A- A A+

 
Online Services:

logo

Online Services:

headers-employers

  • Home
  • Walk of Fame Awards

Walk of Fame Awards

Each year, ACCES Employment is proud to honour a select group of employers that work closely with ACCES Employment to support our mission of helping newcomers and jobseekers to find employment in their field.

This year’s Walk of Fame Awards honour influential individuals representing employers that have contributed to the development and growth of ACCES over our 30-year history. During this time, we reached many milestones and achievements that reflect who we are today.

Congratulations to each of our winners and thank you for your continued commitment to ACCES!

Ellen Austin, HR Business Partner, Business Development Bank of Canada

Elizabeth Fletcher, Senior Manager, Citizens Services, Accenture Canada

Mike French, SVP & CFO, Canadian Retail, TD Bank Group

Susan Hawkins, Manager, RBC Recruitment, Greater Toronto Region, National

Selina Louzado, Novotel Hotels and Resorts

Al Roissl, CFP, Managing Director, Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network

Anand Vyas, General Manager, Oscardo Inc.

 

Ellen Austin, HR Business Partner, Business Development Bank of Canada

Ellen Austin, HR Business Partner, Business Development Bank of Canada

Ellen has been instrumental in growing and developing the relationship between ACCES and the Business Development Bank of Canada since 2010. Ellen led the partnership between ACCES and BDC in 2012 to pilot the Entrepreneurship Connections program for newcomers starting a business in Canada. Ellen has also supported the Financial Services Connections™ advisory committee for the last six years and BDC has hired over 35 ACCES clients into various roles throughout the organization.
Elizabeth Fletcher, Senior Manager, Citizens Services, Accenture Canada

Elizabeth Fletcher, Senior Manager, Citizens Services, Accenture Canada

Elizabeth Fletcher first started building the relationship between ACCES and Accenture in 2009. Since then, she has been instrumental in continuing to grow our partnership as it aligns with Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative, which targets providing 3 million people globally with skills to secure meaningful work or build a business by the end of 2020. Since 2009, Accenture has supported a number of ACCES services through employee volunteering and cash grants. Accenture is the lead sponsor of our IT Connections program and they support Speed Mentoring® and various other ACCES initiatives. In 2016, ACCES Employment received a $1.4 million CAD Global Grant from Accenture to develop an end-to-end online services platform.
Mike French, SVP & CFO, Canadian Retail, TD Bank Group

Mike French, SVP & CFO, Canadian Retail, TD Bank Group

Mike French has partnered with ACCES to further grow a strong relationship that began 10 years ago. To date, TD has recruited 436 ACCES clients into financial services, information technology, human resources and other roles across the organization. Mike also actively contributes to ACCES through the Leadership Connections program advisory committee and has been instrumental in securing support for ACCES’s World of Difference campaign. In 2016, TD supported ACCES with the development and launch of our Empowering Women program. This program helps newcomer women realize their leadership potential through an intensive one-week course that includes leadership and communication training as well as mentoring from TD executives. Supported through a sponsorship from TD, the program’s success depends on the dedicated efforts of a number of leaders at TD. Andreea Amarei worked tirelessly to develop the concept and initiate the program. Nicole Jacksic, also a champion, has evolved the design of the program and works with TD to ensure that leaders are available to mentor and lead sessions. Andrea Robertson, an ACCES Board Member, is actively involved in the planning, content and volunteer engagement of the program.
Susan Hawkins, Manager, RBC Recruitment, Greater Toronto Region, National

Susan Hawkins, Manager, RBC Recruitment, Greater Toronto Region, National

Office, Personal & Commercial Banking and Operation, RBC Royal Bank Susan and her team have worked with ACCES for the past ten years, recruiting 438 ACCES clients into financial services, information technology, human resources and other roles throughout the organization. She actively contributes as a member of both the Financial Services Connections™ and Leadership Connections advisory committees and has helped develop the curriculum and overall strategic direction of these programs. She has led numerous recruitment events for ACCES clients and regularly shares her expertise and advice about what employers are looking for in candidates.
Selina Louzado, Novotel Hotels and Resorts

Selina Louzado, Novotel Hotels and Resorts

Selina Louzado has hired more than 20 ACCES clients over the last five years in a variety of roles at the hotel. In addition to recruitment, Selina has organized tours for newcomers at the hotel to learn more about the hospitality industry. She has been an active member of the Human Resources Connections program advisory committee since 2010. Novotel has also made in-kind donations to ACCES Employment’s annual United Way campaign.
Al Roissl, CFP, Managing Director, Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network

Al Roissl, CFP, Managing Director, Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network

Al Roissl has worked with ACCES in a variety of ways since 2008, hiring 10 of our clients into financial advisor and administration roles in Scarborough, Mississauga and Cambridge. Desjardins has provided sponsorship and support for ACCES’s Sales and Marketing Connections program, Speed Mentoring® Marathon and contributed as a donor to our World of Difference campaign.
Anand Vyas, General Manager, Oscardo Inc.

Anand Vyas, General Manager, Oscardo Inc.

Anand Vyas came to ACCES Employment 10 years ago with a background in warehousing from England. With this experience, he found the support he needed at ACCES to secure his first opportunity with Oscardo Inc. Since then he has moved up in the organization and is now a General Manager. He has hired over 10 clients from ACCES Employment and many of these long-standing employees have been promoted into various roles.