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Ascend Canada and CIBC partners together to develop Pan-Asian Leaders

Monday, December 10, 2018   (1 Comments)
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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


varun katukojwala says...
Posted Monday, December 10, 2018
I am a new bee in this, but it looks exciting and want to be a part of it. Reply: Hi Varun, thanks for your interest. To become a member you must join with either a corporate sponsor code or as an individual member. Employees of sponsoring firms are eligible for membership discounts, please contact us at for the sponsor discount code of your company. For more details, visit

about Ascend

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 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. 

Vision: To have a diverse and inclusive Canada where pan-Asian talent can achieve its full potential.

Mission: Partner and progress with Canadian Organizations to develop and advance pan-Asian talent.

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