Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is the only chamber of commerce uniting and advocating for over 100,000 2SLGBTQI+ owned and operated businesses in Canada. These businesses generate over $22 billion in economic activity and employ over 435,000 Canadians. Their impact on the Canadian economy is profound, but there are still barriers to accessing resources and partnerships to make Canada’s economy more inclusive.

Supplier diversity is more than a mandate – it’s an economic and social revolution. CGLCC’s Supplier Diversity Certification is an internationally recognized designation. The CGLCC certifies Canadian, for-profit entities that are at least 51% LGBTQ+-owned, operated, and controlled. They provide onboarding training and professional development sessions on maximizing certification. The organization also connects LGBTQ certified suppliers with corporate opportunities.

Contact the team at Innovation Factory to get connected with Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Canada.

Get connected with Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce

Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Canada


Quick Facts

  • Addresses barriers to accessing resources and partnerships
  • Dedicated to making Canada’s economy more inclusive
  • Internationally recognized Supplier Diversity Certification program
  • Advocating for 100,000+ 2SLGBTQI+ owned businesses
  • CND 2SLGBTQI+ businesses generate over $22 billion in revenue
  • CND 2SLGBTQI+ businesses employ 435,000+ Canadians
  • 1 in 3 2SLGBTQI+ businesses have purposely hid diverse ownership 
  • 1 in 4 2SLGBTQI+ businesses believe that they have lost business due to diverse ownership
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