Ascend Canada and CIBC partners together to develop pan-Asian leaders

Ascend Canada and CIBC partners together to develop pan-Asian leaders

December 10, 2018, Toronto: Ascend Canada welcomes CIBC as a partner to help Pan-Asian leaders fulfil their potential. Together the organizations will work together in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Canadian workplace and in developing current and future Pan-Asian leaders.

“CIBC is committed to hiring, retaining and advancing diverse professionals across our bank, and through our partnership with Ascend Canada, we are committed to creating even more opportunities to empower emerging leaders.” Tina Mithra, Vice President, Personal & Business Banking and Enterprise-wide Compliance and co-Executive Sponsor of CIBC’s Asian Employee Network.

“Ascend continues to grow in size and scale casting a wider and more meaningful impact across the country. The credit for our success goes to Ascend’s powerful network of partners, sponsors, members and volunteers whose infectious passion for diversity and inclusion helps us constantly push the boundaries. A big thank you to our partners and sponsors, whose involvement is testament to the positive change we are creating.”  Kelvin Tran, President, Ascend Canada.

Ascend Canada is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada. It brings important conversations to the boardroom and acts as a catalyst to reinforce change by identifying growth and leadership opportunities for Pan-Asian Leaders. The volunteer led organization has been enthusiastically supported by some of Canada’s leading companies in Financial, Technology, Retail and Professional Services industries.

About Ascend Canada

Ascend Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission to develop and advance pan-Asian talent through partnership with other Canadian and like-minded organizations. With more than 3,000 members and many corporate partners and sponsors, Ascend Canada’s objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks and providing programs and events that inspire, as well as educate. For more information on Ascend Canada, visit

For more information, please contact:

Shalini Bazari, Communications Manager, Ascend Canada