Canada LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
Canvasea Interiors Inc. is a Certified LGBT- Owned Business Enterprise (Supplier Diversity)
Supplier diversity https://www.cglcc.ca/programs/supplier-diversity/ is more than a mandate – it’s an economic and social revolution. CGLCC fills tables with progressive organizations looking to engage in supplier diversity with their certified LGBT+ businesses. This gives Canadian LGBT+ businesses unprecedented access to connections, partnerships and new business opportunities, while corporations benefit from diversifying their suppliers and service providers.
Canada is home to over 100,000 LGBT+-owned businesses. These businesses generate over $22 billion in economic activity and employ over 435,000 Canadians. In other words, LGBT+ business is big business.
However, LGBT+ entrepreneurs still face barriers. Nearly half have hidden who they were in business dealings to avoid losing opportunities, and more than a third have lost opportunities due to being LGBT+.
There is a growing number of organizations looking to change these stats – one connection at a time. A community of LGBT+ businesses, government liaisons and even diverse procurement practices are helping tip the scales. CGLCC is a coalition of all of these positive forces advocating for change to make a more inclusive Canadian economy possible.
Boating BC is a network of qualified professionals who share their knowledge, insight and assistance to every kind of boater and marine business, from a first-timer to a seasoned tour operator. They offer counsel on business and governance issues, as well as representing and advocating on behalf of the boating industry to all levels of government. They offer unbiased information from experts who live and work boating every day.
Boating BC is the go-to resource to learn about what it means to be a boater in BC. They help create connections, partnerships and friendships between boaters and across the marine industry. As a collection of voices, they speak clearly and loudly to regulatory bodies on any issue that touches the world of boating in BC.
ATA Marine Fabricators Association
The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) provides educational resources for marine fabricator members. MFA hosts the annual Marine Fabricators Conference as well as regional workshops to teach best practices, provide hands-on demonstrations, and brings member companies together to build relationships that strengthen the industry.
The Marine Fabricators Association provides a year-round network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.
MFA is a division of the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) – formerly IFAI, a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace.