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. 


Cultivating a Supportive Ecosystem

We’re building a program that combines networking opportunities, workshops, and resources to foster a supportive community. This program allows LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs to connect, share experiences, and access tools vital for business growth.

Promoting Collaboration and Inclusivity

Collaboration with existing support networks, governmental agencies, and local businesses will be the heart of our mission. By working together, we aim to break down barriers and advocate for the rights of LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs new to Canada, fostering a more inclusive entrepreneurial community.

Capacity Building

We’re dedicated to strengthening the Canadian 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce’s capacity to support LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and businesses nationwide. Through our efforts, we aim to establish the Chamber as a leading organization in this vital support network.

We are currently in the research and development stage of this program and would like to hear from you!

Are you a LGBTQI+ newcomer entrepreneur with a vision for change and innovation? Your voice is crucial in shaping the future of our community and industry! We’re excited to invite you to participate in a needs assessment interview tailored specifically for individuals like you.

At CGLCC, we’re dedicated to empowering LGBTQI+ newcomers to thrive in the world of entrepreneurship. As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting your success, we’re conducting a needs assessment to better understand the challenges and opportunities you face.

Why Participate? 

    • Amplify Your Voice: Your experiences and insights are essential in helping us identify the unique needs and priorities of LGBTQI+ newcomer entrepreneurs.

    • Drive Change: Your input will directly inform the development of programs, resources, and initiatives designed to support your entrepreneurial journey.

    • Build Community: If you’d like, we can connect you with fellow 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and professionals, and expand your network of support and collaboration.

Who Are We Looking For?

We’re seeking LGBTQI+ newcomer entrepreneurs who:

    • Are passionate about entrepreneurship and making a positive impact.

    • Have firsthand experience navigating the challenges and opportunities of starting or running a business as a newcomer

    • Are eager to share their insights, experiences, and ideas in a safe and supportive space.

How to Participate: 

Ready to make your voice heard and shape the future of 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurship? We invite you to join us for a needs assessment interview! Simply complete the form below and we will reach out to you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Don’t miss this opportunity to drive change, build community, and unlock new possibilities for LGBTQI+ newcomer entrepreneurs like yourself. Together, let’s create a more inclusive and vibrant entrepreneurial landscape!

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By completing and submitting this form, you agree to be contacted by a third-party researcher who CGLCC’s has entrusted to ethically and confidentially communicate with you for the sole and limited purpose of the CGLCC LGBTQI+ Newcomer Entrepreneur Program.  

The interview data will be published internally and used to create a robust and reflective program for 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and businesses.  

Data Collection:

Data collected for this study will be secured on [encrypted/password protected] computers for at least 1 year. You may change your mind and ask to have your responses deleted by contacting us within this time. Please note it is not possible to remove data once results have been submitted for publication or otherwise implemented publicly.  

Data related to your participation will be submitted to and protected by CGLCC and its subsequent contractors.  Your data will be completely anonymized by removing your name before analysis. You will have an opportunity to review all data that will be submitted before it is entered into the final internal report. If you decide to withdraw your data, you may contact  before September 30, 2024. Inclusion of your data is voluntary until this date.  

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