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CGLCC’s 8th Annual Black & White Gala and 20th Anniversary celebration: We Ignited the North!

Thank you to everyone for coming to CGLCC’s 8th annual Black & White Gala and 20th Anniversary celebration, an evening that was truly special!

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Le Fonds pour l’écosystème du Programme d’entrepreneuriat 2ELGBTQI+ est maintenant ouvert.

POUR PUBLICATION IMMÉDIATE Éliminer les barrières pour soutenir les personnes entrepreneures 2ELGBTQI+ : le Fonds pour l’écosystème du tout premier…

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Announcing the 2023 2SLGBTQI+ Business Leadership Awards’ Winners!

CGLCC is proud to announce this year’s 2SLGBTQI+ Business Leadership Award winners!

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Announcing the 2023 2SLGBTQI+ Business Leadership Awards’ Finalists

And the nominees are in…the 2023 Business Leadership Awards’ Finalists have been announced!

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Célébration de 20 ans de diversité et d’inclusion au Canada

POUR PUBLICATION IMMÉDIATE TORONTO (ONTARIO) – LE 30 AOÛT 2023 La CGLCC célèbre deux décennies de mise en relation efficace…

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CGLCC named Global Affiliate Chamber of the Year

Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) recognized as the Global Affiliate Chamber of the Year by the National LGBT Chamber…

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Le gouvernement fédéral choisit la CGLCC pour administrer le fonds du tout premier Programme d’entrepreneuriat 2ELGBTQI+ du Canada

KINGSTON (ONTARIO), le 15 juin 2023 – L’honorable Mary Ng, ministre du Commerce international, de la Promotion des exportations, de la Petite Entreprise et du Développement économique, a annoncé que la Chambre de commerce 2ELGBTQI+ du Canada (CGLCC) a été choisie par le gouvernement du Canada pour administrer le premier Programme d’entrepreneuriat 2ELGBTQI+ du pays. L’investissement de 25 millions de dollars aidera les entrepreneur.e.s qui s’identifient comme membres des communautés 2ELGBTQI+ à surmonter les obstacles systémiques compliquant la création et le développement de leur entreprise.

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2023 Supplier Diversity Award Winners Announced

Congratulations Kayla Maduk from Bell, Margaret Coons of Nuts For Cheese, and Stanley Wu from Canvasea! Kingston, ON – June…

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Déclaration de solidarité de la CGLCC

En ce mois de la Fierté, nous défendons farouchement l’ensemble de la communauté 2ELGBTQI+, en nous opposant à la violence, à la persécution et à la haine dont nous avons été témoins partout dans le monde. Nous partageons votre peine et votre colère et nous ne succomberons pas à l’apathie. Nous voulons que nos membres sachent que nous sommes là pour les soutenir et que nous continuerons à leur offrir un espace sûr et propice à leur épanouissement.

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CGLCC’s historic LGBTQ Trade Mission, a first to the UK and EU, expands global export relationships for community-driven Canadian businesses.

Through Trade Missions like these, CGLCC’s Global Program connects businesses across the world and demonstrates exceptional value to all involved….

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The first Canadian LGBTQ Trade Delegation to the United Kingdom and Europe marks a new chapter in fostering a more inclusive Canadian economy.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ON – March 8, 2023 – Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) in  partnership with its…

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Darrell Schuurman speaking at CGLCC Gala 2022

Pratiques commerciales inclusives : la meilleure façon pour les petites entreprises de se développer

Publié initialement dans l’édition du 5 janvier 2023 de Canadian SME. Écrit par Darrell Schuurman, PDG et fondateur de la CGLCC. La création d’une économie…

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CGLCC’s 7th Annual Black & White Gala: We were unstoppable!

The CGLCC hosted its biggest ever Black & White Gala, bringing out the best in the Canadian LGBT+ business community…

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Business Leadership Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2022 LGBT+ Business Leadership Awards have been announced by Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce…

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Founder and Legacy Award Winners Announced for 2022!

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) today announced the recipients of the prestigious Founder and Legacy Awards, as part of their 2022 Business Leadership Awards. These awards celebrate and honour individuals who have helped champion diversity, inclusion, and economic growth in the Canadian LGBT+ community.

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And the Nominees are…

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. 

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Ne lancez pas les dés : le besoin du Canada d’uniformiser les règles du jeu pour les fondateur.trice.s LGBT+

Dans cet article, Darrell Schuurman, de la CGLCC, et Kayla Isabelle, de Startup Canada, explorent le manque évident d’outils, de programmes et de ressources pour les entrepreneur.e.s LGBT+.

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Rapport sur les expériences vécues par les entrepreneur.e.s 2ELGBTQ+

La CGLCC et le Diversity Institute explorent l’accès et l’équité pour les entreprises 2ELGBTQ+ au Canada dans un récent rapport…

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Rapport sur l’état de la diversité des fournisseurs canadiens

POUR PUBLICATION IMMÉDIATE TORONTO (ONTARIO) – LE 19 SEPTEMBRE 2022 Les entreprises canadiennes attribuent leur succès à la reconnaissance et à…

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Government of Canada supports LGBTQ2+ tourism in southern Ontario

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev…

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Doing business better

Businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals who never imagined they would be sitting across the table from a PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, or Bell Canada buyer, now see doors open up to a new world of opportunity through Supplier Diversity initiatives. Find out more!

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Exceptional Ambassadors, Exporters and Suppliers recognized at LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards

Congratulations Jessica Grey of RBC, Freshco Retail Maintenance, and Versatil BPI Inc.! TORONTO, ON – June 3, 2022 – CGLCC,…

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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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2019 LGBT+ Excellence in Business & Leadership Awards – Winners Announced

On Friday May 31st, as part of the 2019 LGBT+ Global Business Summit, the 2019 LGBT+ Excellence in Business & Leadership Awards winners were announced.

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First-Ever Government-Led LGBTQ2 Trade Mission to the United States was a Great Success!

LGBTQ2-owned businesses that participated in the trade mission called the experience “invaluable” and felt confident that concrete economic benefits will result.

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Annual LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Award Recipients Announced

The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) this week announced the 2018 winners of its fifth-annual LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards

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CGLCC Announce Finalists for its Annual LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards

The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) today announced the 2018 finalists for its fifth annual LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards, sponsored by Kellogg Company.

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Manager of Supplier Diversity at Kellogg Company Wins CGLCC Chair’s Award

The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has given its Chair’s Award to Debra Quade, Manager of Supplier Diversity at Kellogg Company.

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Executive Director of Toronto’s The 519 Wins Business Leader of the Year Award

The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has awarded its Business Leader of the Year Award to Maura Lawless, Executive Director of Toronto’s The 519

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TD Bank Group Named CGLCC’s National Corporation of the Year for 2017

The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has given its National Corporation of the Year Award for 2017 to the TD Bank Group.

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