News & Events
Recent News

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

February 19, 2021

The CGLCC Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with support and tailored guidance to help them establish or grow their own businesses. The one-year program has four components:

  • networking
  • access to funding
  • building business skills
  • mentoring

Launched in 2017, the program helps a new group of young entrepreneurs each year. Each week, we will be spotlighting a member of our 2021 OUT For Business Cohort.

Thank you to our program partners: TD Bank Group, Scotiabank, Higgins & Burke Naturals, City of Toronto and Shopify.

Meet Toni! (Pronouns: he/him)

Toni Johnson is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, who has been in fitness and sports from the age of 13 when he started playing basketball. Originally from Barbados, Toni found that fitness helped with his body dysphoria and allowed him to fall in love with his body. He hopes that through Pelican Fitness he can help others do the same so that they can live their lives to the fullest.

Interested in learning more? Click here for more information about our OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneurship Program.