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Ottawa Tourism Celebrates 2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion with CGLCC Accreditation


Ottawa Tourism has been accredited by Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), marking a significant milestone in the organisation’s ongoing commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity in business and leisure tourism.

It emphasizes its dedication to ensuring that Ottawa is a welcoming destination for all, irrespective of their background, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

This accreditation, known as the Rainbow Registered accreditation, is a nationally recognized emblem of 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion within Canada’s travel sector. It stands as a testament to Ottawa Tourism’s unwavering commitment to celebrating and supporting the 2SLGBTQI+ community and its visitors. In line with this commitment, numerous hotels, venues, shops, and attractions throughout Ottawa have been enlisted in the Rainbow Registered Guide, with many more anticipated to join. This initiative further solidifies Ottawa’s standing as a 2SLGBTQI+ friendly destination for both business and leisure travelers.

Lesley Pincombe, Vice President of Meetings and Major Events at Ottawa Tourism, expressed her pride in the recognition. She stated, “Business and leisure travel should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. This accreditation reinforces our dedication to making Ottawa a destination where everyone feels welcome and valued.”

The CGLCC accreditation is not just a title; it involves a rigorous evaluation process that assesses an organization’s commitment to 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion. This encompasses various aspects, including policies, marketing strategies, and community engagement. Ottawa Tourism’s successful attainment of this accreditation underscores its proactive efforts to ensure that 2SLGBTQI+ travelers can explore and experience Ottawa with the assurance of respect and dignity.

Furthermore, Ottawa Tourism is celebrating the increasing number of local businesses and service providers joining the Rainbow Registered Guide. This guide serves as a valuable resource for 2SLGBTQI+ travelers, spotlighting 2SLGBTQI+ friendly businesses and experiences within Ottawa. It offers travelers an opportunity to delve into Ottawa’s diverse and vibrant 2SLGBTQI+ community, ensuring a more inclusive and enriching experience for all.

In conclusion, as Ottawa Tourism continues its mission of embracing diversity and championing 2SLGBTQI+ inclusivity, the city is poised to become an even more welcoming destination for every traveler.

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