Future Leaders

An outreach program to invest in LGBT+ high school students

"We want to reframe the capital markets as diverse and inclusive to a new generation of talent."

Chlelsea Howard

Director of Marketing, LGBTCM

Program Overview

Future Leaders is a program designed to empower LGBT+ high school students to achieve their full potential. By connecting directly with high school students through guest lectures, we provide LGBT+ students with access to mentors who work in the financial services. Through this, we seek to promote the financial sector as diverse and inclusive, reframing the industry as a preferred career path for a new generation of talent.

Our Impact

46%

of LGBT+ high school students will not apply to post-secondary

32%

of LGBT+ high school students will not graduate after 4 years

6,000

students in the TDSB identify as LGBT+

62%

of new university graduates go back in the closet when starting their careers

95%

of transgender students feel unsafe or unsupported at school