Read, watch and listen: the Asian edit

The things we read, watch and listen can deeply influence the way we think and the decisions we make. As part of our Asian Heritage Month spotlight, we asked some our members to share content by an Asian or about being Asian that had an impact on their lives. Jane Lee, Co-Founder, Launch Pop Read:…

May 27, 2021
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Celebrating your Asian heritage – what are you most proud of?

It’s Asian Heritage Month – a time when the spotlight is on our vibrant Asian cultures and we celebrate the communities that contribute so much to the fabric of Canada and around the world. Celebrating Asian heritage is at the heart of Ascend Canada and we want to recognize all of our members – the…

May 25, 2021
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Let’s talk about the model minority myth
By Kelvin Fung I am a son of Chinese immigrant parents from Hong Kong. Though I was born in Toronto, I was raised by my grandparents in Hong Kong until I was school age. When I moved to Canada as a 4 year old, my parents strongly encouraged me to assimilate so I could fit...
May 13, 2021
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Take 5: Managing your energy and time in the world of remote work

By Ellen Truong I’ve often thought that there weren’t enough hours in a day to accomplish everything that I planned to do. Throw in a global pandemic, and life as we previously knew it was flipped upside down. In the initial stages of the pandemic, I was optimistic about going virtual, about the convenience of…

May 5, 2021
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Take 5: The value of being you
Erin Latimer, a Canadian Paralympian, recently held an Ascend Café Office Hour where she shared her journey in the sports and corporate world. The following are her five rules to live by, in her own words. By Erin Latimer In both the sports and the corporate world, we have very specific ideas of what success...
March 31, 2021
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Read, watch and listen: What changed the way I thought about my career

The things we read, watch and listen can deeply influence the way we think and the decisions we make. As part of our International Women’s Day spotlight, we asked some dynamic women to share their go-to resources and the impact it had on their careers. Angie Kim, Vice President, Operations, Loblaw Companies Limited Read: The…

March 31, 2021
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Black History Month: The Importance of Being an Ally

As we celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of Black Canadians, Ascend Canada members share the importance of being an ally. Not just this month, but throughout the year. “Understanding and celebrating Black history is an issue close to my heart. Whether it’s Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, the Obamas or…

February 22, 2021
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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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Ascend Asks: Bert Floyd, Senior Manager, Assistive Technologies, TD

Bert Floyd (left) and Carolyn Ayson 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…

December 17, 2020
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Ascend Asks: Dr. Bruce Choy, Managing Director, PwC Canada and Governor, George Brown College

Dr. Bruce Choy, Managing Director, PwC Canada 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,…

November 4, 2020
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