Ascend Canada Welcomes New President of the Montreal Chapter
Toronto, September, 2022 - Ascend Canada, an organization with the mission to develop and advance pan-Asian professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carin Reggie as President, Montreal Chapter. In this leadership role, Carin, alongside her dedicated committee, will foster and drive growth of the new chapter while building partnerships in the greater Montreal...
September 29, 2022
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Ascend Canada announces new President

Ascend Canada today announced that Manjit Singh will be transitioning the role of President to Alexander Peh, currently Executive Vice President, Ascend Canada, effective September, 2022. Manjit’s leadership has been underpinned by his passion about diversity and the importance of giving back to the Pan-Asian and business communities. He led Ascend Canada throughout the pandemic,…

September 20, 2022
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Ep 15: Empowering the world with fair and equal opportunity
Ascend Together · Empowering the world with fair and equal opportunity Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a significant focus for companies around the world and talent acquisition plays a big role in helping achieve DE&I. In this month’s podcast episode, Jahanzaib Ansari, Co-Founder and CEO, Knockri, speaks about how his company works with Fortune...
August 12, 2022
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Ascend Asks: Subi Subramani, Senior Consultant, Finance & Performance, Deloitte

Ascend Canada sat down with Subi Subramani, Senior Consultant, Finance & Performance, Deloitte, to discuss her journey as a queer Pan-Asian individual in Calgary, the challenges she has faced, and the opportunities for stronger representation and allyship.

August 8, 2022
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Ep 14: Ascend Together for Trans Inclusion
Ascend Together · Ascend Together for Trans Inclusion “Using the right pronouns is not about being nice, it's about keeping people alive,” says @Dani Gomez-Ortega in our latest podcast episode. Dani, who is transgender and uses the pronouns she/her, talks to us about her own personal journey, and how we can equip our workplaces to...
July 17, 2022
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Spotlight: ‘Survivor’ winner Erika Casupanan’s asks us to dream unapologetically
Credit for photo is Robert Voets | CBS. Erika Casupanan is the first Canadian and first female in seven seasons to win Survivor, the popular reality show. Born in the Philippines, she immigrated with her family to Canada and grew up in Niagara Falls. After winning the million-dollar prize on Survivor, she has been vocal...
July 3, 2022
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Level the mentorship playing field to support diverse talent
By Brendon Buckler The Ascend CIO (Chief Inclusion Officer) Forum, recently gathered Canada’s top executives, alongside special guest Dave Wilkin, Co-Founder and CEO of Ten Thousand Coffees (10KC), for a lively discussion on the importance of networks and mentorship in advancing the careers of diverse talent and corporate DEI goals. The CIO Forum members discussed...
June 26, 2022
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Six community champions to receive Ascend Canada Leadership Awards
TORONTO, [May 9, 2022] Ascend Canada congratulates recipients of the Ascend Canada Leadership Awards, which honours individuals who exemplify personal and professional dedication, and who have contributed value to the community. The recipients will be presented with their awards at a virtual awards gala on May 19th. “In the face of the global pandemic, this...
May 9, 2022
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Leading with Empathy is a Superpower
By Zainish Hussain The Ascend CIO (Chief Inclusion Officer) Forum, a group of Diversity & Inclusion leaders, recently gathered to discuss the ongoing critical importance of care and concern to bond colleagues as workplaces begin to emerge from the pandemic. In a conversation guided by Vandana Juneja, Executive Director, Canada, at Catalyst, the CIO Forum...
April 1, 2022
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Take 5: What I learned from Malala on International Women’s Day
By Janita Hung A few weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to listen to Malala Yousafzai at an International Women’s Day event. Malala is a passionate activist for female education and also the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Not surprising, but I left the session feeling more inspired than I could have imagined. As...
March 30, 2022
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