Work Together, Soar Together: Ascend Canada Fall Conference to examine how diversity and inclusion accelerates organizational success

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Ascend Canada, a non-profit Pan-Asian organization for professionals, today announced its 2016 Fall Conference line-up, featuring a panel discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This year's conference, "Work Together, Soar Together", will focus on collaboration and partnership with champions and allies to develop Pan-Asian leaders in the workplace.

"Ascend Canada is working to create an environment where everyone can develop to meet their full potential. Organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion have an engaged work force with rich perspectives, which is a key ingredient that drives success in today's business world," said Kelvin Tran, President and Chairman of the Board, Ascend Canada and Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor, TD Bank Group.

The conference will include panel discussions and four workshops with influential leaders from different backgrounds and like-minded organizations such as Catalyst Canada and the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals. These discussions will explore how strong networks drive professional and organizational success, and will address the challenges and best practices on how leaders can work together and help each other excel in their careers and help their organizations thrive.

Workshops will teach methods to "unlearn" negative internal bias, as well as answering the question of "Why should I choose you" in seven words or less. Leadership and communications experts will share their personal stories to illustrate what it takes to stand out and be extraordinary.

"Great discussions and learnings are at our fingertips to advance diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to inspire action toward a more inclusive corporate Canada. When we work together, we soar together," says Tran.

Event details:
Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 1:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
MTCC Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building
255 Front Street West
Conference Centre
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

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About Ascend Canada
Ascend Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission to enhance the presence, influence, and visibility of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders in Canada. With more than 3,000 members and 19 corporate partners, 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.

SOURCE Ascend Canada

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For further information: Media Contact: Patrick Bhang, Associate VP, Marketing, Ascend Canada, Phone: 416-271-0972, Email:


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