Darrell Schuurman

Co-Founder & CEO, CGLCC
Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Growing Black Businesses Through
Supplier Diversity | Procurement | Certification

Darrell is an advocate of effecting social change through the economic empowerment of LGBT+ entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder and CEO of the CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to expand the opportunities and advancement of the LGBT+ business community in Canada.

Darrell is a founding member of Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of research, education, and advocacy of supplier diversity in Canada. He sits on the Supplier Advisory Committee (Public Services and Procurement Canada) to provide support in identifying potential improvements to Federal Government procurement.

He is also the co-founder of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Business Education Foundation and Travel Gay Canada. 

Darrell completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Calgary, and completed his Executive MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University.


CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT+ business community and to advocating on behalf of the tens of thousands of LGBT+ owned businesses in Canada.  CGLCC‘s core mission is to contribute to a thriving and inclusive Canadian economy by promoting economic growth and prosperity, in particular through supplier diversity certification, expanding global trade opportunities, and young entrepreneur mentorship. www.cglcc.ca