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Start building your network within the LGBT community

Connecting the LGBTQ+ leaders of tomorrow with successful futures today.


Bringing LGBTQ+ students and employers together through annual conferences.


Start Proud is committed to helping LGBTQ+ students and young professionals grow.


Start Proud is committed to recognizing excellence in Canada’s LGBTQ+ community.

Start Out

A first-of-its-kind digital conference where LGBTQ+ talent comes to meet some of Canada’s largest and most inclusive employers. Learn more…

Start Networking

Start Proud’s Networking Program connects participants with a new match every month to foster connections among LGBTQ+ students and young professionals. Learn more…

Leaders to be Proud of

Recognizing exemplary achievement and service within our community, and providing examples for students and professionals to aspire to. Learn more…

Venture Out

Canada’s first and largest tech & social impact nonprofit organization connecting LGBTQA2S+ people in tech to career opportunities, mentors, and each other. Learn more…

Start Mentoring

Start Proud’s Mentoring Program connects LGBTQ+ students and young professionals with mentors to foster professional development. Learn more…


Ontario Court of Appeal sides with Start Proud and denies accreditation to discriminatory law school. Learn more…