Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Today, with the support of our more than 3,000 members and numerous corporate partners, our mission is to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks, and providing programs and events that inspire as well as educate. Ascend Canada is also creating awareness and eminence for our corporate partners while helping them achieve their business, talent and inclusion goals.
Internationally, Ascend has 37 professional and student chapters located in major business hubs and campuses and over 5,000 members from over 200 major companies. Ascend membership is open to individuals of all ethnicities and business backgrounds.
Our Objectives are to:
In the early years of Ascend Canada prior to reaching full scale, we will be offering professional development, networking opportunities and speaker forums.
After reaching scale, a full program will include:
Firms can participate as partners by supporting staff membership or by becoming a Corporate Sponsor. Please contact Ascend Canada for more details if you are interested in Corporate sponsorhip.
Individual membership fees are as follows:
The Founding Firms of Ascend Canada are TD Bank Group, Royal Bank of Canada, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, McCarthy Tetrault, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.