Programs

Each of our programs is designed to foster greater diversity and inclusion in workplaces and across Canada’s economy.

Our Programs

Our programs support 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs with the tools, network connections, and tools to be more successful in Canada’s business landscape. CGLCC programs also help businesses better support 2SLGBTQI+ employees, businesses and consumers. Each of our programs is enhanced by the incredible network of Corporate Partners and associations affiliated with our organization.

Featured Program

Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is more than a mandate – it’s an economic and social revolution. We fill tables with progressive organizations looking to engage in supplier diversity with our certified LGBTQ businesses. This gives Canadian LGBTQ businesses unprecedented access to connections, partnerships and new business opportunities, while corporations benefit from diversifying their suppliers and service providers – and gaining greater diversity in skills and know-how.

2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship

The 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program aims to break down barriers to starting, maintaining, and growing a business among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Canada, particularly equity deserving groups. This is done through targeted support to community organizations that will work with 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurs to enhance overall sustainability, and drive growth, competitiveness, innovation, and productivity toward broader economic and social benefits.

Global

By working with international chambers of commerce, governments, organizations, Corporate Partners and individuals around the world, we help Canadian businesses expand their horizons – and their money-making potential – while promoting Canada as a welcoming market for LGBTQ entrepreneurs.

Youth Entrepreneur

Are you a young 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneur ready to tap into the experience and expertise of a 2SLGBTQI+ mentor? Our one-on-one and team mentorship opportunities can help you sharpen your business skills, grow your network and drive better results for your business.

The OUT For Business Initiative is designed to assist 2SLGBTQI+ youth whether you’re just starting out or looking to grow.

Tourism

2SLGBTQI+ tourism is a lucrative market, valued at over $12 billion dollars annually in Canada alone. But 2SLGBTQI+ travellers are also a discerning market that spends their money where they feel welcome and well-served. If you’re ready to get market-ready for 2SLGBTQI+ travellers, this is the program for you.

Rainbow Registered

Our Rainbow Registered Program helps businesses, organizations and communities certify their status as 2SLGBTQI+ friendly. Accredited businesses will benefit from guidelines that provide information, advice and resources on ensuring that 2SLGBTQI+ customers feel welcome and accepted, and will be able to demonstrate and market themselves as safe destinations for the 2SLGBTQI+. Click below to learn how you can participate in the program.

Diversity & Inclusion Training

Our training opportunities are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the 2SLGBTQI+ community and its allies. If your workplace wants to learn more about engaging with the 2SLGBTQI+ community as employees, with business opportunities or as an end customer, we have a number of courses and workshops to get you ready.

LGBTQI+ Newcomers Program

Our initiative is dedicated to empowering LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs who are newcomers to Canada, having arrived within the last 5 years. We’re committed to supporting their journey in business development and scaling within the Canadian landscape. Through tailored workshops, networking events, and access to essential resources, we aim to address the unique challenges faced by LGBTQI+ newcomers in entrepreneurship.