Welcome to Business of Inclusion a podcast from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. On the pod, we’ll bring you topics that affect the Greater Toronto Area’s employers and it's increasingly diverse workforce.
Impact of Mentoring on Immigrants’ Careers
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to acknowledge the immense contribution of our mentors in the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program who support immigrant professionals in building their careers in Canada. In the latest episode of the Business of Inclusion podcast, Dalia Farra speaks to one of our “super-mentors,” Iad Abdulrahman and his mentee, Khaled Abo Khair, about their mentoring journey, the benefits for both of them through the partnership, and why it can be so rewarding.
You can also find out more about the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program here - https://mentoringpartnership.ca
Building Prosperity: Advancing Immigrants’ Careers to Benefit Everyone
Over the last 10 years, there has been significant improvement in meaningful employment outcomes for immigrant professionals as more and more people are finding jobs commensurate with their skills and talents. However, a gap still exists when it comes to immigrants advancing in their careers when compared to their Canadian-born counterparts. In our latest episode, Raj Dam and Vivian Li discuss the factors behind these gaps and why addressing it will benefit not just immigrants but Canadian economy as a whole.
You can also find out more about TRIEC’s Career Advancement for Immigrant Professionals (CAIP) program here - https://triec.ca/career-advancement/
Champions of Immigrant Inclusion
Presenting TRIEC’s 2021 award recipients Biju Misra, Daisy Vora, and Mazeena Rafi on the latest episode of the Business of Inclusion podcast! Listen to them share their inspiring journeys, stories of success, and insights and advice for newcomers and immigrant professionals to successfully build their careers in Canada. Check it out now!
You can also click here to visit our YouTube channel and view stories of all our 2021 Award winners – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2j8N5CDEgo&list=PLSz7LN69jrSo2daPtztIn4hwQLfbJbp5d
Building Diversity and Inclusion on Boards
Boards play a very important in both the Corporate and Nonprofit sectors, in setting the organization’s mission, vision, goals and objectives, and providing strategic insight. However, while immigrant professionals make up almost 50% of Toronto’s workforce, less than half of those serve on an organization’s Board. The numbers are even lower for racialized immigrants and women of colour.
On the second episode of Season Two of the Business of Inclusion podcast, we speak to Gautam Nath, Founder, Jobs in Canada, and Alisa Choi Darcy, Client Services and Account Director, AV Communications, about the importance of building diversity and inclusion on Boards, and what organizations can do to address this gap. They also discuss how joining a non-profit Board can be beneficial to immigrant professionals in their career.
Setting up a Community of Practice to drive inclusion in your workplace
Welcome to Season Two of Business of Inclusion! In our Season Premiere episode, hosted by Anna Kostecka, Senior Manager, Learning and Inclusive Workplaces, TRIEC, we welcomed Iren Koltermann, Managing Director, eCaliber Group, and Michael Kaneva, Chief Diversity Officer, Export Development Canada, to discuss TRIEC’s Community of Practice initiative – what it is, how it works, and how it can help drive inclusion in the workplace. Iren and Michael also give their insights on how you can set up your own Community of Practice in your organization.
Ep. 5 - The Power of Storytelling: A Conversation with Camille Dundas
Our latest episode is a special feature with Camille Dundas, of ByBlacks.com, in conversation with Chidimma Eghagha, Communications Director, Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN), and Danielle Chen, President, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) Alumni Association Canada. Camille talks about her experience as a Black woman balancing a full-time job with being an entrepreneur, a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion, and a mother of two. The three discuss the importance of sharing stories, and how they have the power to bring important issues to light.