During the conference, the CGLCC participating in a symbolic exchange between global LGBT business leaders, exchanging Canadian maple syrup with delegates from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States. The exchange underscored CGLCC’s strong partnership with NGLCC Global, an international network of Chambers and Business organizations, and the deep commitment to trade and commerce between these countries. The group was also called to continue advocating for the economic rights of LGBT people worldwide and highlight the ever-growing contributions of the LGBT business community to create jobs, grow economies, and dramatically improve perceptions about LGBT citizens in their countries.
At the Conference, CGLCC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico’s Federación Mexicana de Empresarios LGBT (FME-LGBT). The memorandum fosters cooperation and partnership between the two organizations, their members, their local affiliate chambers and their LGBT business owners to build strong, fully inclusive economies in the two nations.
In recognition of the achievements CGLCC has accomplished over the past decade, CGLCC was the proud recipient of the NGLCC’s first international chamber of excellence award during the chamber awards ceremony. NGLCC highlighted Canada’s continued efforts to grow supplier diversity across the country, and our work with the Pan Am & Parapan Am Games to include LGBT into their ongoing supplier diversity program.
CGLCC continued to build closer relations with Canadian suppliers and partners, while expanding its network of corporate partners, at the annual Canadian Breakfast. Attending the breakfast were several Canadian certified suppliers, CGLCC Affiliate Chamber representatives, current corporate partners, CAMSC president Cassandra Dorrington, and several other invited guests. Enjoying a traditional Canadian breakfast, the participants discussed opportunities to continue to grow LGBT business in Canada.