Ascend Canada partners with Ten Thousand Coffees to enhance its networking & mentoring program


New program to enable Ascend members to build their strategic network and develop critical leadership skills

TORONTO, January 16, 2019 — To support the advancement of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders, Ascend Canada and Ten Thousand Coffees are working together to help thousands of Ascend members gain access to career related networking and mentoring.

Over a simple cup of coffee, members will develop soft skills, explore career opportunities, learn about other industries, and grow these connections into an impactful and diverse knowledge network. More than 80 per cent of Ascend Canada leaders and members surveyed feel that sharing and gaining career advice, respectively, are a key benefit of a networking program.

“When we nurture strong strategic networks by sharing our stories, we create opportunities for ourselves, our employers and our communities,” said Kelvin Tran, President, Ascend Canada. “We’re excited to partner with Ten Thousand Coffees to offer every member of our community of Pan-Asian professionals an opportunity to connect with purpose, build skills and shape a powerful career network.”

Leveraging the Ten Thousand Coffees enterprise learning and development platform, Ascend Canada members will be given monthly, data-driven introductions to other members based on their unique career goals and interests. Members may also sign up for “Office Hours,” a unique program where executives host groups of 10-15 members from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets to share ideas and perspectives.

“We are excited to partner with Ascend Canada to support their important vision of enabling the Pan-Asian community in Canada to develop and realize their full potential. Together with Ascend, we’re providing their members with the tools and resources required to build the knowledge networks they need to be more successful in their careers,” said Dave Wilkin, Founder, Ten Thousand Coffees. “We are thrilled that Ten Thousand Coffees has been selected as the networking platform to further Ascend’s program offerings.”

The Ten Thousand Coffees platform will be rolled out in phases to Ascend Canada members starting next month. Learn more at

  • About Ascend Canada
    Ascend Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission to develop and advance pan-Asian talent through partnership with other Canadian and like-minded organizations. With more than 3,000+ members and 18 corporate partners, Ascend Canada’s objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks and providing programs and events that inspire, as well as educate. Learn more at:
  • About Ten Thousand Coffees 
    Ten Thousand Coffees is a social learning solution to drive performance through cross-team knowledge sharing for organizations who are looking for innovative approaches to collaboration. Ten Thousand Coffees is relied upon by hundreds of globally renowned organizations and schools to enable their employees and students develop the skills they need to succeed in their careers. Learn more at:
  • For more information
    Ka Yan Ng, Ascend Canada Communications,
    Mackenzie Ewing, Ten Thousand Coffees,