The OGLCC is working on developing regional groups. If you're interested in starting or joining one of our regional groups, one great way to get involved is by joining us on LinkedIn. We're looking at building regional groups in London, Kingston, Niagara, Durham and more. Currently, we have a regional group in Ottawa.
Throughout the last two years, the Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (OGLCC) has been reaching out across the province of Ontario in order to expand its reach and networking capabilities.
First stop was Ottawa where already the OGLCC has gained great exposure after holding networking meet-ups, sponsoring charitable events such as the Swirl and Twirl, and co-hosting an inter-provincial summit in Ottawa with its counterparts in Quebec.
As the OGLCC Regional Director I am seeking out representatives from all regions of the great province of Ontario.
Meet Sue Elliott of London:
Sue Elliot, Principal and Lead Consultant of Elliot Consulting Group, is an innovative Human Resource and Business professional with core specialties in training and development and facilitation, recruitment, employee engagement, performance management, and business development. Beyond her core specialties, Sue is an educator, instructional designer, and performance consultant. She offers dynamic HR solutions to not-for-profit organizations and businesses in London and surrounding area.
Sue’s involvement with her community has spanned from volunteer fundraising for individuals with disabilities to participating as a Board Member at Women’s Community House in London, Ontario. Sue says: “Community involvement is an important part of who I am. Working with not-for-profit organizations has allowed me to take my passion for Human Resources and apply that with my desire to support the success of others”.
Being part of the lesbian and gay community in London, Sue is an advocate for organizations that promote an anti-oppressive culture. She is looking forward to promoting and contributing to the expansion of the OGLCC into London and surrounding area.
If you are in the London area, and would like to get involved with the Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce or would like to host an event, contact Sue at:
Elliot Consulting Group
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Regional Director, OGLCC
Here is Denis' report from the OGLCC 2012 AGM:
• Swirl & Twirl 8: The Chamber sponsored the silent auction table at this very successful and well attended event helping to raise over $2500 for three local not-for-profit community organization.
• Inside Out Film Festival (Ottawa): The OGLCC presented Margarita, a film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert about an illegal lesbian Mexican nanny in Canada at the 2012 Inside Out Film Festival.
• 2013 Summit, Bridging the Shores: In partnership with the CCGQ, the Chamber hosted a successful summit in Ottawa with the theme of Supplier Diversity. The Chamber also organized and hosted a well-attended networking cocktail party. Invited guests included those who attended the Summit, The Mayor of Ottawa, City Councillors, the members of the Fierté Canada Pride who were also meeting in Ottawa and the Ottawa business community.
• In 2012, the OGLCC (NCR) attended many community not-for-profit and business events to promote the Chamber and foster new relationships and cement new partnerships.
In 2013-2014 the Committee will continue to expand the OGLCC’s reach across the National Capital Region with a focus on building a stronger and more diverse membership base.
• May 30, 2013: The NCR will once again sponsor the silent auction table at Swirl & Twirl 9, a fundraising event for local queer not-for-profit organizations.
• August 2013: Open Doors, Open Minds Capital Pride Event.
• September 2013: The NCR, in cooperation with other community partners, will bring back the Ottawa Queer Expo, an event that brings all queer owned and queer friendly owned businesses under one roof.
• Networking: The Chamber will host four Open Doors, Open Minds networking events.
Meetings being planned:
• Inside Out Film Festival: In partnership with other queer community organizations, the Chamber will meet with the festival organizers from Toronto to discuss a more permanent presence in Ottawa.
• The Village: The Chamber will continue to attend meetings.
Business in the community: The Chamber will meet with a variety of queer and queer friendly businesses