Celebrating 10 years: Advancing towards a diverse and inclusive Canada

Celebrating 10 years: Advancing towards a diverse and inclusive Canada

By Manjit Singh 2022 is a special year for Ascend Canada; it’s our tenth anniversary. It’s amazing to see what we have accomplished over the past decade. Ascend Canada has grown to over 4,000 members…
Take 5: What I learned from Malala on International Women’s Day

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…
2022: A year of hope and optimism for the future

2022: A year of hope and optimism for the future

2021 was a year of challenge, change and opportunity. I’m proud of what we achieved together as we adjusted in response to the pandemic and world events that have sparked deep introspection into many aspects…
New Year, New You: 5 Radical Career Resolutions for the year

New Year, New You: 5 Radical Career Resolutions for the year

We are well into a new year. I’m sure many of you have already set some personal New Year’s resolutions. But have you thought about your career resolutions? There’s a real benefit to reflecting on…
Celebrating Ascend Canada’s MVPs

Celebrating Ascend Canada’s MVPs

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Ascend Canada MVP awards! To get to know our community leaders a little bit better, we asked them a few questions about their volunteer journey with Ascend.…
5 Life Lessons from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to take into 2022 and beyond

5 Life Lessons from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to take into 2022 and beyond

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was one of my favourite movies of 2021. Starring Canada’s very own Simu Liu as the titular character, this is the first Hollywood superhero movie with an…
Building an inclusive culture from a pan-Asian perspective

Building an inclusive culture from a pan-Asian perspective

The surge of anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic has invigorated conversations around equity, diversity and inclusion in our personal lives and professional spaces. By facilitating open dialogue and deeper understanding about individual differences, organizations…
Spotlight: How Samantha Chan Is Betting On Herself

Spotlight: How Samantha Chan Is Betting On Herself

by Emily Soojung Hwang Samantha wears many hats. Although her engineering and investment banking days are behind her, she continues to fill the roles of marketing and sales director, investor, author and mother. While she…
Read, watch and listen: the Asian edit

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…
Celebrating your Asian heritage – what are you most proud of?

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…