Scotiabank joins Ascend Canada as a sponsor to help raise pan-Asian talent

Scotiabank joins Ascend Canada as a sponsor to help raise pan-Asian talent

November 23, 2018, Toronto: Ascend Canada welcomes Scotiabank as a sponsor. Together the organizations will work on promoting diversity and inclusion in the Canadian workplace and helping Pan-Asian leaders fulfill their potential.

“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

About Scotiabank

As Canada’s international bank, Scotiabank is a leader when it comes to inclusion. The Bank serves more than 24 million customers globally with employees who speak more than 100 languages and hail from more than 120 countries. The Bank’s inclusion journey has evolved over its many years in business through valuing differences and aspiring to create inclusive environments. A diverse, inclusive environment allows customers and employees to reach their fullest potential. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabankviews.

For more information, please contact:
Shalini Bazari, Communications Manager, Ascend Canada