2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

The 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

The application window is now closed, and the Research Advisory Committee is reviewing all submissions.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Knowledge Hub. We appreciate your commitment to being part of this national research network to support 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and businesses.

Research Advisory Committee

Applications for the Knowledge Hub will be reviewed by an External Selection Committee with varying expertise in research and entrepreneurship. 

Members of the External Selection Committee: 

  • Isaac Cook 
  • Cornel Grey
  • Kojo B. Otoo
  • Jade Pichette
  • Stephanie Sinclair

Please do not reach out to the Committee Members during the application and review period. If you have any questions related to the External Selection Committee please contact our Grant Manager, Abdi Hassan (abdi@cglcc.ca).

More about the 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

The 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will be a national research network, tasked with generating data and consolidating resources, best practices, and tools that will benefit 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs. The goal of the 2SLGBTQI+ Knowledge Hub is to provide public access to these resources, supports, and information, regarding the 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurial landscape in Canada, through an accessible online platform.

As an underdeveloped field of research, 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and businesses lack access to support systems, business opportunities, and resourceful information. By conducting nation-wide qualitative and quantitative research in Canada, the 2SLGBTQI+ Knowledge Hub will identify these research gaps and seek to support 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and businesses in overcoming the challenges and systemic barriers they encounter.

The 2SLGBTQI+ Knowledge Hub will contribute to the following objectives:

  • Develop and maintain an ecosystem database and map that inventories key stakeholders, programs and types of business support available to 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs across Canada in both French and English;
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis to generate reports and publications on 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurship, both academic and non-academic;
  • Strengthen and expand the network of stakeholders, including educational institutions, and provide leadership on how 2SLGBTQI+ data disaggregation and generation can be supported by other organizations across Canada.


If you have any questions or issues, our Grant Manager is here for you:
Abdi Hassan (he/him), Grant Manager Research
(416) 761-5151  ext. 104

For media inquiries, please contact:
Julie-Léonora Kesch (she/her)
(416) 761-5151  ext. 127