LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs
Resource Centre

The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre, powered by CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, is a dedicated platform created to support and amplify the growth of LGBTQ+-owned businesses across Canada. This initiative seeks to dismantle the barriers faced by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs by providing tailored resources and fostering an inclusive business environment.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre, powered by CanadianSME Small Business Magazine

The Centre provides a wide range of educational resources and training programs that are specially tailored to the needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. This includes workshops, webinars, and courses covering various aspects of business management and growth.

By organizing networking events and fostering a community of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, the Centre provides opportunities for collaboration, idea-sharing, and mutual support.

The Resource Centre provides information and guidance on funding opportunities that are specifically aimed at or available to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. This includes grants, loans, and other forms of financial assistance.

The Centre facilitates mentorship programs, pairing less experienced entrepreneurs with more experienced business owners or industry professionals from the LGBTQ+ community. This can provide invaluable advice and support to those just starting out.

Through its partnership with the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, the Centre provides a platform for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to gain visibility and recognition. This can lead to increased business opportunities and growth.

The Centre acts as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ business community, representing their interests, pushing for inclusive business practices, and working towards equality in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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Start Proud Aims To Connect 2SLGBTQA+ Students With Employers, While Promoting The Development Of 2SLGBTQA+ Professionals, And Celebrating The Achievements And Service Of Those In The Community.
The Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce exists to help build a strong Manitoba economy supported by, and supportive of, diverse communities. Our mission is to cultivate, contribute to and promote a thriving community of LGBT* owned and allied businesses, professionals and business students in Manitoba.
The Alberta LGBT* Chamber of Commerce exists to help build a strong Alberta economy supported by, and supportive of, diverse communities.
The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Quebec represents several members from different sectors of the business community. It promotes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transidentity (LGBT) business community in Quebec and promotes the success of its members as well as their recognition in socio-economic and governmental circles.
We often get the question: why do you exist? There are business chambers at the regional and national level, and corporations’ support for 2SLGBTQI+ initiatives is on the rise. It’s easy to give a by-the-numbers response. Canada is home to over 100,000 2SLGBTQI+-owned businesses. These businesses generate over $22 billion in economic activity and employ over 435,000 Canadians. In other words, 2SLGBTQI+ business is big business.
We support LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable future for all.


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