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Jan 8, 2023

On August 28, 2022, the Federal government launched Canada’s first Action Plan aimed at advancing rights and equality for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and additional sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQI+) people in Canada.  A copy of the Plan is attached.

Feb 15, 2019

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, has announced $30 million in dedicated funding over five years, followed by $10 million per year to advance human rights and improve socio-economic outcomes for LGBTQ2 people in developing countries. Minister Bibeau made the announcement on Febraury 7 accompanied by Randy Boissonnault, the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues.

Aug 22, 2018

Businesses with LGBTI people in managerial positions have higher overall performances and better business outcomes, according to a new report.

Aug 21, 2016

In partnership with Pride@Work, the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusiion surveyed and reported on the perspectives of members of LGBT+ communities across Canada about workplace inclusion.

May 3, 2016

Read about 5 important learnings of Manulife Asset Management's Chief Compliance Officer related to being out and a leader at work.

Jan 17, 2016

In this report, read about the leadership program being offered by Stanford University’s business school that is intended to help more gay leaders ascend to the C-suite.

Dec 23, 2015

"According to US-based Reaching Out MBA, as many as 50 to 80 per cent of LGBT individuals who are out at business school go back in the closet once they start working, either because they don’t feel comfortable or are worried their careers will be sidelined, especially if they hope to make it to the C-Suite."  Read what Rotman and other leading business schools are doing to broaden LGBT representation in MBA programs – and break down stereotypes of what a business leader looks like in the process.

Dec 23, 2015

exeQutive member Bernardine Perreira, financial adviser at Perreira Hurly Wealth Advisory at Raymond James in Toronto, discusses some of the reasons why LGBT investors might be reticent to come out to their financial advisors, and why it is important to do so. 

Aug 27, 2015

Gay workers shouldn’t feel they need to hide their sexuality at work – employees and companies alike benefit from a more open and inclusive workforce.

Feb 25, 2015

Some say that law firms think of diversity as a challenge, not an opportunity.  But times are changing.  Read about why law firms are making diversity a business imperative, and succeeding because of it.

Jul 5, 2014

At the 2014 World Pride Human Rights Conference, Ed Clark (Group President and CEO of TD Bank Group) gave an inspiring and motivating speech about leadership and the importance and benefits of LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace.  Read it here.

May 19, 2014

Notwithstanding the progress that has been made in professional sports and other sectors, Claire Cain Miller writes about one "major realm of society" that lags behind: corporate America. There are very few openly gay chief executives at the 1,000 biggest companies in the United States (and elsewhere!).

Jan 13, 2014

This article from Australia's Business Review Weekly reports on a study by the Centre for Talent Innovation on the business case for diversity.

Jan 5, 2014

In its 2012 report, IBM's LGBT Council reports on the many activities undertaken in 2012 by one of the leading global supporters of equality to support LGBT rights and inclusion in the marketplace and workplace.

Jan 5, 2014

In this 2013 report, the Center for Talent Innovation quantifies the benefits of a truly inclusive workplace to both employers and employees, and discusses how being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity gives LGBT professionals access to unique business oppotunities and platforms on which to exercise their leadership.

Nov 28, 2012

Read about the discussion amongst 25 LGBT presidents and chief executive officers from around the world who gathered in June at the Toronto headquarters of consulting giant McKinsey & Company to discuss leadership and other issues of common concern.  

Jul 30, 2012

With few out LGBT CEOs, Leslie Kwoh reports that being gay in the corporate world still is not a "nonissue" for many.

Jul 20, 2012

In an Op Ed piece published in The Globe & Mail, exeQutive member Uros Karadzic and his colleague Colleen McMorrow write about 10 ways to build Pride at small businesses.

Apr 29, 2012

In this Community Bulletin, Y-GAP (The Youth-Gender Action Project) provides an overview of challenges faced by trans youth employees and helpful suggestions about what employers can do to support their trans youth employees, including Dos and Don'ts for Ontario Human Rights Code compliance.

Apr 9, 2012

In Schumpeter's blog from the February 11, 2012 issue of The Economist, the author discusses the sea-change in business attitudes toward LGBT rights and how some companies now compete with each other to produce the most imaginative gay-friendly policies.  Its cheap and good for business.