A recent survey carried out by the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Deloitte, found that 2SLGBTQ+ entrepreneurs still faced discrimination and systemic barriers to their success. If you’re a 2SLGBTQ+ entrepreneur looking to start or grow your own business please contact our office to help you on the road to success.

Resources for 2SLGBTQI+ Businesses

The Canada LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce exists to elevate LGBT+ businesses and foster greater diversity and inclusion across Canada’s economy. They offer inclusivity training and market-preparedness training for serving LGBT+ clientele.

Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada empower employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We help create safer, more inclusive workspaces that realize the full potential of all employees and bring down barriers to employment.

TransFocus Consulting helps organizations transform from the inside out, bringing systems-thinking to gender inclusion.

This course focuses on the basic introduction to gender-based analysis (GBA) Plus. You will familiarize yourself with the key concepts of GBA Plus and recognize how various identity and social factors can influence the experience of federal government initiatives affecting different people.

The LGBT Youth Line provides anonymous peer support and referrals while also providing resources for youth to make informed decisions.

Crisis Line – 416-962-2232

Toll-Free Line – 1-888-687-9688

Family Equality’s LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion training equip employers & family-building providers with the knowledge needed to better support the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer millennials planning on starting their families in the coming years.

LGBTQ+ Workplace Education Center is a trusted expert in learning how to support your LGBTQ employees offering diversity, equity, and inclusion training for businesses of all sizes and organizational structures.

The 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program will include three components: a Business Scale Up program; an Ecosystem Fund; and a Knowledge Hub. Together, these will deliver critical business advice, networks and mentorship to help 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs start, grow or expand their businesses; build up a strong network of organizations to support them; and create the data needed to better understand 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and the challenges they face.

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