What we're about

QueerTech strives to queer the tech ecosystem by breaking down barriers, creating spaces, and connecting communities to support and empower LGBTQ2S+ people to thrive.

In 2016, QueerTechMTL was created as a meetup group, in partnership with MontrealNewTech (https://www.montrealnewtech.com/), to surface and connect fellow LGBTQ+ (Queer) professionals within the local tech industry. We quickly grew from casual meetups into a center of LGBTQ+ tech activity, and within 2 short years, we incorporated as QueerTech, a non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal.

“We continue to partner with QueerTech to create opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ members of the tech industry to connect, collaborate, succeed and thrive together. Our partnership with QueerTech is a necessary bridge to the LGBTQ2S+ community, and scaling-up its capacity would mean that companies like us can have greater engagement and impact with the LGBTQ2S+ tech community in regions across Canada.” --Microsoft Canada

As we expand our scope and goals to create a connected QueerTech network across Canada and beyond, we do so with the following intentions, and with a goal of queering the global tech ecosystem.

Our values

QueerTech is committed to:

QueerTech aims to create and maintain a diverse community that fosters a sense of belonging.

QueerTech aims to provide and create equal access to resources and opportunities in order to strengthen the tech community.

QueerTech believes that you can be your true self and thrive in tech, and strives to empower community members to achieve their full potential.

QueerTech aims to break down all barriers to entry and provide everyone with equal opportunities to participate in and contribute to the tech community.

Our Mission Defined

What does Queering the tech ecosystem mean?
A founding pillar of Queertech is Pride, and because of this, we are committed to empowering Queer people to claim their space within the tech community and have their voices heard. We do this in two ways: by breaking down barriers to create opportunities for Queer people to enter the tech space, and by providing resources such as skill development to allow Queer people already in tech to thrive. To accomplish this, we provide resources to companies and hold workshops in order for them to create and foster more inclusive workspaces and hiring practices. By Queering the tech ecosystem, we aim to give Queer people in tech the tools to find their voices and speak up for what they need to be successful.

What it means to Thrive
QueerTech aims to empower our members to achieve their personal and professional goals by bringing their authentic selves wherever they go. We strive to encourage a sense of belonging that comes from both giving and contributing to your community. We believe in education, in reciprocity, and that everyone has something to teach and learn. By combining all of these factors, we hope to build strong communities to help Queer people thrive.

Breaking Down Barriers
At QueerTech, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to shine. As such, we are committed to breaking down all existing barriers into the tech community, as well as identifying what factors may keep Queer people from contributing. This includes tackling issues of representation of all types, mental health and well-being, physical accessibility, and any other barriers that are brought to our attention. We commit to providing the appropriate resources so that everyone has the support they need when they attend a QueerTech event. Beyond our events, we also aim to educate companies and other organizations on how to make their spaces more accessible and inclusive, to end discrimination and unequal opportunity within the tech community.

Creating Spaces
QueerTech believes in creating inclusive, supportive spaces in order to strengthen the tech community. We create physical spaces through our monthly events as well as digital spaces through our online platforms to provide networking opportunities and meaningful connections amongst our members.

Connecting Communities
An integral part of Queertech is fostering a sense of community for our members. We are passionate about identifying and connecting communities through intersectionality and creating partnerships between individuals and nonprofits. Our goal is to connect Queer communities all around the world, to create a global network of members and support systems.

Supporting and Empowering Members
Queertech is dedicated to onboarding new members into the tech community as well as providing resources and support for those already involved. We offer workshops, boot camps, and seminars to equip our members with the skills necessary for professional and personal advancement. We provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and mentorship and encourage everyone to contribute. We hope to ultimately provide the tools necessary for Queer people to start their own companies.

Upcoming events (1)

QT Connect Meetup - Montreal - Pride BBQ hosted by Notman House

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[English below]
Appel à tous les QT de Montréal!
Joignez-vous à nous le jeudi 9 juin à 17h30 pour lancer la saison des célébrations de la Fierté avec une soirée BBQ à la Maison Notman! Nous aurons des hot-dogs sur le gril, des collations sur la table et des boissons froides (bière, vin et boissons gazeuses) sur glace. Soyez prêt à profiter du soleil du soir, des conversations et de toutes les nouvelles connexions.
Pour nous aider à couvrir les frais, nous demandons un petit don suggéré lors de l'inscription.
RSVP: https://www.queertech.org/montreal_meetup_9june2022

  • L'espace est limité, alors assurez-vous de RSVP pour cet événement et si votre horaire change, assurez-vous de libérer votre place.
  • L'admission se fera selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.
  • Veuillez rester à la maison si vous avez été exposé au COVID ou si vous ressentez des symptômes.
  • Veuillez utiliser votre meilleur jugement et être prévenant envers tous ceux qui vous entourent.
  • Pour tout aménagement d'accessibilité, veuillez nous contacter à l'avance.

Nous avons hâte de vous voir nombreux en personne, et pour ceux qui ne sont pas à Montréal ou qui ne sont pas tout à fait prêts pour l'IRL, nous espérons vous voir dans nos espaces numériques - y compris sur Discord !


[English here]
Calling all Montréal QTs!
Join us on Thursday, June 9th at 17h30 as we kick off the Pride celebration season with an evening BBQ at Notman House! We will have hot dogs on the grill, snacks on the table, and cold beverages (beer, wine, and soft drinks) on ice. Be ready to enjoy the evening sun, the conversations, and all the new connections.
To help us cover the costs, we are asking for a small suggested donation during registration.
RSVP: https://www.queertech.org/montreal_meetup_9june2022


  • Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP for this event and if your schedule changes, be sure to release your spot. Admittance will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • Please stay home if you have been exposed to COVID or are feeling any symptoms.
  • Please use your best judgements and be considerate of all those around you.
  • For any accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in person, and for those not in Montreal or not quite ready for IRL, we hope to see you in our digital spaces - including on Discord!


(Presenting) RBC (Pride) BDC, Unity, Wealthsimple (Ally) Google Chrome, Moment Factory, Sun Life (Qmunity) Osedea
(Platinum) RBC (Gold) Google Chrome (Silver) Moment Factory, Sun Life, Wealthsimple (Bronze) ORO Health, Osedea

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QT Connect Meetup - Montreal hosted by Unity

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