Welcome to WINS Toronto
First and foremost we acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
WINS Toronto is a Not-for-Profit organization which champions and aims to promote inclusive and equitable policies in the Canadian workforce. We enable and develop the professional skills of those who might have experienced challenges based on their dimensions of diversity. We provide an embracing community of care and support for professionals to learn from each other and expand their horizons through extended interaction with a professional network. The name WINS reflects our commitment to providing a setting in which our members and other diverse professionals can succeed and flourish.
WINS Toronto’s founder is Dr. Hitu Sood. Hitu started WINS Toronto on December 1, 2018. Through WINS Toronto, Hitu envisions to create a community of support for diverse multifaceted and talented professionals to achieve greater success and break down societally created barriers.
In 2020, WINS Toronto intends to bring attention to the barriers and challenges faced by immigrant women professionally in Canada. By using community research, case studies, dialogue, and discussions we intend to bring attention to these challenges and explore ways to overcome them.
An echo of diverse voices is what WINS Toronto is all about. Come join us to give your thoughts a voice. We welcome everyone to our public events for networking, discussions, and professional development.
Follow WINS Toronto to show your support for a diverse and a more inclusive workforce in Canada.
THE STORY BEHIND WINS TORONTO
WINS Toronto's founder is Dr. Hitu Sood. Hitu as an immigrant woman in Canada and previously Australia experienced challenges faced by women immigrant professionals that chose a new country to call home. This motivated Hitu to start an initiative that enables, supports and encourages others to realize their full professional potential.
To know more about Hitu click here.
WHO WE ARE
Our Executive Team
About our members
Our members are professionals from diverse backgrounds who have overcome challenges on their career paths. WINS Toronto is a community of support for such professionals. Members meet every month in Downtown Toronto. Over a period of time members can help each other navigate and overcome hurdles in employment situations. We encourage members to make a genuine connection and bond at a human level with each other.
Members volunteer to contribute to based on their talent and area of interest. Winners who make WINS Toronto what it is by volunteering on a regular basis are:
(in alphabetical order)
Aaron Luo, PhD is our Researcher and Project Specialist.
Bhagyashree Chouhan is our IT and infrastructure Lead.
Bharti Dhar is our Recruitment Lead.
Joshua McGurk is our Marketing Specialist.
Liliana Nakamura a core member who has been with WINS Toronto since inception has helped organized public events in 2019.
Ryon Dalir is our Marketing Specialist.
Safaa Albashiti is our HR Specialist.
Sharvari Jois suggested the name WINS.
Terry Gayle a core member who has been with WINS Toronto since inception volunteered her time to provide project support.
OUR PUBLIC EVENTS
Every few months we organize networking and learning sessions for the public. In this age of fast and goal focused networking, our events are an endeavor to shift the paradigm on networking a bit. Our public events are focused on enabling professionals to learn something new while networking.
2019 Public Events at Metro Hall
An Overview of Project Management: By Khalida Kesury
Artificial Intelligence Basics: By Joyce Lam
Health & Fitness for Professionals: By Terry Gale
Informational Interviews for Job Seekers & Newcomers to Canada: By Deepa Phillips
2020 Public Events
An Immigrant Women's Journey to Self-Employment: By Doreen Fernandez held at City Hall.
LinkedIn Masterclass: By Dean Delpeache, on June 26 & July 3.
Our June 26, 2020 session is available on our YouTube channel.
Our July 3, 2020 session is available on our YouTube channel.
Our October 2020 session 'From fear to freedom: small shifts for positive growth': By Brian G. Bachand, CEO evolution evolution & Chairman Acces Employment is available on our YouTube channel.
Upcoming Virtual Public Learning Session TBD
Due to the ongoing pandemic we will hold virtual networking/ learning sessions.
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A diversity & inclusion initiative by HITU HR Solutions. Visit: www.hituhrsolutions.com
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