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Deepen Your Support for Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Business Community

Support CGLCC and the work we do to help Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ business community

As a national not-for-profit organization, CGLCC uses financial contributions through membership and sponsorship to economically empower Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ business community. Your involvement helps us advance our educational and capacity building offerings; strengthen networks and connections; build business opportunities; and provide mentorship to young 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs.

Together with our private and public partners, as well as individuals, we provide the resources 2SLGBTQI+ businesses and entrepreneurs need to grow and thrive.

There are many ways you can support our work:

Become a Sponsor

Show your support for CGLCC’s activities and the 2SLGBTQI+ business community by sponsoring one of our events or programs. Event and program sponsors, whether or not they’re existing Corporate Partners, have made many of CGLCC’s most successful engagements possible. As a non-profit organization devoted to advancing 2SLGBTQI+ businesses’ interests, every dollar goes toward economically empowering the 2SLGBTQI+ business community.

Make a charitable donation to one of two CGLCC funds of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Business Education Foundation

Your contribution plays a pivotal role in the development of programs that foster opportunities and growth for 2SLGBTQI+ businesses in Canada and beyond.

By supporting CGLCC, you directly contribute to the creation of an inclusive economy where all 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and businesses have equal access and the opportunity to actively participate, empowering them to thrive in a competitive market and inspiring future generations to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams without fear of discrimination or exclusion.

Bill Pallett Youth Leadership Fund

The Bill Pallett Youth Leadership Fund is dedicated to developing Canada’s future business leaders in the 2SLGBTQI+ community by providing at least one seat for 2SLGBTQI+ youth from each of the eight identified Canadian regions (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the Northern Territories) for a minimum of ten years.

Help ensure that founding CGLCC board member Bill Pallett’s legacy of providing a helping hand to tomorrow’s promising leaders carries on.

2SLGBTQI+ Business Leadership Fund

The CGLCC Leadership Development Fund provides opportunities and access to education, training and research within three areas of focus: small and medium certified 2SLGBTQI+ business enterprises; Canadian 2SLGBTQI+ regional affiliate chambers and business associations; and young 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs.

Help smooth the path to success for 2SLGBTQI+ businesses through a one-time or recurring donation to 2SLGBTQI+ business leaders.


The CGLCC depends on the support of volunteers across the country to deliver programs that support its mandate.

Volunteers can help by providing assistance at events, by sharing their expertise with other business owners, and by offering services that support CGLCC activities.

Volunteers have the opportunity to network with business leaders across Canada, and help shape the efforts and activities of the CGLCC, all while helping the LGBT+ community grow.