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Shila LeBlanc, founder of Restorative Approach, takes third Pitch win!

Join us in congratulating Shila LeBlanc (Shy-la, she/her), founder of Restorative Approach, for winning the latest EY Pitch Competition! With…

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Illuminate 2022 Sponsors

A special thank you to the sponsors of CGLCC’s 2022 LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum. Summit sponsorship…

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Congratulations Amber Cubitt and Spoon In!

The winner of our second EY Pitch Competition is Amber Cubitt – the founder of Spoon in. With the support…

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Illuminate 2022 Speakers

The CGLCC is proud to present the following speakers at the 2022 LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum….

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Join us for the 2022 International Business and Leadership Conference in Vegas!

The CGLCC, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and Trade Commissioner Services is pleased to organize the third LGBT+ Trade Mission to the USA. 

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Join us as we boldly go where we have not gone before

Come celebrate the changing face of entertainment with stars from Discovery at Illuminate 2022!

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Illuminate 2022 with CGLCC

Harness the economic power of inclusion by connecting with some of Canada’s leading businesses and changemakers at our LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum.

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Procurement revamp can create greater access for historically marginalized communities

An opinion piece published in The Hill Times highlights the economic value of integrating Supplier Diversity into Federal Procurement strategies.

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Congratulations Kedar & Hydronique Hydration!

CGLCC announces the first winner of the EY Pitch Competition! Congrats Kedar Patil!

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#LEGENDARY: 6th Annual Black and White Gala Recap

The Unstoppable Ball was a #LEGENDARY success! This year’s Black and White Gala was presented to live and in person…

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Small Business Month 2021 Presented by TD: Out Adventures – Catching Up

Last year, to recognize Small Business Month in October, CGLCC and TD profiled LGBT+ owned businesses across the country in…

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Small Business Month 2021 Presented by TD: Mirror Image Media – Catching Up

Last year, to recognize Small Business Month in October, CGLCC and TD profiled LGBT+ owned businesses across the country in…

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Small Business Month 2021 Presented by TD: EAC Construction – Catching Up

Last year, to recognize Small Business Month in October, CGLCC and TD profiled LGBT+ owned businesses across the country in…

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Proud to Vote 2021: A National Debate on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues

Date: September 14th at 1 PM As Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, we are dedicated to elevating and connecting LGBT+…

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50 Canadian Businesses Sign Up to Become First-Ever ‘Rainbow Registered’ Accredited

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that 50 Canadian businesses have already signed up to become the…

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Request for Proposal – LGBT+ Canada Travel Website

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is seeking a web development company to design a new website to support a LGBT+…

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CGLCC Connects: Fireside Chat and Q&A with Erin O’Toole

On June 18, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce hosted a members-only CGLCC Connects: Fireside Chat with The Honourable Erin O’Toole…

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CGLCC Launches Rainbow Registered Program

The CGLCC has launched the new Rainbow Registered accreditation program available for Canadian businesses of all sizes and industries. The…

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Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Partners with OutBritain and OutScotland

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our latest global partnership with OutBritain & OutScotland. This partnership is…

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2021 Virtual EY Pitch Series – Finale

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with EY, hosted the 2021 Virtual EY Pitch Series throughout the early part…

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2021 LGBT+ Excellence in Business & Leadership Awards Winners

Today, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) announced the winners of its 2021 LGBT+ Excellence in Business & Leadership Awards…

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Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber Commerce Brings Together Leaders of 70 Global Corporations to Implement UN Standards of Conduct for Businesses Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People

Minister Champagne announces government support of UN Standards for the first time at annual LGBT+ Global Business Summit Minister François-Philippe…

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Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Launches Rainbow Registered Accreditation Program

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is proud to announce its new national Rainbow Registered accreditation program. The accreditation will…

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Professional Development Session: “Woke” or Conscious Marketing with Breakfast Culture

Is a brand or company being truly authentic to its core values? And if so – how do you demonstrate…

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CGLCC Connects: Budget Brunch in partnership with RBC

One in 40 businesses across Canada is owned by a member of the LGBT+ community. This equals 28,000 LGBT+ owned…

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Corporate-Supplier Roundtable with Staples Promotional Products

Thank you to Staples Promotional Products for joining us for our third Corporate-Supplier Roundtable of the year. During this one-hour…

