2021 was a year of challenge, change and opportunity. I’m proud of what we achieved together as we adjusted in response to the pandemic and world events that have sparked deep introspection into many aspects of diversity.
Ascend plays a critical role in helping today’s workforce develop new skills, build a professional network and find mentors. At the heart of our organization is our vision of a diverse and inclusive Canada where Pan-Asian leaders can achieve their full potential. Since the start of the pandemic, we adapted to continue to serve our members through our podcast series, the first-ever virtual Ascend Canada conference and virtual Ascend Café sessions. I’m so proud of how we continue to bring our members together and provide them with resources to support their professional development.
2022 marks Ascend Canada’s 10th anniversary. We have accomplished so much over the past decade. As we look to the future, the work that Ascend does has never been more important. We will continue to adapt and navigate through the changing social environment to help contribute to a more diverse and inclusive society. A society where everyone can be comfortable in bringing who they are to the workplace and realize their full potential.
My sincere thanks to our members, sponsors, volunteers and the board for your passionate advocacy in advancing the vision and mission of Ascend Canada.