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Adapting to Change: The Crucial Role of Food Banks in Supporting Minority Communities

With the holidays in full swing, everyone is getting into the spirit of giving. Amid the ongoing pandemic, many non-profit and charitable organizations such as Canada’s food banks are facing a challenging time within their communities. An estimated 4.5 million Canadians experience food insecurity. Corporate giving is more important than ever this year as many…

December 28, 2020
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Mental Health Effects of Racism and Emotional Tax in the Age of COVID-19

Ten months into a pandemic, it seems we are facing a great test as a society. Not only are many areas across Canada facing second waves just as winter is beginning, but we are also taking a sharper focus on systemic racism this year.

December 24, 2020
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Ascend Asks: Bert Floyd, Senior Manager, Assistive Technologies, TD

In this month’s Ascend Asks, Bert Floyd, Senior Manager, Assistive Technologies, TD, shares his insights on the future of assistive technologies and its impact on building inclusive workplaces. By Carolyn AysonSenior Manager, Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence, TD Bank Group and AVP, Student Affairs, Ascend Canada Inclusion is more than a commitment, it’s an action. And…

December 17, 2020
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Happy holidays 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other.

December 15, 2020
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Ep 8: Disability & Leadership – Being inclusive by design

Varun Chandak, Founder, Access to Success Organization

December 2, 2020
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Ascend Asks: Dr. Bruce Choy, Managing Director, PwC Canada and Governor, George Brown College

Introducing Ascend Asks – our new series featuring a variety of senior leaders on their career journey, industry insights and how they advocate diversity and inclusion every day. Bruce Choy has worked in most corners of the world – North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Australasia. Now, he calls Canada home. To say that…

November 4, 2020
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Cadillac Fairview joins Ascend Canada to support Pan-Asian talent

Ascend Canada is pleased to welcome new silver sponsor Cadillac Fairview (CF), whose generous support will help us continue creating programming and initiatives to develop and advance Pan-Asian talent across Canada. “CF takes great pride in aligning with organizations that support leadership development in Canadians throughout their career journey,” says Sahezad Pardhan, Ascend Board Member…

November 4, 2020
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Ep 7: Coming out matters – Be bold and show your pride

Johnnie Vu, Community Manager, RBC

October 20, 2020
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Allyship between the Asian and Black Community

By Tazrian Alam When my two worlds collide! As a member of Ascend Canada and the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP), it was especially meaningful to see these two organizations shine a light on the importance of allyship between Black and Asian communities. It gave me pause, as so many of these kinds…

October 7, 2020
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Ascend Canada Conference 2020 from the Lens of a New Canadian

But, through a friend, I got an opportunity to hear from impactful change-makers in Corporate Canada at the recent ASCEND Canada Annual Conference. What I loved most about the Conference was the well thought out program agenda. The topics ranged from the mindset of personal growth to the importance of mentorship and the value of…

October 7, 2020
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