Toronto – April 1, 2021

ACCES Employment is proud to announce Brian Bachand as the new Chair of our Board of Directors.  Brian was previously Vice-Chair of the Board and is a long-standing supporter, mentor, volunteer and leader for the success of ACCES and has contributed greatly to the growth and development of the organization.  His contributions include supporting ACCES with fundraising, programming, mentoring and overall strategic leadership.  He has been a valued member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and we look forward to his continued leadership in his role as Chair.  Below, Brian shares his motivation for contributing his time and leadership to ACCES.

“Anyone who has searched for a job knows the mental and emotional energy that is required every day. So often individuals experience a deep frustration and a deflated confidence. Now toss in being a new immigrant navigating language, culture and financial concerns. Not easy. This is where ACCES Employment welcomes and trains newcomers on their job search as a community. I am so proud of the mission of ACCES Employment. In particular, the passionate and warm employees that are committed to the success of each client. Now more than ever is the time to support those who have immigrated in their hope of securing a new professional life.  ACCES Employment captured my heart from my first day as a volunteer leading a workshop. I knew then this was an organization where my values aligned perfectly.  I am honored and energized to become Chair of the Board of Directors for ACCES Employment.”

Brian is the founder of evolution evolution, a Global Coaching Company that works with influential senior leaders on conscientious career change, international work, complex team management and realizing true leadership. His career in both the United States and Canada includes senior level roles in fundraising as well as recruitment.