Global Initiatives

International Opportunities

 

The CGLCC’s Global Program helps connect Canadian LGBT+ enterprises with the growing number of business opportunities outside the country.

By working with chambers of commerce in other parts of the globe, as well as with governments, organizations, corporate partners and individuals, the CGLCC helps Canadian businesses expand their horizons – and their money-making potential – while promoting Canada as a welcoming market for LGBT+ entrepreneurs.

We are proud to have helped organize the world’s first-ever government-led international trade mission for LGBT+ businesses, and we continue to work on initiatives that will help enterprises large and small reach new markets outside Canada’s borders.

For information on the CGLCC’s Global Program, please contact Richard Martin*. 

The Global Program offers:

  • Access to international networks and LGBT+ chambers of commerce in other countries
  • Access to partnership opportunities with LGBT+ businesses in other countries
  • Access to practical information about how to do business abroad
  • Inside information about international trends in trade and markets
  • Access to trade missions, government programs and resources for businesses looking to expand abroad

 

 

 

International network of LGBT+ chambers of commerce

There is a growing network of LGBT+ chambers of commerce around the world. The CGLCC’s Global Program helps Canadian businesses connect with them.

Argentina: Camara de Comercio Gay Lesbica Argentina
Australia: GLOBE – Gay and Lesbian Organization of Business and Enterprise
Brazil : Câmara de Comércio Lésbica, Gay, Bisexual e Transgênera Brasileira
Central & Eastern EuropeEast Meets West
Colombia Cámara de Comerciantes LGBT de Colombia
Costa Rica Cámara de Comercio Diversa Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Cámara de Comercio LGBT de la República Dominicana
India : RWS: India’s Diverse Chamber of Commerce
Italy : Italian GLBT Business Chamber
Jamaica : Jamaica Association of Diverse Businesses
Mexico : Federación Mexicana de Empresarios
Scandinavia : Scandinavian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
South AfricaPLUS – LGBT+ Business Network
UruguayCámara de Comercio & Negocios LGBT de Uruguay
United States: NGLCC – National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

 

Collaborative agreements

The CGLCC has signed collaborative agreements with a number of international LGBT+ chambers of commerce. These agreements make it easier for Canadian LGBT+ companies to seek economic and international procurement opportunities in the countries involved.

The list includes:

East Meets West* (Central & Eastern Europe)
Cámara de Comerciantes LGBT de Colombia
Cámara de Comercio Diversa Costa Rica
Cámara de Comercio LGBT de la República Dominicana
Federación Mexicana de Empresarios
Scandinavian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce**
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (United States)

*  Member countries include: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
** Member countries include: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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