2021 Business Leadership Awards Nominations Open

2021 Business Leadership Awards Nominations Open

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our 2021 annual Business Leadership Awards.

These awards were created to honour individuals and companies that have played a special role in driving economic growth in the LGBT+ community.

In 2021, we will be presenting the following awards. We encourage you to nominate those individuals or companies that you feel deserve to be recognized:

Business Leader of the Year

This award celebrates an individual in business who has made a significant contribution to the LGBT+ community in Canada. The contribution may be through business or volunteer activities with a corporation, educational institution, association, or non-profit agency.

This award is open to any individual that meets the above description.

Nominations will be requested from a call for nominations throughout the community.

Corporation of the Year

This award acknowledges a Corporation that is a recognized leader in Canada that enhances LGBT+ Business and supports the LGBT+ community through commitment, activities and visibility.

Winners of this award exemplify excellence and are anchors of the Canadian business ecosystem. This award is open to any corporation that is:

• Established and operate in at least 3 provinces or territories in Canada

• Employing more than 1,000 employees in Canada

• Executing LGBT+ specific programs and/or services, both internally and externally

• Enhancing opportunities for LGBT+ individuals, businesses, and communities to grow and prosper

LGBT+ Business of the Year

This award celebrates a business that is owned, operated, and controlled by an LGBT+ individual(s) that has made a significant contribution to the LGBT+ community in Canada.

This award is open to all LGBT+-owned businesses that:

• Are established for more than 3 years and operate in Canada, with annual revenues above $250,000

• Support and enhance the visibility and opportunities for LGBT+ individuals, businesses, organizations, and/or

communities to grow and prosper

• Have made a significant contribution and/or raised the visibility of LGBT+ business in their community and/or

beyond.

• Demonstrate outstanding achievement and leadership

• Demonstrate ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or nationally.

LGBT+ Business Advocate

This award recognizes an individual who has been a significant advocate and champion for LGBT+ businesses and entrepreneurs. The award is given to an individual who has used their leadership, platform, influence or position to advance the overall mission of improving LGBT+ inclusion in Canada’s economy.

This award is open to any individual that demonstrates a significant contribution to advancing the mission of LGBT+ inclusion in the economy. This person may have used their position, influence, office, expertise and/or voice to support CGLCC’s mandate.

Young LGBT+ Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an LGBT+ young entrepreneur. The award is given to an individual that best exemplifies the qualities of effective leadership and innovative thinking, demonstrates potential for growth, shows a high level of social, cultural, and environmental awareness, and has demonstrated commitment to both the LGBT+ community and the broader community.

This award is open to all LGBT+ youth entrepreneurs that:

• Are between the ages of 18-39

• Have started their own business, have been established for more than 1 year and operate in Canada, with annual

revenues above $50,000

• Support and enhance the visibility and opportunities for LGBT+ individuals, businesses, organizations, and/or

communities to grow and prosper

• Have made a significant contribution and/or raised the visibility of LGBT+ business in their community and/or

beyond

• Demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership

• Demonstrates ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or nationally.