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Response to the 2021 Federal Budget – Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) listened with great interest as the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

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Virtual Trade Mission to Colombia – Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

When COVID-19 disrupted Canadian LGBT+ businesses, they responded by pivoting, innovating, and identifying new opportunities – including those beyond the…

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Response to the 2021 Ontario Budget – Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) listened with great interest as the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario Minister of Finance, announced…

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Call for Board Members: Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

The CGLCC Board of Directors are volunteers from diverse professional backgrounds who are elected for two-year terms to manage the…

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OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort 2021 – Toni Johnson, Founder, Pelican Fitness

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support…

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OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort 2021 – Jordan Hipson, Founder, Over Sea Real Estate Management

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support…

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OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort 2021 – Scarlett McAllister, Printmaker, Rabittown Press

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support…

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Join the conversation. #BellLetsTalk

Now more than ever, it’s important to prioritize our mental health and be there to support one another as a…

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OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort 2021 – Connor Remus, Founder, Connor Remus Photography and Remus & Co.

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support…

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OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort 2021 – B Adair, Founder, Just B Diversity and Inclusion Consulting

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support…

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OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort 2021 – Tim Campbell-Smith, Strategist

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support…

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Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Promotional Contest 2021

Contest Rules Prize: Two (2) Economy Class tickets anywhere in Canada Value: $1,800 Description: Air Canada is pleased to provide…

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The 50-30 Challenge – Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

The CGLCC applauds the federal government’s recent announcement of The 50 – 30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage. This initiative brings…

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Response to the Fall Economic Statement – Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) listened with great interest as the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is held every year on November 20 to memorialize the transgender individuals who have lost their…

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Announcing The 2020 Business Leadership Award Winners

Toronto, ON: Today, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) announces the winners of its Business Leadership Awards taking place on…

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Small Business Month presented by TD: Mirror Image Media

October is Small Business Month, and together with TD we are profiling LGBT+ owned small businesses across Canada that have…

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Small Business Month presented by TD: EAC Construction

October is Small Business Month, and together with TD we are profiling LGBT+ owned small businesses across Canada that have…

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Finalists Announced: CGLCC Business Leadership Awards

Tegan & Sara to Receive Legacy Award Honouring Long-standing Contributions to the LGBT+ Community Toronto, ON: Today, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber…

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Meet Our Interns: Mathieu Baril (he/him)

Mathieu joined CGLCC as Intern, Marketing Coordinator in 2020. Before joining the team, he pursued doctoral studies in philosophy at McGill…

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Meet Our Interns: Zhané Stimpson (she/her)

Zhané Stimpson is a computer science student with a love for activism and social justice. She loves learning about different…

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Zoe Vandekas

Meet Our Interns: Zoe Vandekas (she/her, they/them)

Zoe Vandekas is a fourth year Intercultural Relations student at Ryerson University. Their most inspiring and fulfilling professional endeavours so far have…

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Robert Sharp

Small Business Month presented by TD: Out Adventures

October is Small Business Month, and together with TD to profile LGBT+ owned small businesses across Canada that have been…

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Meet Our Interns: Sharon Levitsky (she/her)

Sharon Levitsky graduated with an International Bachelor of Arts from Glendon College, York University in 2019. Having studied Political Science…

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Small Business Month presented by TD: Cleaning 4 U

October is Small Business Month, and together with TD we are profiling LGBT+ owned small businesses across Canada that have…

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Statement on the Speech from the Throne – CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, September 24, 2020 CGLCC listened with great interest to the Speech from the Throne at the opening of the…

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OUT For Business 2020 Program Launch

CGLCC makes supporting young people in the LGBT+ community a priority and with over 3.4 million entrepreneurs in Canada alone,…

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LGBT+ Youth Entrepreneur Program – #OUTForBusiness

CGLCC is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for Out For Business, a mentorship program to support LGBTQ youth through business and entrepreneurship.

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Peter Hawkins Wins Businessperson of the Year

Independent Business Owner wins Mississauga Board of Trade Business Person of the Year at annual Gala

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Career Launcher Internship Program

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) through its Career-Launcher Internship program, offers wage subsidies of up to $15,000 to hire recent graduates. This program…

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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

On September 30, 2018, Canada, the United States and Mexico announced that they had reached a new and modern trade…

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