Mary Ng
Hon. Mary Ng
Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill
Minister Ng announces the 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program
June 15, 2023

Since day 1 our government has stood with 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians.

We have been working hard to build an economy for ALL Canadians, because we know an inclusive economy, is a strong one.

2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs contribute over $22 billion to our economy and employ almost half a million Canadians…and yet:
➡️40% still face difficulties securing business loans
➡️1/4 faced discrimination or have lost business opportunities
➡️1/3 have purposely hidden their 2SLGBTQI+ ownership
➡️ALL as a result of being a part of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

That is why today we are announcing $25 million to support more 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs as they start up and scale up.

Who you are and who you love should never hurt your business but be part of your success.


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