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What do I get access to on ProudConnect?

Welcome to "Proud Connect," Start Proud's cutting-edge community platform designed to foster diversity, inclusion, and connection. Whether you're a student stepping into the business, tech, or law arena, or a seasoned professional, Proud Connect offers an enriching space for growth.

Out on Bay Street

Our flagship conference hosted in the Fall. This unique venue hosts With keynote speakers, engaging events, and an established network of talented students and professionals, Out on Bay Street connects 2SLGBTQ+ students and young professionals with leading employers in the business, law and technology sectors.

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Our approach to strategic financial planning

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Understanding Your Goals

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Evaluating Your Present Circumstances

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Developing a Tailored Strategy

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Frequent Review and Modifications

Toronto Pride Kickoff

Celebrate the start of Pride Month in Toronto with us at our legendary annual Pride Kickoff Event! This is a great opportunity to show your support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, network with other ProudPartners and allies, and to invite your entire Employee Resource Group for a fabulous night celebrating queer expression.

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Our approach to tax advisory services

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Comprehending Your Objectives

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Evaluating Your Current Situation

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Developing a Tailored Plan

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Continuous Monitoring

Student Leader Appreciation

New in 2024, join us in celebrating the achievements of 2SLGBTQ+ student leaders in the GTHA. This event is both an acknowledgement of graduating leaders and an opportunity for those who have been instrumental in creating a more inclusive and diverse campus culture and motivating the next generation to always demand better.

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Our approach to efficient bookkeeping and accounting

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Assessment & Understanding

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Tailored Planning

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Regular Monitoring & Recording

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Ongoing Adjustments & Optimization

Open Doors Bay Street

Open Doors is a unique opportunity for 2SLGBTQ+ professionals and students to explore the workplaces of our ProudPartners and their potential future employers. Through a series of short, interactive visits, participants will get a glimpse of the culture, values, and opportunities that each participating ProudPartner has to offer.

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Our approach to business process optimization

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Comprehensive Analysis

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Strategic Redesign

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Implementation & Monitoring

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Continuous Refinement

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Join our team and help us continue to develop the next generation of 2SLGBTQIA+ students and professionals in Canada.

Help us create a world where equality is simply the norm.

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