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Start Out Conference

Thank you for attending the inaugural

Start Out 2020 Conference!

For more information on our 2021 conference, please stay tuned at our organization’s website Start Proud here.

Canada’s largest LGBTQ+ Recruitment Conference goes digital!

Start Out is a first-of-its-kind digital conference where LGBTQ+ talent comes to meet some of Canada’s largest and most inclusive employers. Attendees will have a chance to attend workshops, build their networks, and learn about LGBTQ+ support in the workplace from employers who lead the charge. You will also have an opportunity to meet recruiters and land coveted jobs and internships with companies that value diversity and inclusion.

Resumé Database

Your resumé will be added to our database and reviewed by partnering companies. If they like what they see, you’ll get an interview!

Virtual Career Fair

You’ll have access to our exclusive virtual career fair attended by LGBTQ+ friendly companies who all champion diversity and inclusion.


This is your chance to build your professional network. You’ll have a chance to meet students, professionals, and recruiters from across the country!


Who is the Start Out Conference for?

It is for LGBTQ+ students and young professionals in search of inclusive workplaces, as well as employers who want to make their workplace more inclusive.

Why should I come?

This is your chance to make lasting relationships with others in our community and with employers who truly value diversity and inclusion. You will leave feeling inspired by our amazing panelists and speakers.

What is Start Proud?

Start Proud is a national non-profit facilitating the professional development of LGBTQ+ students and young professionals. We are many things, and one of those is conference makers. Click here for more info.

Can I come if I’m not LGBTQ+?

Yes! Allies are more than welcome.

I don’t think I can afford the conference. Is there funding available?

Yes, email us at for more information 🙂