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October 25, 2022

CGLCC announces 2022 Business Leadership Awards Finalists


Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) today announced the Finalists for the 2022 Business Leadership Awards. These awards celebrate and honour individuals and companies who have helped champion diversity, inclusion, and economic growth in the Canadian LGBT+ community. 

On Friday November 11, 2022, Hundreds of individuals from across the country will gather at The Carlu in Toronto to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s LGBT+ business community, hear stories from fearless LGBT+ leaders, and enjoy an evening of fantastic entertainment.

Of the finalists announced, Darrell Schuurman, CGLCC Co-Founder and CEO said, “We are incredibly excited to recognize the outstanding achievements of Canada’s LGBT+ business community and to honour the inspirational business leaders that continue to be instrumental in driving LGBT+ economic growth within Canada.” 

In addition to the awards ceremony, the 7th Annual Black & White Gala will include a lineup of noteworthy Canadian performers including noted actor, comedian and director, Coko Galore; international wig-snatching diva and star of Canada’s Drag Race Season 3, Miss Moço; with DJ Recklezz on deck to keep the dance floor rocking. Find out more about the Gala at

Winners of the 2022 Business Leadership Awards will be announced throughout the evening of the Black & White Gala. We would like to congratulate the following finalists.

Business Leader of the Year

Presented by Accenture

Young LGBT+ Entrepreneur of the Year

Presented by RBC

LGBT+ Business of the Year

Presented by EY

National Corporation of the Year

Presented by EDC

LGBT Business Advocate of the Year

A brief outline of each Award’s criteria may be found at

Prior Business Leadership Award winners may be seen on CGLCC’s Business Leadership Wall of Fame.

Award Winners will be presented at this year’s Black & White Gala on November 11, 2022. Get your tickets today!

About CGLCC 

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) links LGBT+ businesses in Canada to the wider business and corporate community. It fosters economic growth by supporting and nurturing LGBT+ businesses, entrepreneurs, students and allies, and by helping Canada’s corporate world connect with the LGBT+ business community.

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