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LGBTQ2S+ Business Community

CGLCC Releases a Request for Proposal for an Upcoming Public Relations, Content Creation, and Media Buying Engagement

Toronto, Ontario — Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Public Relations,…

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CGLCC Releases a Request for Proposal for an Upcoming Brand Identity Project

Toronto, Ontario — Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Brand Identity…

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CGLCC Initiates Two-Stage Project: Request for Proposals Released for National Supplier Diversity Portal

Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC, has officially launched the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Research and Implementation of a National Supplier Diversity Portal.

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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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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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Celebrating international successes: CGLCC Trade Mission recap, with gratitude

At Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), we celebrate and value the power of inclusivity and collaboration. Our recent Trade…

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Celebrating 20 years of diversity and inclusion in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETORONTO, ON – AUGUST 30, 2023 CGLCC celebrates two decades of effectively connecting 2SLGBTQI+ businesses, government, corporate members,…

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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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The Federal Government selects CGLCC to administer the fund for Canada’s first-ever 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

KINGSTON, ON – June 15, 2023 – The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that the Government of Canada has selected Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) to administer Canada’s first-ever 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program.

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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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CGLCC Statement of Solidarity

This Pride Month, we fiercely defend the entire 2SLGBTQI+ community, standing up against the violence, persecution, and hatred that we’ve seen sweeping across the world. We share your heartbreak and anger and we will not succumb to apathy. We want our members to know that we are here for you, and will continue to offer a safe space so you can thrive.

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AADHE : A colourful expression of love and duality

“I choose me.”  “I love myself.”  “It wasn’t your fault.” Bold statements when read aloud. Even more so when presented…

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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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EY Pitch Competition Winners 2023

CONGRATULATIONS IVY & DEAN CONSULTING – FINALE WINNER! Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce partnered again with EY to help LGBTQ…

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NOTICE: Nominations for CGLCC Board of Directors Now Open

Nominations are now open for voting members of CGLCC to complete the self-nomination process to be considered to serve as a member of the Board of Directors (BOD) from January 2024 through December 2025.

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CGLCC Trade Mission to the United Kingdom & the European Union 2023

CGLCC is leading a Trade Mission to the United Kingdom & Europe Union (via Vienna) March 16-21, in partnership with…

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Darrell Schuurman speaking at CGLCC Gala 2022

Inclusive Business Practices: The Best Way for Small Businesses to Grow

Originally published in Canadian SME, CEO and Founder Darrell Schuurman explores how to create access and opportunities for community-owned and -supported businesses across the country.

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Luv’ing Pups in the City and County!

The excitement in David Laskovski’s voice is evident as he can’t wait to share the good news, “We’re thrilled, over the…

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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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Welcoming a new generation of Youth Entrepreneurs

Each year, the OUT For Business youth entrepreneur program supports a select group of LGBT+ youth entrepreneurs from across Canada…

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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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Small business finds its sea legs in the Las Vegas desert

Focusing sights on the horizon, Canvasea sees smooth sailing towards new international business prospects.  When Stanley Wu, Co-Founder of Canvasea…

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Business Leadership Wall of Fame

The CGLCC has a legacy of recognizing individuals and businesses who have shown a commitment to championing diversity, equity, and…

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State of Canadian Supplier Diversity Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 Canadian firms attribute their success to the recognition and realization of the…

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Lived experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs explored in report

CGLCC and the Diversity Institute explore Access and Equity for 2SLGBTQ+ Businesses in Canada in recent report Providing an account…

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CGLCC’s Las Vegas Trade Mission wrapped!

This year’s trade mission to the United States and the 2022 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference once again showcased the…

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Don’t Roll the Dice: Canada’s Need to Equal the Playing Field for LGBT+ Founders

CGLCC’s Darrell Schuurman and Kayla Isabelle from Startup Canada explore the clear gap in tools, programs, and resources for LGBT+ entrepreneurs in this co-written article.

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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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Join us for the 2022 International Business and Leadership Conference in Vegas!

The CGLCC, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and Trade Commissioner Services is pleased to organize the third LGBT+ Trade Mission to the USA. 

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Congratulations Kedar & Hydronique Hydration!

CGLCC announces the first winner of the EY Pitch Competition! Congrats Kedar Patil!

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Access and Equity for LGBTQ2S+ Businesses in Canada

CGLCC is running a joint study with Ryerson, Mitacs and Diversity Institute that aims to uncover barriers to entrepreneurship, work, and economic equality for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We are currently recruiting participants for interviews!

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