Training & Mentoring
The CGLCC is involved in training and mentoring in two ways:
- It creates and delivers its own programs aimed at developing the capacity of LGBT+ business owners and entrepreneurs.
- It endorses and facilitates access to supporting materials and training for businesses of all kinds.
Programs Created by the CGLCC
LGBT+ Youth Entrepreneur Program
The program empowers LGBT+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 by providing them with financial support and tailored guidance to help them establish or grow their own businesses. The one-year program has four components:
- access to funding
- building business skills
Launched in 2017, the program helps a new group of young entrepreneurs each year. Thank you to our program partners: Ontario150, TD Bank Group, Scotiabank, Freshco, and Higgins & Burke Naturals.
Programs Provided by the CGLCC
LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion Training for Workplaces
The CGLCC offers an online training course on LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Created by Trust Communications Inc. and fully endorsed by the CGLCC, the four-module course is available to businesses of all sizes.
It educates participants about LGBT+ communities and the challenges faced by LGBT+ individuals in the workplace. Participants learn practical ways to create an inclusive, supportive environment in which each employee feels appreciated and participates fully and productively in the workplace.