Accenture to announce $1 million grant to ACCES Employment that will help thousands of new Canadians secure jobs through new digital platform

TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend Accenture's (NYSE: ACN) official announcement that it will provide a US$1 million (C$1.4 million) grant to ACCES Employment, which will help the organization develop a new digital platform to deliver skills training and professional services to more than 56,000 new Canadians who are seeking employment over the next two years in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada.

DATE:           

Tuesday, January 19, 2016



TIME:            

8:00 a.m. ET



LOCATION:

Toronto Region Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1



SPEAKERS:

Cristina Martins, Member of Provincial Parliament for Davenport and Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade


Bill Morris, Canada President and Senior Managing Director at Accenture


Allison Pond, Chief Executive Officer, ACCES Employment


Tatiana Pari, Business Analyst and Graduate of ACCES's Leadership Connections Program

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world's largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About ACCES Employment
ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting employers with qualified employees from diverse backgrounds. More than 16,000 job seekers are served annually at five locations across the Greater Toronto Area. As a not-for-profit corporation, ACCES receives funding from all levels of government, corporate sponsors, various supporters and the United Way Toronto. For more information about youth services and programs at ACCES, please visit www.accesemployment.ca.

SOURCE Accenture

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Anne Stevenson, NATIONAL Public Relations, 416-848-1445, astevenson@national.ca; Theresa Ebden, Accenture, 416-358-6741, Theresa.Ebden@accenture.com; Ada Wong, ACCES Employment, 416-431-5326 ext. 2465, awong@accesemployment.ca

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