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WTS Membership – Join Today!

JOIN TODAY!

Join WTS Toronto Area Chapter today and begin to enjoy the benefits of membership. By joining, you will become one of more than 6,000 members internationally—both women and men—participating in professional activities, networking opportunities and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, including:
  • Networking with other transportation professionals of all levels and in all modes in both the public and private sectors.
  • Taking advantage of unique industry learning opportunities.
  • Becoming a leader in the only multimodal professional transportation association in the world.
  • Contributing to the workforce development of your community’s infrastructure.
  • Meeting and mingling with VIPs in both the public and private sectors.
  • Participating in professional development events specific to the transportation industry.
MARCH MEMBERSHIP MADNESS RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

Join WTS Toronto Area Chapter and your first event is on us!

Join WTS Toronto Area Chapter during the month of March, and your first event is free (approximately $50 value*). We host approximately one event per month, and the year ahead promises to be exciting with technical tours, speaker series, professional development workshops and networking events.

To join the Chapter, please visit: https://www.wtsinternational.org/about-wts/member-types

Early Bird Referral Campaign - Refer a friend before March 15th for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs

For every referral until March 15th, you are entered into a drawing for a chance to win two tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers on March 23, 2019 (compliments of ARUP, a WTS Toronto Area Chapter Platinum Corporate Sponsor)… So, tell your friends to join! The more referrals you provide, the better your chances of winning.
*Applied to any WTS event of your choice, up to $50 in value (for non-members).

 

WTS TORONTO AREA CHAPTER -
HONORARY MEMBERS

The WTS Toronto Area Chapter is pleased to welcome the 2018 Honorary Members recognized at the Chapter’s Annual Dinner. These individuals are key leaders in the location transportation industry and have proven success in bringing people together to solve transportation challenges. Honorary members will help to strengthen the Chapter’s strategic pillars: professional development, personal development, networking and industry influence.

 

JANET (JAN) DE SILVA – President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Jan is an experienced international business executive with a track record of excelling in on-the-ground leadership roles. As President & CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Jan is spearheading efforts to make Toronto one of the most competitive and sought-after business regions in the world.

Prior to joining the Board, Jan spent 14 years in leadership roles in Asia. She served as CEO of Sun Life Financial’s Hong Kong subsidiary and Mainland China joint venture. She co-founded and was CEO of Retail China Limited, which was acquired in 2010. She later served as Dean of Ivey Asia, leading the Hong Kong campus and Asia operations of Ivey Business School of Western University.

Highly respected for her business advocacy and government engagement efforts, Jan has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, a Woman of our Time by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post and made the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s inaugural Diversity 50 list. She currently sits on the boards of Intact Financial Corporation, Blue Umbrella Limited and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance.

 

LINDA MCAUSLAND – Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation Ontario

com-cathyW Linda is the Assistant Deputy Minister of Provincial Highways Management Division at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) where she is responsible for leading the management of the network of highways and bridges across Ontario. This involves the delivery of a $2.8 billion capital program and includes 16,900 km of highway, 694 bridges and more than 1900 staff in five regions and three corporate branches. It also includes the management of 29 remote northern airports that support Indigenous communities and 9 ferry services across the province.

Linda previously served as the Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Corporate Services Division, Director of the Finance and Transportation Policy Branches, the Manager of the Provincial and Environmental Policy Office and spent ten years in Human Resources supporting several change initiatives across the MTO.

Linda has been with the Ontario Government for over 30 years and has also worked with the Ministries of Natural Resources and Northern Development and Mines. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo and has attended the Public Executive Program at Queens University and the Executive Leadership Program at the Niagara Institute. Linda was appointed by the Premier to the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and is a board member of the Ring of Fire Development Corporation and the Transportation Association of Canada.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:
Andrea Lendak, WTS Toronto Area Chapter Membership Chair
at 647.835.1756 or alendak@ibigroup.com, and she can assist you.

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