Leading Inclusion:
Annual Report 2017-2018

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A Greater Toronto Region that prospers by fully engaging the contributions of immigrant professionals.


Create and champion solutions to better integrate immigrant professionals in the Greater Toronto Region labour market.

A Message From TRIEC

What's New at TRIEC

It’s been another great year at TRIEC. We began implementing our 2017-2020 strategic plan and were able to achieve the targets we had set out for ourselves this year. This is thanks to the contributions of our staff - and our amazing partners, whose support was critical to our success.

Key Outcomes
from 2017-2018

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1802 mentoring matches in 2017-2018

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40/108 – Inclusive Workplaces by 2020


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TRIEC Mentoring Partnership Success Story; Sue Chan

Throughout my career I have had many mentors. I decided to join TRIEC Mentoring Partnership as I wanted the opportunity to give back.

TRIEC Mentoring Partnership Success Story; Erwin Leitsch

At the very beginning of the program, I connected with my mentor through LinkedIn. It was after this that I felt more confident about my goals and where should I focus my efforts.

Leading the Conversation: Diversity and Inclusion Training for Leaders

Leading the Conversation is a comprehensive four-month leadership program.

Financial Reporting

Financial Reporting

How our funds were raised

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How our funds were spent

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Total revenue and expenditure

Government of Canada $1,196,517.00
Government of Ontario $704,050.00
Foundations $588,433.00
Corporate donations and sponsorships $120,655.00
Other Donors, interest income and other income $87,090.00
Total $2,696,745.00  
Program Delivery  
Employer engagement activities $491,441.00
Immigrant employment initiatives $1,092,444.00
Program development and project support $626,555.00
Core Support $452,288.00
Total Expenditures $2,662,728.00  

Thank you to our funders and sponsors

Logo Accenture Logo City of Toronto Logo Employment and Social Development of Canada Logo Government of Ontario logo Immigrant, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada logo Manulife logo Trillium Foundation logo Royal Bank of Canada logo Scotiabank

Board members:

  • Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow

    President and Chief Human Capital Officer, 3C Workforce Solutions

  • Stephen Boutilier

  • Joan Andrew

  • Doron Telem

    National Leader, Risk Consulting Partner, Advisory Services KPMG

  • Sai Cherla

    VP and Head of IT Project Management Office, Bank of Montreal

  • Stephen Haynes

    Rogers Communications

  • Craig Hapelt

    Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

  • Sunil Johal

    Policy Director, Mowat Centre, School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto

  • Geoffrey King

    CEO, BridgeDXi

  • Timothy Owen

    Former Director, World Education Services Canada

  • Sevaun Palvetzian

    Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

  • Allison Pond

    Chief Executive Officer, ACCES Employment

  • Waheeda Rahman White

    Director, Organizational Development and Diversity, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

TRIEC Staff:

  • Margaret Eaton

    Executive Director

  • Debroy Chan

    Director, Immigrant Inclusion Strategies

  • Rahim Vadsarya

    Senior Manager, Finance and Operations

  • Farhan Ali

    Finance Coordinator

  • Maria Masina

    Executive/Program Coordinator

  • Anna Shreyer

    Program and Executive Assistant

  • Jamila Khanom-Allidina

    Program Assistant

  • Tulan Ma

    Senior Manager, Growth Project

  • Lisette Peerlings

    Manager, Information Technology

  • Fouad El-Khabbaz

    Business Analyst

  • Lola Owoseni

    Administrative and Operations Assistant

  • Helen Davies

    Senior Manager, Communications

  • Rick Weiss

    Communications Specialist, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

  • Daniel Kim

    Specialist, Communications and Media Relations

  • Rohit Singh

    Communications and Program Assistant

  • Nichola Johnson-Young

    Senior Manager, Employer Relations

  • Kerri Brock, Manager

    Employer Relations

  • Jenny Okonkwo

    Manager, Employer Relations

  • Ashani Ponnamperuma

    Research and Partnerships Specialist

  • Anna Kostecka

    Senior Manager, Learning Initiatives

  • Rachel Crowe

    Manager, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership Learning Projects

  • Jihyun Jeong

    E-Learning Consultant, Learning Initiatives

  • Shabnum Budhwani

    Senior Manager, Program Delivery, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

  • Annie Singh

    Senior Manager, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

  • Beatrice Kohlenberg

    Manager, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership Referrals

  • Rania Younes

    Project Manager, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership Evaluation Project

  • Meena Sankaran

    Manager, Community Partner Relationships and QA, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

  • Aruna Dey

    Manager, Employer Partner Relationships and Mentor Engagement

  • Tina Virmani

    Learning Specialist, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

  • Yilmaz Dinc

    Research and Partnerships Specialist

  • Rajni Sharma

    Program Administrative Assistant

  • Rebecca Adams

    Program Assistant, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

  • Gabriela Casineanu

    Manager, Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) Initiative

  • Sathya Gnaniah

    Manager, Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) Initiative

  • Imra Ali

  • Maia Wyman