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Welcome to Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce

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About Us

Diversifying Canadian Business,
One Connection at a Time

Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is the only chamber of commerce uniting and advocating for the over 100,000 2SLGBTQI+ owned and operated businesses in Canada.

This group is a powerful one: they generate over $22 billion in economic activity and employ over 435,000 Canadians. Their impact on the economy is profound, but there are still barriers to accessing resources and partnerships to make Canada’s economy more inclusive. That’s where CGLCC and its network comes in.


Learn about our Membership Types

Membership is open to anyone who wants to grow their network in the 2SLGBTQI+ business community and support the work we do.

As a member, you gain access to exclusive thought leadership, webinars and networking events that connect you to other 2SLGBTQI+ professionals, businesses and ally organizations. Take the next step to growing your network with us.



The CGLCC is forging new paths and bringing together some of Canada’s leading businesses and changemakers from June 14-16.
Hear thought-provoking presentations by industry experts and participate in hands-on workshops designed to truly engage our community.

Inclusive Business Practices: The Best Way for Small Businesses to Grow

Originally published in Canadian SME, CEO and Founder Darrell Schuurman explores how to create access and opportunities for community-owned and -supported businesses across the country.

CGLCC’s historic LGBTQ Trade Mission, a first to the UK and EU, expands global export relationships for community-driven Canadian businesses.

Through Trade Missions like these, CGLCC’s Global Program connects businesses across the world and demonstrates exceptional value to all involved….

Our Programs

Each of our programs is designed to elevate 2SLGBTQI+ businesses and foster greater diversity and inclusion across Canada’s economy.

Whether we’re connecting 2SLGBTQI+ businesses to a global network or a corporation with a vested interest in diverse procurement, we’re here to facilitate connections that can build a more inclusive Canada.

We also serve businesses looking to form more inclusive cultures or programming, offering inclusivity training and market-preparedness training for serving LGBT+ clientele. We use our 2SLGBTQI+ expertise and research to facilitate a stronger, more inclusive Canadian economy for all.

Supplier Diversity

As one of the most impactful ways we advance LGBT+ businesses’ opportunities in Canada, we certify LGBT+ businesses and connect them to the growing number of corporations looking to increase their supplier diversity. This helps Canadian LGBT+ businesses make connections, form partnerships and obtain new business while Canadian corporations benefit from diversifying their suppliers and service providers.

Rainbow Registered

Rainbow Registered businesses are accredited as having demonstrated commitment and consistency in providing a welcoming and inclusive 2SLGBTQI+ customer and staff experience. Find out what the buzz is about!


2SLGBTQI+ Diversity & Inclusion Training for Workplaces

Are you in the market for some practical ways to create an inclusive and supportive environment at your workplace? This online course, available to businesses of all sizes, helps your team understand 2SLGBTQI+ communities and the challenges they face at work. Take the next step toward creating a workplace where every employee feels appreciated and empowered to participate fully and productively today.