab at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener Ontario and are excited to be a part of the vibrant technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Waterloo Region.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Fairfax’s corporate objective is to achieve a high rate of return on invested capital and build long-term shareholder value. Fairfax was founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, V. Prem Watsa. The company has been under present management since 1985 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
We are always looking to meet with experienced and entrepreneurially minded, results-oriented individuals for our innovation lab. Passionate people to help design, develop and deliver innovation solutions for our end users, clients, and partners. If the kind of work we do aligns with your interests, tell us about yourself via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are in town, drop by the lab and introduce yourself. You can also see our current full-time positions here. We look forward to meeting you!
Co-op at FairVentures
Co-op students are key to the success of the FairVentures Lab. Our co-op students make meaningful contributions to our projects, whether they are writing code, designing features, researching new technologies or helping us all have more fun. We hire a few students every term, and look for students who are seeking an open, collaborative and experimental environment to help them learn. For more information on our co-op program and positions, please visit: co-op.fairfax.ca.