Welcome to WTS Toronto!
A Message from our Chapter President
Dear WTS Members, Colleagues and Friends,
2019 was an amazing year – we had many successes that WE as a Chapter accomplished together! What began as a conversation to brainstorm ideas to balance gender disparity that exists in the transportation industry, the Toronto Area Chapter continues to embrace the efforts of our founding Board of Directors and the vision and mission of WTS International.
And, 2020 has already started strong with the launch of the Mentorship Program, including 20 mentor/mentee pairings that will take part in workshops and “One-on-One” sessions. This year proves to be another great program.
Our Programs Committee has worked tirelessly to develop a complete 2020 program line-up, including Technical Tours, Speakers Series panel discussions, the Nine, Wine and Dine golf tournament, and the always popular Summer and Winter socials. We are also planning a Career Fair in April, where students can network with consultants, contractors and agencies in the transportation industry.
Our International Women’s Day Breakfast continue to grow in popularity and will be moved to a new location to allow for greater attendance. Our guest panelists include a diverse group from a wide range of transportation sectors who will discuss the importance of gender balance and diversity in the workplace.
Finally, planning is already underway for the Annual Dinner at the Old Mill. We expect another “sold out” and successful dinner where we recognize our members, corporate sponsors and the many Chapter accomplishments.
Last year, we hit the “Magical 200” membership, making the Toronto Area Chapter one of the “Top 15” Chapters within WTS International. Growing our membership is vital to the success of the Chapter. If you are not yet a member, please sign-up today. If you are a member, spread the word, look for ways to
become more involved and participate through committees and volunteer opportunities.
Our Corporate Sponsorship Program has grown to 20 companies. The commitment and support of our corporate sponsors not only allows us to deliver regular networking and professional development events, their support helps fund our scholarship program. At this year's Annual Dinner, we will again present scholarships to young women who are furthering their education in transportation related fields.
Keep a watch for the WTS Toronto Weekly, launched by the Communications Committee in 2019! They will keep our members abreast of all upcoming activities and share updates on all the great things happening at WTS Toronto.
I am excited and honoured to continue as your WTS Toronto Area Chapter President for 2020, and I look forward to another amazing year!
President - Toronto Area Chapter
WTS TORONTO IS PLEASED TO WELCOME OUR 2019 HONORARY MEMBERS
Recognized at the Chapter’s Annual Dinner, Jan De Silva and Linda McAusland are key leaders in the local transportation industry with proven success in bringing people together to solve complex transportation challenges. Appointing Honorary Members helps us strengthen the Chapter’s strategic pillars of professional development, personal development, networking and industry influence.