OUT For Business LGBTQ2 Youth Entrepreneur Program

Are you looking for support to start or grow your own business? Are you between 18-39 years old? Do you identify as LGBTQ2? If so, CGLCC, Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, can help.
The CGLCC's “OUT For Business Program” is an initiative specifically for LGBTQ2 youth interested in entrepreneurship. This year-long program enables LGBTQ2 young entrepreneurs (aged 18-39) to grow confidence and competence in building a successful business through knowledge transfer, increasing resiliency and social capital (connectedness), skill development, and strategic networking opportunities facilitated within a supportive LGBTQ community environment.
We are now accepting applications from LGBTQ2 youth between 18-39 years old to participate in this program. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete this form by March 31, 2020.

Participant Application

Business Information

Are you looking to start or grow your own business? *

If you are looking to grow your existing business . . .


If you are looking to start your own business . . .


Detailed Information

Requirements / Agreement

Do you agree to the requirements for participation as laid out below? *
To participate in the program, you must:

• Be a member of the LGBTQ2 community and be willing to be identified as LGBTQ2 and publicized
• Be registered or in the process of being registered as a legal business entity/sole proprietor or Incorporated in      Canada
• Agree to complete a MENTEE Profile Form
• Be prepared to commit for a 12-month period
• Be 18–39 years of age at the time of application
• Ensure commitments of the Mentoring Agreement are fulfilled
• Must be available to attend a full day orientation workshop.
Note:  Short-listed candidates will be asked to make a short pitch to a panel of judges.