TORONTO, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - J. Urban Joseph, former Vice-Chairman of the Toronto Dominion Bank, has been appointed as Honorary Board Chair Emeritus for Career Edge Organization, a Toronto-based social enterprise that connects candidates facing employment barriers with Canadian employers through paid internships.
In 1996, Mr. Joseph was among the original six business leaders – including David Pecaut, civic leader and co-founder of Luminato – who founded Career Edge, a paid internship program designed to help young graduates launch their careers and improve Canada's youth unemployment crisis of the mid-1990's. Now in its 20th year, Career Edge has helped over 12,000 young people, as well as people with disabilities, new Canadians, and Canadian Forces Reservists successfully join the Canadian workforce.
In addition to his leadership with Career Edge, Mr. Joseph is extremely active as a corporate director. He holds directorships in a number of highly regarded companies and non profit organizations including First Nations Bank of Canada, Medcan Health Management, Mediteck International, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission, The Design Exchange, and Prime Mentors of Canada.
Mr. Joseph was made an officer of the Order of the Canada in 2001 for his extensive contributions to the aboriginal peoples and youth of Canada.
About Career Edge Organization
Career Edge is a self-sustaining social enterprise that connects leading Canadian employers with diverse, qualified talent through paid internships; it helps candidates launch their careers by partnering with businesses to develop or enhance their diversity recruitment and inclusion strategies. Interns have the opportunity to overcome employment barriers and jump-start their careers, while employers ensure their workforce progression now, and for years to come.
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