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Deepen Your Support for Canada’s LGBT+ Business Community

Want to do more to support CGLCC and the work we do to help Canada’s LGBT+ business community? Consider making a donation today. Every dollar goes toward growing the diversity of Canada’s economy.

As a national not-for-profit organization, CGLCC uses financial contributions through membership, sponsorship and donations to economically empower Canada’s LGBT+ business community. Your donations help us advance our educational and capacity building offerings; strengthen networks and connections; build business opportunities; and provide mentorship to young LGBT+ entrepreneurs.

Together with our private and public partners, as well as individuals, we provide the resources LGBT+ businesses and entrepreneurs need to grow and thrive.

There are a few ways you can support our work:

Make a charitable donation to one of two CGLCC funds of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Business Education Foundation

Any donation you make of 25 dollars or more to either of these funds is eligible for a charitable receipt.*: Please note: Community One Foundation acts as the Trustee for the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Business Education Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued by Community One.

Bill Pallett Youth Leadership Fund

The Bill Pallett Youth Leadership Fund is dedicated to developing Canada’s future business leaders in the LGBT+ community by providing at least one seat for LGBT+ youth from each of the eight identified Canadian regions (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the Northern Territories) for a minimum of ten years.

Help ensure that founding CGLCC board member Bill Pallett’s legacy of providing a helping hand to tomorrow’s promising leaders carries on.

LGBT+ Business Leadership Fund

The CGLCC Leadership Development Fund provides opportunities and access to education, training and research within three areas of focus: small and medium certified LGBT+ business enterprises; Canadian LGBT+ regional affiliate chambers and business associations; and young LGBT+ entrepreneurs.

Help smooth the path to success for LGBT+ businesses through a one-time or recurring donation to LGBT+ business leaders.

Make a direct contribution

Donate to CGLCC today to help us deliver on our mission to support Canada’s LGBT+ businesses.

Become a Sponsor

Show your support for CGLCC’s activities and the LGBT+ business community by sponsoring one of our events or programs. Event and program sponsors, whether or not they’re existing Corporate Partners, have made many of CGLCC’s most successful engagements possible. As a non-profit organization devoted to advancing LGBT+ businesses’ interests, every dollar goes toward economically empowering the LGBT+ business community.


The CGLCC depends on the support of volunteers across the country to deliver programs that support its mandate.

Volunteers can help by providing assistance at events, by sharing their expertise with other business owners, and by offering services that support CGLCC activities.

Volunteers have the opportunity to network with business leaders across Canada, and help shape the efforts and activities of the CGLCC, all while helping the LGBT+ community grow.