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Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery: We must do more than be good. We must overwhelm the bad.
The racial wounds at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic are real – and festering. There has been an uptick in the number of hate crimes against Asian Canadians since the onset of the virus (in particular, against Chinese Canadians). Many Asians also feel the spectre of racism while out in public. In the U.S.,...
June 24, 2020
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Ascend Canada Joins #HealthNotHate Collective to Combat Anti-Asian Racism
TORONTO, June 15, 2020 — Ascend Canada, a non-profit organization with the mission to develop and advance pan-Asian professionals, is the latest organization to support the #HealthnotHate awareness campaign to combat misconceptions about the COVID-19 virus and unsettling cases of anti-Asian sentiment. Ascend’s commitment is to work together with other organizations to fight inequities and...
June 11, 2020
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Volunteer Video – Gautam Mohorikar

Gautam has volunteered with Ascend for 3 years. He shares about how Ascend gives its members the tools to conquer issues and challenges for the Pan Asian community and how it offers a great support system to teach and inspire its members.

June 9, 2020
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Volunteer Video – Rani Turna

Rani is a board member who has volunteered with Ascend for 8 years. She tells us how Ascend and its volunteers have had a positive impact on its members through mentorship, networking and innovative programs.

June 9, 2020
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Volunteer Video – Farah Qasemi

Farah is a board member and joined Ascend’s volunteers 8 years ago. She describes to us how Ascend is the perfect platform for diversity and inclusion, networking and advancing your career.

June 9, 2020
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Volunteer Video – Bhavna Duggal
 Bhavna is a board member that has volunteered with Ascend for 5 years. She speaks to us about how Ascend is changing the diversity and inclusion dialogue across Corporate Canada and how Ascend helped elevate her personal brand.  
June 9, 2020
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“Pause and Reset”: Insights to Cope with Career Anxiety

By Amrit Arneja Career management may be the last thing you want to focus on during a pandemic, but there are a few strategies that may help you ease anxiety during unprecedented uncertainty. “There’s always a silver lining: with every adversity, comes the potential for an undiscovered opportunity,” says Bhavna Duggal, a board member at…

May 14, 2020
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10kC Ascend Cafe Recap: Pragashini Fox on e-Leadership

Pragashini Fox, the Head of Talent Management at Thomson Reuters and a member of Ascend Canada, offers five vital pieces of advice for leadership during a pandemic in her most recent Ascend Cafe virtual office hour.

May 7, 2020
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Volunteer Video – Alexander Peh

 Alex is a proud volunteer and now a board member at Ascend Canada. He speaks to us about his 2 year journey and vision for this platform where he can mentor people and shares his experiences.

April 30, 2020
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Volunteer Video – Haritha Murthy

 Haritha has volunteered with Ascend for 2 years. Discover how volunteering helped her make the connections contributed to her promotion?

April 30, 2020
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