2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

On June 15th, the federal government announced its plans to fund Canada’s first-ever 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurship program. Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) will lead this initiative. The program will work towards a more inclusive economy and break down barriers for 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs.

The program will include three components.

1. A Business Scale-Up Program

This component will ingress tools, resources, and skills necessary for 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses successfully.

Offering Mentorship Programs, corporate procurement opportunities & strengthening global outreach.

2. An Ecosystem Fund

For this section, the CGLCC will work towards strengthening services & support to 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs, targeting lacking regions.

3. Knowledge Fund

The knowledge fund will implement research projects focusing on the quality & quantity of data conducted on entrepreneurship & business ownership within the 2SLGBTQI+ community. They plan to partner with academic institutions & other suitable organizations to improve this area of research.

This program is available for entrepreneurs that identify as 2SLGBTQI+.

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and more to come!

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