Established in 2003, the CGLCC is a trusted partner linking LGBT+ businesses in Canada to the wider business community.
It fosters economic growth by supporting and nurturing LGBT+ businesses, entrepreneurs, students and allies, and by helping Canada’s corporate world connect with the LGBT+ business community.
A leader in supplier diversity, it is also the certifying body in Canada for LGBT+ businesses.
To help LGBT+ entrepreneurs thrive, it offers:
- Access – by building relationships between the LGBT+ business community and the corporate world, and by educating LGBT+ businesses about policies, regulations and opportunities
- Engagement – by being an advocate for LGBT+ businesses and supplier diversity, while providing a forum for people to meet and exchange information
- Visibility – through its regular workshops, webinars and events
- Support – through its training, mentoring, supplier diversity and global programs.
WJ Pallett & Associates
Manitoba Regional Member
Ontario Regional Member
Silverman, Chapman & Reese
TD Bank Group
Atlantic Regional Member
BC Regional Member
Alberta Regional Member
Staff and Program Support
Co-Founder and CEO
Director, Global Program
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Director of Marketing
Manager, Administration & Accounting
Canadian Council of Chambers and Business Organizations
The Canadian Council of Chambers and Business Organizations Council (CCCBO) is made up of Canadian provincial and regional LGBT+ chambers of commerce, and business associations that affiliate with the CGLCC. The CCCBO gives these organizations a voice at the leadership table. The CCCBO elects its own leadership, discusses issues of importance, recommends policy and helps determine how to advance the interests of the collective membership. In addition, the CCCBO serves as a venue for its members to share information, discuss issues such as membership development and retention, offer mutual advice for attaining success and warding off failures, and communicate the needs of local groups to the CGLCC Board.
Corporate Advisory Council
The Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) is composed of CGLCC corporate partners. Its mission is to discuss issues in which the CGLCC, its members and members of the CAC can work together to raise public awareness around diversity. Through project partnerships, memorandums of understanding, and other avenues, the CGLCC seeks to educate corporate Canada and the public about the economic benefits of providing a diverse workplace and creating mutually beneficial relationships with the LGBT+ and LGBT+-friendly business community.