Accenture has been the proud sponsor of the IT Connections program since 2013. Their support for this program extends well beyond just sponsorship. Throughout the year, in every single IT Connections cohort, Accenture brings their staff in as guest speakers, volunteers that help newcomers with mock interviews and mentors for the program participants. In 2019, ACCES Employment was the recipient of a global grant from Accenture in the amount of $1.1M. ACCES will use the grant to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered bot to improve services for job seekers, many of whom are newcomers to Canada.
ACCES Employment has been named one of the ten winners of the inaugural 2018 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. Through this grant, ACCES has launched the Women in Technology (WiT) program which will provide immigrant women with training and employer connections to secure IT related jobs in high-growth fields such as programming and cybersecurity.
Speed Mentoring® (Peel Region)
Toronto Pearson’s community investment program, Propeller Project, is proud to partner with ACCES Employment to help expand the Speed Mentoring® program in Peel region to connect more skilled new Canadians and young adults to local employers.
The Speed Mentoring® program at ACCES allows job seekers to gain the vital direction and competitive advantage offered through mentorship by established professionals in their sector that will positively impact their job search and career in the Canadian workplace for years to come.
Networking for Newcomer and Refugee Youth
ACCES Guest Speaker Series
Accounting Information and Event Series
Online Learning Modules
In-Kind and Pro Bono Projects
Alumni Engagement Strategy & Impact Days
As a result of this successful project, ACCES will be rolling out a full alumni strategy this coming year.
Deloitte has also supported ACCES in a volunteer capacity with multiple Impact Day projects since 2017 to support their Speed Mentoring® program. Impact Days have enabled newcomers to network with Deloitte professionals in their field, receive advice about their job search, and meet contacts that can refer them to job opportunities.