We are the Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance (RCPA), one of the only student driven, business-specific LGBTQ+ organizations in North America.  Situated in the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, we celebrate student and ally diversity, provide opportunities for gaining knowledge, and educate students on the concerns and opportunities facing the community in the business world.

Founded in 2003, our presence in Rotman Commerce contributes to shaping the opinions and attitudes of tomorrow’s leaders.  We equip students to create safe spaces for promoting inclusion, supporting differences, and creating actionable solutions to issues and opportunities in the community.  We do this through integrating our mission and values, and model, into our events and year-long initiatives.

The Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance educates, empowers, and engages LGBTQ+ and Ally emerging leaders through leveraging the collective power of our corporate and community partners, alumni network, fellow student organizations, and university support system.  Through the development and execution of innovative and forward thinking initiatives, we address business opportunities, develop talents, and creative inclusive spaces to maximize human potential.

 

2018 - 2019

Strategic Objectives

Education

Ally development has always been one of the RCPA’s main focuses. Educational factors are incorporated into all of our initiatives. This year, the RCPA has built an Equity Training program for student group and orientation-week leaders for the first time. Furthermore, the RCPA plans to overhaul the Ally Week to increase and build greater awareness.

Collaboration

The RCPA has formed the LGBTQ+ Business Student Alliance with Ivey Pride Group, Schulich Proud, Ted Rogers Pride Alliance, OUT in Business and Q+. We plan to continue collaborative ventures with various Rotman Commerce and University of Toronto student groups aiming to benefit more students.

Innovation

The RCPA will strive to elevate our current events through pre and post-event feedback collected in the past. At the same time, we plan to add new exciting initiatives in the upcoming school year to celebrate the RCPA’s 15th anniversary.

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