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Ascend Canada Fall Conference 2019

Ascend Canada

Friday, 20 September 2019 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Ascend Canada Fall Conference 2019

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Full Day Ticket 1d 52m $300.00 $0.00 $39.00 Add to Waitlist
Evening Ticket 1d 52m $100.00 $0.00 $13.00

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Be Bold. Be Different. Be You

 Ascend Canada’s 8th Annual Fall Conference is a one-day professional development event celebrating the theme for this year – Be Bold. Be Different. Be You. The conference brings together a diverse mix of influential thought leaders to discuss on a variety of topics ranging from leadership, inclusivity and workplace diversity.

What's new this year? Based on your feedback, we've added more speakers from technology organizations such as Google and Uber Eats. In addition, you can get up close and personal with senior executives at Ascend Café in a very small group setting.

This one-day professional development conference aims to inspire you to be a leader by channeling bold ideas that enrich our communities and organizations. The conference will feature an executive panel discussion with Poonam Singh, Managing Partner - Risk Advisory, Deloitte, Brian Lee, Chief Auditor, CIBC, and Kevin Strain, CFO, Sun Life.

Why you need to attend:  

  • Hear from global executives and leaders from Google, Uber, Deloitte, CIBC, and Sun Life 
  • Boost your career and knowledge with seven workshops offered on key topics such as:
    • How to stand out, take credit, and become a highly engaging leader
    • Applying design thinking
    • Improving communication skills
    • Unlocking leadership potential
    • The latest in fintech and innovation
  • Learn new strategies on driving inclusion and employee engagement that are based on findings from a joint Catalyst and Ascend Canada research project.
  • Build your professional network


Find out more about the Ascend Canada Conference here



Morning Agenda

8:15 am      Registration 
9:00 am      Opening Remarks
9:15 am      Spotlight Speaker - Natasha Walji
9:45 am      Emotional Tax in Canada: How empowering workplaces can retain visible minorities
10:30 am    Ascend Workshops – Session 1

11:45 am    Lunch & Fireside Chat - Dan Park, Awi Sinha

1:30 pm      Ascend Workshops – Session 2

3:00 pm      Ascend Workshops – Session 3 / Ascend Café 

Evening Agenda*

4:30 pm      Registration & Networking
5:30 pm      President’s Remarks
5:40 pm      Executive Panel - Poonam SinghBrian LeeKevin Strain
6:20 pm      Closing Remarks
6:45 pm      Networking

*Please note that the Full Day ticket includes admission to both the morning and evening conference segments.



Have questions about Ascend Canada Fall Conference 2019? Contact Ascend Canada

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When & Where

Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Friday, 20 September 2019 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Ascend Canada

Who We Are

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 numerous 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.

Our Vision

To have a diverse and inclusive Canada where Pan-Asian talent can achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

Partner and progress with Canadian organizations to develop and advance Pan-Asian talent.

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