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Award Nomination

Ascend Canada’s 6th Annual Leadership Awards Program


Celebrating Leaders in Corporate Canada


We are now accepting nominations for the 6th annual Ascend Canada Leadership Awards. Thank you for your interest. The Ascend Canada Leadership Awards are presented annually to individuals who exemplify personal dedication, professional achievement and commitment to the community.



RBC Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a Pan-Asian individual under 30 years of age who has demonstrated early leadership qualities through personal performance and commitment to professional, volunteer, and educational opportunities.


Ascend Innovator of the Year Award

This award recognizes a Pan-Asian individual who is identified as a disruptor in the industry through innovation; an individual who develops new or improves processes, methods, systems, products or services that have a meaningful impact in the workplace and community.  


Manulife Mentor of the Year Award

This award recognizes the dedication, guidance and leadership of an individual who has made a significant contribution to a Pan-Asian employee's or several Pan-Asian employees' quality of life and professional development.



December 21, 2018 – Nominations for 2018 awards program closes

January 14 to 18, 2019 – Short-listed nominees may be contacted for further information (nominees may be asked to complete informational interviews)

February 22, 2019 – Winners are notified

April 17, 2019 – Awards will be presented at the 2019 Ascend Canada Gala

To learn more about the awards and how to nominate someone, please review the Nomination Package



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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