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CGLCC Connects presents: Budget Brunch

Apr 20, 2021
April 20, 2021 12:00 pm - April 20, 2021 1:00 pm

One in 40 businesses across Canada is owned by a member of the LGBT+ community. This equals 28,000 LGBT+ owned Canadian businesses, who collectively generate 1% of Canada’s gross corporate revenues and employ over 435.000 full and part time jobs – or the population of Halifax. In other words – LGBT+ business is big business, and the priorities of LGBT+ entrepreneurs must be reflected in the federal budget.

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with RBC, invites you to CGLCC Connects: Budget Brunch.

Join us for a keynote address from Dawn Desjardins, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist with RBC, one of Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce’s corporate members, to review the 2021 Federal Budget – followed by a moderated question and answer period.

About the Speaker

Dawn Desjardins joined the RBC Economics team in January 2006. She is a key contributor to the macroeconomic forecasts for Canada and the U.S. and is part of a team that is responsible for the interest rate forecasts for both countries. Dawn delivers economic analysis to RBC’s clients through a variety of publications and presentations. She is often interviewed by media from across North America to discuss developments in the economy and financial markets.

Prior to joining RBC, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets and was the Canadian bond market strategist for a major U.S. bank for ten years. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.